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Washington – Medicaid Cuts Coming In Trump Budget: Washington Post

May 21, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Republican healthcare bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in early May...

Uniondale, NY – ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ Takes Its Final Bow After 146 Years

May 21, 2017 at 11:00 PM
on the circus. Many of Ringling's employees are second, third and even fourth-generation circus performers, while others met their spouses while touring. All spent months on the road, traveling from city to city in Ringling's train cars and describing themselves as a giant family, albeit one with many clowns. But it also was the fans who felt like family. Elaine Bario, a 57-year-old usher...

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Man Killed, 2 Hurt When Powerboats Crash In Offshore Race

May 21, 2017 at 10:51 PM
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - A crash during a powerboat race at the Jersey shore left one man dead and at least two others hurt, authorities said. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon during a small boat preliminary event in the Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix. Officials said the Smith Brothers CRC boat was airborne when it came down on top of another boat, the Repeat Offender, in waters...

New York – Orthodox Union Asks Women Clergy To Change Their Titles

May 21, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - Following its rabbinic ruling prohibiting synagogues from hiring female clergy, the Orthodox Union is pressuring synagogues that have hired the women to change their titles. In February, the Orthodox Union, an umbrella Orthodox Jewish group, issued a Jewish legal ruling by seven rabbis that bars women from serving as clergy or in a position of spiritual authority. Four O.U...

New York – New York Governor Urges Trump To Provide Emergency Funds For Penn Station

May 21, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to treat disruptions in train service at Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station as an emergency and provide federal assistance to fix "deplorable" conditions at the transit hub. Cuomo said 600,000 daily commuters who use rail service at Penn faced a "summer of agony" if essential track repairs were left under the...

Bucharest – Romania’s Parliament Passes Law Providing More Money For Holocaust Survivors

May 21, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Bucharest - Romania’s Parliament passed legislation which would provide increased direct financial support for Holocaust survivors. The funds, a monthly payment of up to $97.98 per month for each year of deportation or detention, will be available beginning in July 2017 to people who were persecuted in Romania between 1940 and 1945, including deportees to ghettos and concentrations camps...

Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan – At Refugee Camp, Trump Envoy Haley Vows More Aid For Syrians

May 21, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan - His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley watching intently from just a few feet...

Jerusalem – Olmert Punished By Israel Prison Service For Possessing Classified Information

May 21, 2017 at 08:33 PM
Jerusalem - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been punished by the Israel Prison Service after classified documents were found in his possession in jail. Olmert has lost telephone privileges as well as a planned furlough, Israeli media reported over the weekend. Olmert, the first Israeli prime minister to serve time in prison and be sentenced to jail, reportedly transferred the...

Jerusalem – Daring And Noted Female Mossad Spy Dies At Age 100

May 21, 2017 at 08:02 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli woman who was laid to rest today in Jerusalem at the age of 100 may be recalled by her family as a loving mother and grandmother, but is also remembered by many as a bold Mossad spy who risked her life during the infancy of the State of Israel by gathering information on its enemies. Shulamit Kishak Cohen was born in Argentina, according to Maariv...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Trump Visits New Center For Combatting Extremism

May 21, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman are inaugurating a new state-of-the-art center in Riyadh to monitor and combat extremism. Trump and a number of regional leaders visited the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology Sunday, the heart of which is a giant wall, filled with screens displaying real-time online extremist activity. More than...

Jerusalem – Ahead Of ‘Yom Yerushalayim’, Trump Visit Netanyahu Says Israel Didn’t Occupy Jerusalem, We Liberated It

May 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel “didn’t occupy Jerusalem fifty years ago, it liberated it,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on the eve of US President Donald Trump’s historic two-day visit to Israel. “I want to the tell the world in a loud and clear voice: Jerusalem has always been and always will be the capital of Israel,” Netanyahu said at a celebratory event marking the 50th...

Waterville, ME – Biden: It’s Time For America To Regain Unity And Purpose

May 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Waterville, ME - Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of society will be temporary. Biden told graduating seniors at Colby College to resist the impulse to throw up their hands after an election that played to society's "baser instincts." "It's time...

Plymouth, MN – Holocaust Survivor Gets High School Diploma In Minnesota

May 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Plymouth, MN - A Minnesota woman who survived the Holocaust received her high school diploma more than seven decades after the Nazis robbed her of the privilege. Esther Begam was 11 years old in 1942 when Germany invaded her native Poland and she was forced to work, first in a Jewish ghetto, then in a forced labor camp. Wayzata High School in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth presented Begam...

Washington – Study Finds That Speeding Up Sepsis Care Can Save Lives

May 21, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn. Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they're in trouble, their organs could be shutting down. New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow...

Washington – Contradictions Add Up During Trump’s Saudi Visit

May 21, 2017 at 03:34 PM
Washington - As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom. Now that he's...

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