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Eric Schneiderman Cheers Gay Marriage Ruling

By Seth Berkman

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, an early proponent of gay marriage, celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the the Defense Of Marriage Act.Read More

Liberal Jewish Groups Win in Gay Marriage Ruling


The Supreme Court upheld the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.Read More

Supreme Court Backs Gay Marriage in Twin 5-4 Votes

By Reuters

The Supreme Court handed significant victories to gay rights advocates by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California.Read More

John Kerry Says Both Israelis and Palestinians 'Serious' About Peace Push

By Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both committed to reviving peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.Read More

Brooklyn Rabbi Probed Over 20 'Fake Charities'

By Frimet Goldberger

A Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox rabbi and purported do-gooder is under investigation for allegedly running 20 phony non-profit organizations to solicit funds from donors.Read More

New Breed of Jewish Militants Fights Back Against French Anti-Semitism


A new breed of Jewish radicals is gaining strength in France. Faced with rising anti-Semitism, the militants aim to exact a price on the street.Read More

Anthony Weiner Charges Into Lead in New York Mayor Poll

By Reuters

Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, attempting a political comeback two years after resigning in disgrace from the legislature, has taken the lead over his Democratic rivals in the race for New York City mayor, a poll showed.Read More

Marc Rich, Billionaire Oil Trader, Dies at 78

By Reuters

Billionaire Marc Rich, who invented oil trading and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton over what had once been the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history and busting sanctions with Iran, died on Wednesday from a stroke in Switzerland at 78.Read More

1,800-Year-Old Roman Road Unearthed in Israel


A section of a 1,800-year-old ancient road from the Roman period running from Jerusalem to Jaffa was uncovered in northern Jerusalem.Read More

Penny Pritzker Confirmed for Commerce by 97-1 Vote

By Reuters

The Senate on Tuesday voted to approve billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker to lead the U.S. Commerce Department, where she has promised to serve as a bridge between the White House and the business community.Read More

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