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Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel Will Clash for Los Angeles Mayor

By Reuters

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel looked set for a run-off vote after a Tuesday primary election, in a race that has seen the two Democrats vow to slash business taxes to help the city rebound from a persistent economic slump.Read More


1 Million Locusts Swarm Into Israel

By JTA

A swarm of 1 million locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt.Read More


Venezuela Opposition Leader Offers Condolences Over Hugo Chavez Death

By Reuters

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles called for unity among Venezuelans and offered condolences to Hugo Chavez’s family and supporters after the president’s death on Tuesday.Read More


Chuck Schumer Nixes Piecemeal Plan for Immigration Reform

By Reuters

Senator Charles Schumer, a member of a bipartisan group crafting comprehensive U.S. immigration reform, urged technology firms on Tuesday to stop lobbying for a standalone bill on high-skilled immigrants, saying such narrow legislation would not pass.Read More


Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Dies From Cancer

By Reuters

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader’s 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech.Read More


Israel Halts Deportation of Eritrean Immigrants

By JTA

Israel’s attorney general ordered a halt to the deportation of Eritrean migrants.Read More


Henry Kissinger Hospitalized After Fall

By Reuters

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to a New York hospital on Tuesday after a fall at his home and was expected to be released later in the day, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center said in a statement.Read More


Sequester Cuts to Aid for Israel Take Center Stage at AIPAC

By JTA

Imminent threats threading through the rhetoric at AIPAC conferences is hardly new, but this year’s alarm raising had a unique wrinkle: In addition to the prospect of a nuclear Iran, the other danger targeted by the pro-Israel lobby was domestic – sequestration.Read More


Arson Hits Company Planning Separate West Bank Bus Lines for Jews and Arabs

By JTA

Police are investigating possible arson to two buses belonging to a company that began offering special bus lines to transport West Bank Palestinian passengers.Read More


Top Orthodox Rabbi Shunned by Australian Beth Din

The Sydney Beth Din ostracized a senior Orthodox rabbi in Melbourne for “gross contempt, ignorance and defamation.”Read More


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