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Frank Lautenberg Won't Seek Reelection

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, at 89 the Senate’s oldest member, said on Thursday that he will not seek re-election next year.Read More

Chuck Hagel Vote Blocked for Now, Sparking Democratic Anger

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Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be U.S. defense secretary went into political limbo on Thursday as Republicans stepped up blocking tactics and Democrats accused them of putting the country at risk by delaying the filling of a major security post.Read More

Fracking Must Wait for Year in New York

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The fracking debate in New York state is hitting new heights as regulators delay a final decision on the controversial natural gas production method, but it looks increasingly clear that it will be a year - if ever - before drilling begins again.Read More

Ronald Dworkin, Legal Scholar, Dies at 81

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American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, the man behind some of the most influential theories of law and morality in modern jurisprudence, died on Thursday. He was 81.Read More

Anti-Arab Vandals Hit Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery

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Vandals spray-painted “Death to the Arabs” and anti-Muslim graffiti on graves in a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.Read More

Barack Obama and Democrats Plead for Action on Chuck Hagel

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made an impassioned appeal on Thursday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense, as Republicans said he might not get the 60 votes needed to overcome roadblocks preventing a vote on his confirmation.Read More

Prisoner X Spy Scandal Shines Light on Jewish Immigrants in Israel

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The jailhouse suicide of suspected Israeli double agent Prisoner X spotlights the Mossad’s recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy using their native passports.Read More

7 French Paintings Looted by Nazis Should Be Returned To Jewish Owners


A French restitution committee reportedly has recommended returning seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.Read More

Swansea's Israeli Soccer Star Itay Schechter Skips Training Trip to Dubai


An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.Read More

Erika Glazer Pledges $30M for Renovation of Los Angeles' Wilshire Temple


A Los Angeles philanthropist has pledged $30 million to support a vast restoration project for the city’s landmark Wilshire Boulevard Temple.Read More

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