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Chuck Hagel Set for Approval as GOP Falls Short by 71-27 Vote

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The U.S. Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for the likely confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense.Read More

Orthodox Jew With No ID Must Pay $90 Fine


An Orthodox Jewish man who for religious reasons failed to produce identifying documents to Dutch police will have to pay a $90 fine, a Dutch appeals court ruled.Read More

Jack Lew Wins 19-5 Senate Committee Vote for Treasury Post

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The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, overlooking the perks he got from previous employers and clearing the way for a full-Senate confirmation vote.Read More

First Gaza Rocket in Months Hits Israel

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A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Israel on Tuesday, the first such attack since a November truce, and a militant group said it launched the strike to retaliate for the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail.Read More

Sheldon Adelson Sues Reporter for 'Foul-Mouthed' Line


Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”Read More

Obama Plans To 'Listen' During Visit to Israel and Palestinian Territories

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President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.Read More

Dov Hikind Apologizes for Blackface Purim Costume

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A state assemblyman apologized on Monday for donning blackface and wearing an Afro wig at a party celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, a costume that drew criticism from fellow lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League bias monitoring group.Read More

Sarah Silverman's Niece Escapes Arrest at Women of the Wall Purim Protest


A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests.Read More

Seth MacFarlane Panned as 'Bumbling' Oscars Host Depite Rise in Ratings

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Sunday’s Oscar ceremony scored the biggest TV audience in three years, and edgy new host Seth MacFarlane helped boost interest from young men, despite getting a mauling from TV critics.Read More

Andy Samberg Gets Engaged to Joanna Newsom

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Comic actor Andy Samberg and musician Joanna Newsom are engaged to be married, a representative of Samberg said on Monday.Read More

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