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Washington – U.S. To Impose 20 Percent Duties On Canadian Softwood Lumber: Ross

April 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday his agency will impose new anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber imports, a move that escalates a long-running trade dispute between the two countries. Speaking to Reuters by phone a day ahead of the expected announcement, Ross said that the duties would affect $5 billion worth of softwood lumber...

Bernards, NJ – Beloved 600-year-old White Oak Tree Takes Final Bow

April 24, 2017 at 11:36 PM
Bernards, NJ - A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history. Crews at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards began taking down the...

Hyde Park, NY – Holocaust Records Project Launched At FDR Library And Museum

April 24, 2017 at 11:13 PM
Hyde Park, NY - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched an effort to find "unique but dispersed" Holocaust documents and other related material included in the institution's vast archives. The library and museum located in FDR's hometown of Hyde Park, New York, announced the launching of the Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project on...

Washington – Trump Says It’s ‘Possible’ He Will Ditch Iran Deal

April 24, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Washington - It’s “possible” that the United States will not remain in the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said. “I believe they have broken the spirit of the agreement,” Trump told The Associated Press. “There is a spirit to agreements, and they have broken it.” Asked by the AP whether that meant the United States would stick with the 2015 deal, which swapped...

Boca Raton, FL – Holocaust Survivors Hail Allianz Golf Tourney Sponsor End

April 24, 2017 at 10:04 PM
Boca Raton, FL - Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid. Survivors, their heirs and Jewish groups for seven years have protested the company's sponsorship of the PGA senior...

Los Angeles, CA – O’Reilly Surprised By Fox Exit, Says Truth Will Come Out

April 24, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Bill O'Reilly says he's sad and surprised that he's off TV but is confident the truth will come out about his exit from Fox News. Five days after his firing amid sexual harassment allegations, O'Reilly aired an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin News" podcast. In it, he defended himself and discussed his future online. O'Reilly said he could only speak in...

Washington – Study: Trump-backed Navy Expansion Would Boost Costs Some $400 Billion Over 30 Years

April 24, 2017 at 09:34 PM
Washington - Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday. The annual cost to build, crew and operate a 355-ship fleet would be about $102 billion, or 13 percent more than the $90 billion...

Tel Aviv – These American Immigrants Are Winning Back Millions For Victims Of Massive Fraud In Israel

April 24, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Tel Aviv - They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudulent binary options industry centered in this country that has been estimated to generate as much as $10 billion a year. Owned and staffed in part by former binary options employees, Wealth Recovery...

Asuncion, Paraguay – Paraguay: Armed Robbers Use Explosives To Break Into Vault

April 24, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Asuncion, Paraguay - Dozens of attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to blast open the vault of an armored car company early Monday and apparently escaped by boat into Brazil with a haul of cash, authorities said. Officials said at least one police officer was killed and three civilians were injured in a blaze of gunfire and torched vehicles during the three-hour attack on the...

Washington – Entire U.S. Senate To Go To White House For North Korea Briefing

April 24, 2017 at 08:15 PM
Washington - Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the...

Bowie, MD – US Holocaust Museum Opens Conservation And Research Center

April 24, 2017 at 08:01 PM
Bowie, MD - The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary. The chair is one of thousands of artifacts housed in the U.S...

Washington – Lawmakers From 20 States Pledge To Mandate Holocaust Education

April 24, 2017 at 07:27 PM
Washington - Some 26 legislators representing 20 states have committed to introduce legislation that would require public schools to teach about the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide and other genocides. The states are among the 42 in the United States that do not already require education on genocide awareness and prevention, the New York-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect said in...

Chicago – Obama Makes No Mention Of Trump In First Major Post-presidential Appearance

April 24, 2017 at 07:03 PM
Chicago - Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides. “What’s been going on since I’ve been gone?” joked the former Democratic president as he moderated an event at the University of Chicago...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Gives German FM ‘ultimatum’ Over Meeting With NGOs

April 24, 2017 at 06:22 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank. A senior Israeli official confirmed that the prime minister issued an ultimatum to Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that he would scrap their meeting...

London – Researchers Find Unique US Declaration Of Independence Copy

April 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM
London - A unique copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence has been discovered in an unexpected place - England. The copy, similar to the one viewed by millions each year at the National Archives in Washington has been locked away in a local records office in southeastern England forgotten by historians. Its significance wasn't understood until recently, when Harvard researcher Emily Sneff...

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