Former AG's Notes Say Trump Asked DoJ to Say Election Was Corrupt Hamodia

President Donald Trump pressed senior Justice Department officials in late 2020 to declare the election corrupt, even as those officials pushed back, warning the president that many of the claims…

Israel

Bat Yam Mayor Announces City Will Vaccinate StudentsHamodia

Bat Yam mayor Tzvika Brot on Thursday instructed the city’s education authorities to prepare to administer COVID vaccinations for high school students at city schools when the 2021/22 school year…

Over 2,000 New COVID Cases for Fourth Day in a Row; Booster Launch BeginsAryeh Stern

There were 2,140 new coronavirus cases in Israel over the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced on Friday morning. The ministry announced that 91,202 tests were conducted and that…

Minister Makes Budget for Ethiopian Immigration Condition for Coalition SupportYisrael Price

The Bennett-Lapid coalition was confronted with another threat to its plans for an economy- and coalition-stabilizing 2022 state budget on Thursday. This time the refractory note came from within Yair…

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Community

Levayah for Three Bachurim Killed in Plane Crash Held in UkraineHamodia Staff

The levayah for the three bachurim killed in the tragic plane crash on Wednesday in Prykarpattia, western Ukraine, was held Thursday in Kolomaya, Ukraine. The bachurim were identified as Amram…

U.K. Police: Antisemitism in London Soared During Gaza CrisisHamodia Staff

Police recorded around four times as many antisemitic incidents in London during May’s Gaza crisis than at any time in the last three years, the city’s force said Thursday. They…

Suspect Arrested in Assault and Robbery of Jewish Man in MidwoodS. Marcus and R. Borchardt

One perpetrator has been arrested and police are searching for another in the July 16 beating and robbery of a Jewish man in Midwood, according to Flatbush Shomrim and the…

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National

CDC Internal Report Says Delta Variant as Contagious as ChickenpoxHamodia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus to be as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness, The New York…

Two Tornadoes Touch Down in Pennsylvania, Several HurtHamodia

Two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, collapsing the roof of a car dealership and injuring several people, a county spokesman said. One of the twisters hit…

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World

Britain to Build New Holocaust Memorial Center Outside ParliamentHamodia Staff

Britain will build a new national Holocaust memorial center in Westminster, outside the Parliament building, the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday. Planning permission has been granted…

U.S. Warns China Is Building More Nuclear Missile SilosHamodia

The U.S. military is warning about what analysts have described as a major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Washington.…

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Regional

Mayor Urges Jewish Community to Get Vaccinated in Time for Rosh HaShanahSara Marcus

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged Jewish New Yorkers to get vaccinated as soon as possible, so they can be fully vaccinated in time for Rosh HaShanah. “If you get the…

NYC Seeing Few Hospitalizations Despite Delta WaveSara Marcus

Even as coronavirus cases surge in New York City, fueled by the highly infectious coronavirus variant, hospitalizations have not climbed dramatically, The City reported. Compared to the Fall 2020 wave,…

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Politics

Sources: Jared Kushner to Leave Politics, Launch Investment Firm Hamodia

Jared Kushner, a top adviser to former President Donald Trump, plans to launch an investment firm in coming months, a move that will take him away from politics for the…

Senate Advances Roughly $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure BillHamodia

A roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure investment bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, passing a key milestone that moves the emerging legislation toward formal debate and possible passage.…

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Business

Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 as Economy RecoversHamodia

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to…

Economy Accelerated at a Solid 6.5% Rate Last QuarterHamodia

Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from…

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Health, Science & Technology

German Court Faults Facebook’s Past Handling of Hate SpeechHamodia

A German federal court on Thursday faulted aspects of Facebook’s handling of “hate speech,” at least in the past. It ruled that the social network giant can’t delete posts without…

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap for Brand-Name InsulinHamodia

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called…

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