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Washington – Trump May Halt Insurer Payments To Force Democrats To Table On Healthcare

April 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he might consider withholding billions of dollars of Obamacare payments to health insurers to force Democrats back to the negotiating table on healthcare. Insurers and major medical groups have warned that not funding the payments, called cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which help cover out-of-pocket...

Washington – Trump Declares US-Russia Relations May Be At ‘All-time Low’

April 12, 2017 at 11:31 PM
Washington - Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low." His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. "Right now we're not getting along with Russia at all," Trump...

Chicago – United To Compensate People On Flight When Man Dragged Off

April 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Chicago - United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" aired Wednesday, United parent company CEO Oscar Munoz said he felt "ashamed"...

New York – United States’ First Female Muslim Judge Found Dead In Hudson River

April 12, 2017 at 10:45 PM
New York - A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York's Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York's highest court, was found floating off Manhattan's west side at about 1:45 p.m. EDT (1545 GMT), a police spokesman said. Police pulled Abdus-Salaam's fully...

Berlin – Germany On Spicer: Nazi Parallels Lead To ‘Nothing Good’

April 12, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says that comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations "leads to nothing good" — a reaction to his U.S. counterpart's remarks about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's invoking of the Holocaust to illustrate the severity of chemical weapons use drew rebukes from Jewish...

United Nations – Russia Vetoes UN Resolution To Condemn Syria Chemical Attack

April 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM
United Nations - Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure's Western backers. The vote on the Security Council resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favor, Russia and Bolivia against...

Jerusalem – Israeli Cabinet Minister Welcomes Spicer’s Apology Over Hitler Remarks

April 12, 2017 at 09:20 PM
Jerusalem - A senior member of Israel's government welcomed on Wednesday White House spokesman Sean Spicer's apology for saying Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, comments that overlooked the killing of millions of Jews in Nazi gas chambers. "Since he apologized and retracted his remarks, as far as (I) am concerned, the matter is over," Intelligence and Transport Minister Israel Katz...

Washington – Trump A No-show At White House Seder

April 12, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Washington - The modern era of a presidential Seder might have ended Monday, though the tradition of Passover in the White House hasn’t been extinguished altogether. Several aides to President Donald Trump gathered in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to commemorate the annual Jewish holiday, which former President Barack Obama celebrated every year while in office. But Trump did not...

Washington – Spicer Says He Let Trump Down With Comments Comparing Assad And Hitler

April 12, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Wednesday he had let down President Donald Trump with his "inexcusable and reprehensible" comments comparing the use of poison gas by Syria's president to the atrocities of Adolf Hitler. "I made a mistake. There's no other way to say it. I got into a topic that I shouldn't have and I screwed up," Spicer said during an event at a museum in...

Chol HaMoed Pesach 2017: Places To Go

April 12, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - Like every Chol HaMoed VIN News, is linking to special files from The Jewish Press (http://www.jewishpress.com) The Weekly Link (www.weeklylink.com) and The Monsey View who have compiled a special Chol HaMoed guide of places where you can spend your days. If you know of any other kosher entertainment locations and like to share with our readers, please post in the comments...

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