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Austin – Texas Adoption Agencies Could Ban Jews, Gays, Muslims

May 6, 2017 at 11:55 PM
Austin, TX - Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay...

Arizona – Weather Service: Phoenix Sets Record For Date At 108 Degrees

May 6, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Phoenix - Days after recording its first 100-degree temperature of the year, Phoenix has set a record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say Friday's high of 108 degrees broke the previous mark of 105 set in 1989. They say it was 107 degrees by 2 p.m. Friday before temperatures inched up to 108 degrees two hours later. Meteorologists say the city's normal high for May 5...

Gaza City – ISmail Haniyeh Elected As New Hamas Chief, Replacing Meshaal

May 6, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Gaza City - The Palestinian movement Hamas on Saturday elected Ismail Haniyeh to head its political office, a leadership change that comes as the Islamist group looks to reconcile with Palestinian rivals. Haniyeh, a former deputy chief, will replace Qatar-based veteran Khaled Meshaal, who steps down at the end of his term limit just as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel...

Brussels, Belgium – EU Official: Hungarian Prime Minister’s Crusade Against George Soros Is Anti-Semitic

May 6, 2017 at 10:31 PM
Brussels, Belgium - A leading official in the European Commission — one of the European Union’s governing bodies — implied that efforts by Hungary’s prime minister to shut down a university founded by George Soros are anti-Semitic. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long harbored animosity toward Soros, a Jewish financier billionaire who was born in Hungary and has donated millions of...

Warwick, NY – Giving Up Not An Option In Jewish Cemetery Vandalism, Says State Police In Appeal For Public For Assistance

May 6, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Warwick, NY - Nearly seven months to the day after an upstate Jewish cemetery was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, the New York State Police are turning to the public for help in apprehending those responsible for the act of hatred. Police said that vandals targeted the Beth Shalom cemetery in the Orange county town of Warwick, painting swastikas, SS lightning bolts and the words “Heil...

New York – New Contender Emerges To Become Wall Street’s Top Cop

May 6, 2017 at 09:44 PM
New York - David Miller, a white collar defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, has emerged as a candidate to succeed Preet Bharara as the next Manhattan U.S. attorney, according to people familiar with the matter. Miller, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York, has in recent weeks spoken with officials in the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House as well as members of...

Omaha, NE – Tens Of Thousands Fill Arena To Hear From Warren Buffett

May 6, 2017 at 09:05 PM
Omaha, NE - Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who filled an arena Saturday to listen to the billionaire investor at the company's annual meeting. More than 30,000 people came to Omaha to hear Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk. The 86-year-old CEO and his 93-year-old partner have been leading the conglomerate for...

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