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Christie Slams Boehner for Dropping Ball on Sandy

By Reuters

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Wednesday he is committed to passing a Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill this month after his decision to deny a vote on the package drew scathing criticism from East Coast lawmakers and governors.Read More

Love at First Sight? 56% of Americans Believe

By Reuters

Most Americans believe in love at first sight, have never read their partner’s email and think good sex is very important to a successful relationship, a poll released on Wednesday showed.Read More

Congress Slammed for Skipping Sandy Aid Vote

By Reuters

Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York excoriated the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for delaying action on a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, according to a joint statement.Read More

Did Vienna Orchestra Try To Hide Nazi Past?


An Austrian lawmaker accused the Vienna Philharmonic of attempting to conceal the institution’s sympathy for the country’s Nazi leadership during World War II.Read More

Tunisia Wishes Jews a 'Merry Christmas'


A Tunisian minister wished a Merry Christmas to the country’s Jews.Read More

Ping Pong Prodigy Won't Play on Shabbat

By Forward Staff

Ping pong prodigy Estee Ackerman, an 11-year-old from Long Island, was disqualified from her final event at the 2012 US National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas when her match fell on the Jewish holy day of rest and she chose not to play, the New York Post reported.Read More

Lapid Vows To Shake Up Israel's Orthodox

By Reuters

In a matter of months, Yair Lapid has turned from heartthrob television news anchor into a rising star of Israeli politics, leading a new centrist party into elections on Jan. 22.Read More

Congress Skips Vote on Sandy Aid Package

By Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Tuesday night without acting on a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, prompting angry denunciations from members from the states hardest hit by the storm.Read More

Reluctant House Passes Fiscal Cliff Deal

By Reuters

The United States averted economic calamity on Tuesday when lawmakers approved a deal to prevent huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world’s largest economy off a “fiscal cliff” and into recession.Read More

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

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