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Kevin Youkilis Officially Joins Yankees

By Reuters

Former Red Sox rival Kevin Youkilis officially joined the New York Yankees on Friday when he signed a one-year contract to fill a void left by the absence of Alex Rodriguez, the American League team said.Read More


As Many as 27 Dead in Connecticut School Shooting

By Reuters

Possibly as many as 27 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in suburban Connecticut on Friday morning, media reported.Read More


Confident Hamas Stages Rallies in West Bank

By Reuters

Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas took to the streets of Hebron on Friday for the first time in five years, in a sign of improving relations with their secular Fatah rivals.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Quits Amid Corruption Charge

By Reuters

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday he was resigning after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, in a move that could have repercussions on the upcoming general election.Read More


Lawmakers Demand Release of Jacob Ostreicher

By JTA

A bipartisan slate of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Bolivian President Evo Morales to bring about the release of New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months.Read More


1669 French Jewish Graveyard Goes Digital

A French historical association plans to turn a graveyard near Strasbourg into France’s first “interactive Jewish cemetery.”Read More


Despite Bluster, Hamas Cowed by Gaza Defeat

By Reuters

Israel’s offensive on Gaza has deterred Hamas from new hostilities despite its claims of victory and the front is now at its quietest in 20 years, a senior Israeli military officer said.Read More


Israeli Soldiers Beat Reuters Photographers

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers punched two Reuters cameramen and forced them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment.Read More


RCA 'Deeply Troubled' by Yeshiva Allegations

By Forward Staff

The Rabbinical Council of America said it is “deeply troubled” over the allegations of sexual abuse at Yeshiva University’s High School for Boys that was revealed by the Forward.Read More


Carole King Wins Gershwin Pop Prize

By Reuters

American singer-songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Thursday.Read More


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