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Democrats Trim Jobless Benefits, Senate Debates COVID Relief Bill Yoni Weiss

Democrats agreed Friday to pare back emergency jobless benefits but extend them for an extra month, bidding to solidify support as the Senate approached a voting marathon on a $1.9…

Israel

Polls Show Likud Largest Party, Still Unable to Form CoalitionYoni Weiss

A new poll published Friday morning by the Maariv newspaper found that the Likud party would retain its position as the Knesset’s largest party, but drop from its current 36…

Gantz: IDF Constantly Updating Plans to Attack IranYoni Weiss

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the IDF was constantly updating plans to strike Iran, declaring “they will never be complete” until…

Israel Starts Vaccinating Palestinians With Work PermitsAryeh Stern

Israel on Thursday began giving coronavirus vaccinations to Palestinians in the PA with permits to work in Jewish communities in Yehudah and Shomron and inside Israel. “The vaccination campaign for…

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Community

Man With a Knife Arrested Near Jewish School in Marseille, FranceHamodia Staff

A man, brandishing a knife, tried to enter the Yavne School in Marseille, France, on Friday morning. He was overpowered by one of the security guards. His intentions are going…

Orthodox Groups Welcome Reintroduction of Bill to Help Non-Profits with Efficient EnergyRafael Hoffman

Orthodox advocacy groups welcomed the reintroduction of bipartisan legislation aimed at helping nonprofits improve energy efficiency and generate renewable energy in their facilities. The bill, known as the Nonprofit Energy…

Man Charged for Crash That Critically Injured Williamsburg WomanReuvain Borchardt

An Upstate New York man has been charged in a November accident that critically injured a Williamsburg mother of six. Jalen Ryan Ortiz, 22, of Middletown, is accused of speeding…

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National

Texas Grid Operator Made $16B Price Error During Winter StormHamodia

Texas’ power grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) made a $16 billion pricing error in the week of the winter storm that led to power outages across the…

Barrett Rejects Sierra Club in First Opinion for Supreme CourtHamodia

Justice Amy Coney Barrett issued her first majority opinion for the Supreme Court, a ruling that limits the ability of environmental groups to use the Freedom of Information Act to…

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World

Protesters Defy Myanmar Security Forces as U.N. Action UrgedHamodia

Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday, while the U.N. special envoy for the country called for urgent Security Council action, saying about…

China Announces ‘Over 6%’ Economic Growth Target, Tech PlansHamodia

China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade,…

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Regional

Lakewood Briefs – March 4, 2021Mordechai Wincorn

Rep. Kim Votes for Partisan Police Reform Bill Congressman Andy Kim co-sponsored and voted for a partisan police reform bill that opponents fear could curb the effectiveness of law enforcement…

Shootings Continue to Soar in NYC, Other Crimes DropReuvain Borchardt

Shootings soared in New York City while overall crime dropped more than 20% for the second consecutive month, as the city continues to grapple with gun violence. There were 77…

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Politics

With Harris Casting Tiebreaking Vote, Senate Begins Debate on COVID Relief BillHamodia

The Senate voted on Thursday to take up President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, setting up what is likely to be a contentious, days-long debate over the merits…

Capitol Police ask National Guard to Stay for Two More MonthsHamodia

The Capitol Police have asked the Pentagon to extend the National Guard’s mission to protect the U.S. Capitol for an additional two months, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on…

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Business

Powell: Higher Inflation Temporary, Fed Will Be ‘Patient’Hamodia

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Thursday that inflation will pick up in the coming months but that it would likely prove temporary and not enough for the Fed to…

U.S. Mortgage Rates Steady to Higher; 30-Year at 3.02%Hamodia

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year loan breached the 3% mark for the first time since July 2020. Rates remain near historic…

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Health, Science & Technology

Dead Locust Ear Lets Robot Hear CommandsYisrael Price

An Israeli scientific team has invented a way to hook up a robot to an ear from a dead locust, enabling the robot to “hear” and respond to human commands,…

SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Nails Landing… Then Blows UpHamodia

The third time appeared to be the charm for Elon Musk’s Starship rocket – until it wasn’t. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX soared flawlessly into the sky…

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