Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Obama Orders More Troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq on Wednesday in an effort to reverse major battlefield losses to the Islamic State, an…

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Amtrak Engineer Wasn’t Using Cellphone

The engineer in last month’s fatal Amtrak crash wasn’t using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing…

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Luxembourg Apologizes to Jews for Holocaust Role

More than seventy years after Luxembourg was officially declared “Judenrein,” free of Jews, the nation’s government has issued an admission and apology for its complicit role in the Holocaust. In…

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Jeb Bush Calls Putin a ‘Bully’

Seeking to burnish his credentials as a plausible commander-in-chief, Jeb Bush stepped up his criticism Wednesday of Vladimir Putin, calling the Russian president “a bully” who should be restrained. On…

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NY Court Rules for Medical Examiner in Autopsy Case

Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, in the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday. “This is an…

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NYC Health Board Votes to Consider Rescinding MBP Regulation

Three months after the de Blasio administration reached an agreement with community representatives that would end the highly controversial regulation of bris Milah enacted by the Bloomberg administration, the New York…

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Regional Briefs – June 11, 2015

Boy, 4, Hits Toddler With Van, Critically Injures Him STATEN ISLAND – A 4-year-old boy who got behind the wheel of a van ran over a 2-year-old on Tuesday, critically…

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Three-Year Budget Prospects Look Dim

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would like a three-year state budget, which he argues will bolster stability, but he probably won’t get it. The leaders of the coalition parties, including…

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Rivlin Raises Druze Question With Dempsey

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin expressed his concern to the United States on Wednesday about the fate of the Druze minority in Syria, saying around 500,000 of them were under threat…

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