Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Issues Kol Korei Regarding the Sanctity of Shabbos Hamodia

In light of the plan of the Tel Aviv municipality and several other localities to begin bus service on Shabbos, the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Iisrael of America has…

National

Bei Bei Showered With Attention as National Zoo Prepares to Send Him to China on TuesdayHamodia

Crowds flocked to the National Zoo over the weekend to bid their final goodbyes to Bei Bei, the giant panda cub, as he prepares to leave the only home he…

Trump Says He Went Through ‘Very Routine Physical’Hamodia

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he went through a “very routine physical” when he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend. The president complained that first lady…

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World

U.S., Australian Hostages Released as Detained Afghan Insurgent Commanders Flown to QatarHamodia

An American and an Australian held hostage by the Taliban for the past three years were freed Tuesday just hours after high-level terrorists were also released, U.S. and Afghan officials…

German Archive Uploads Details of Millions of Nazi VictimsHamodia

Germany’s International Center on Nazi Persecution has uploaded some 850,000 documents with information on ten million people collected after the end of World War II in the American occupied zone…

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Regional

NJ Lawmakers Planning Cannabis Question for 2020 BallotHamodia

New Jersey legislative leaders unveiled a proposed ballot question Monday that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. If the proposal to amend the state constitution is…

New York Joins States Suing E-Cigarette Maker JuulHamodia

New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit on Tuesday against San Francisco based JUUL Labs. It…

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Politics

Warren Unveils Plan to Combat White Nationalist CrimeHamodia

Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal to combat white nationalism that includes making the prosecution of crimes committed by hate groups a top priority for the Departments of Justice and…

White House Indicates Support for Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government ShutdownHamodia

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec. 20 to…

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Business

S&P 500, Dow Slip From Record Levels on Home Depot’s Dismal ForecastHamodia

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indexes retreated from record levels on Tuesday as dour forecasts from Home Depot and Kohl’s eroded confidence that the U.S. consumer will support…

Home Depot Cuts Outlook As 3Q Revenue Misses ForecastHamodia

Home Depot reported a shortfall in third-quarter revenue as the retailer’s strategy to meld its online business and its physical stores is taking longer to deliver benefits. The nation’s largest…

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Health, Science & Technology

Butterfly on a Bomb Range: Endangered Species Act at WorkHamodia

In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds…

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Push Back on House Tech ConcernsHamodia

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple defended their business practices in responses to detailed questions by lawmakers conducting an inquiry into antitrust issues in the tech sector. The answers, released Tuesday…

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