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Wilton Manors, FL – New High-speed Train Hits 4th Person In Florida

February 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Wilton Manors, FL - A fourth person has been hit by a new high-speed train that began providing service last month in Florida. The Sun Sentinel reports that a man was taken to a Fort Lauderdale hospital Thursday night. Police say the man appears to have suffered a broken arm when a Brightline train hit him in Wilton Manors. Authorities didn't immediately say how the man was hit. A man...

New York – Two Jews A World Apart Find A Bond In Blood And Kindness

February 9, 2018 at 09:29 AM
New York - A new documentary about altruistic kidney donation is shining a fresh light on New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community few have ever seen before. Titled Match Made in Heaven, the film tells the heartwarming story of how two Jews from opposite sides of the world formed a bond literally through blood and greatness of spirit. As 68-year-old New Jersey native David Solomon...

New York – U.S. Fund That Lost Most Of Its Value Shuts Doors To New Investment

February 9, 2018 at 09:04 AM
New York - A U.S. mutual fund that relied heavily on a strategy that profits from calm markets has shut its doors to new investment after losing more than four-fifths of its value in recent market turmoil, filings showed on Thursday. The once-$800 million LJM Preservation and Growth Fund lost more than 80 percent in the week ended February 7, according to Morningstar Inc, after a surprise...

New York – Source: Yeshivos Still Protected By 1st Amendment, Despite Cuomo Initiative To Cut Funding To “Discriminatory” Entities

February 9, 2018 at 08:33 AM
New York - An executive order signed by Governor Cuomo that would cut state funding to any entity that discriminates against individuals who practice alternative lifestyles has caused concern in the Jewish community, but according to a source in Albany, those worries are completely unfounded. Executive Order 177 was signed by Governor Cuomo on February 4th, and was designed to “further...

Seoul – Pence Avoids Encounter With North Korean Official As Olympics Begin

February 9, 2018 at 08:18 AM
Seoul - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event. The reception in the mountain resort of Pyeongchang came hours before North and South Korean athletes marched together at the opening ceremony, the...

Jerusalem – Trump Tells Israel Peace Means Compromise; U.S. Envoy Under Fire

February 9, 2018 at 07:52 AM
Jerusalem - U.S. President Donald Trump told Israel on Friday that it too would need to make "significant compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, even as they accused one of his Middle East envoys of bogging down diplomacy with what they see as pro-Israel bias. The Palestinians were outraged by Trump's Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move overturning decades of...

Washington – Congress Votes To Reopen Government, Passes Budget Deal

February 9, 2018 at 07:40 AM
Washington - The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186 vote came in the pre-dawn hours, putting to bed a five-and-a-half hour federal freeze that relatively few...

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