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Pennsylvania Will Sue Over NCAA Ban

By Reuters

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Tuesday he will file a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions it levied against Pennsylvania State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.Read More


Eric Cantor Seeks To Block Fiscal Cliff Deal

By Reuters

Washington’s last-minute scramble to step back from a “fiscal cliff” ran into trouble on Tuesday as Republicans in the House of Representatives balked at a deal to avert a budget crisis.Read More


Celebrating Slavery's End, 150 Years Later

By Reuters

Congregants at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church cried out in testimony, prayer and song at a New Year’s Eve service recalling the vigils held by blacks 150 years ago as they awaited President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.Read More


Pope Calls for 'Year of Peace' in 2013

By Reuters

Pope Benedict said in his New Year’s message on Tuesday he hoped 2013 would be a year of peace and that the world was under threat from unbridled capitalism, terrorism and criminality.Read More


Right-Winger Arrested for Praying at Temple Mount

By JTA

Likud Party activist Moshe Feiglin was detained and later released by Israel Police after praying on the Temple Mount.Read More


Historic Shuls Battle Over $7.4M Torah Bells

By JTA

Two historic congregations are feuding over a $7.4M set of ritual Torah bells. Touro Synagogue wants to sell the decorations but Shearith Israel objects.Read More


Senate Pulls Nation Back From Cliff's Edge

By Reuters

The Senate moved the U.S. economy back from the edge of a “fiscal cliff” on Tuesday, voting to avoid imminent tax hikes and spending cuts in a bipartisan deal that could still face stiff challenges in the House of Representatives.Read More


Hillary Clinton Suffered Blood Clot Beneath Skull

By Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear but is expected to make a full recovery, her doctors said on Monday in a statement released by the State Department.Read More


Anti-African Riots Erupt Over Tel Aviv Rape

By Haaretz

Dozens of rightist activists and residents of south Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood gathered on Monday to protest against African migrants, after it was reported that an Eritrean man raped an elderly woman last week.Read More


Doctor's Daughter Charged in 'Terror' Bomb Plot

By Reuters

Police arrested a New York City couple in their apartment on Saturday after authorities investigating a credit card theft found a highly explosive compound, bomb-making manuals, a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition, officials said on Monday.Read More


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