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Mar 19, 2018

An Emotional Speech by Jewish Legislator Helped Pass Florida's New Gun Law

March 19, 2018
This emotional speech by a Jewish legislator helped pass Florida's new gun law
Jared Moskowitz's impassioned speech to fellow Florida lawmakers after the Parkland shooting made waves online.
Israeli father of 4 dies of wounds in Jerusalem stabbing attack
The Palestinian stabber, who entered Israel on a permit allowing him to seek work, was shot and killed on the scene by a police officer.
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Opinion: Israeli voters deserve better than they are getting from Netanyahu and company
A corruption crisis creates an opportunity for sweeping electoral reform, writes an aide to seven Israeli prime ministers.
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Malcolm Hoenlein says his role with Israeli gas giant is 'completely transparent'
The head of one of the most important American Jewish groups faces questions about possible conflicts of interest.
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Breaking News
Driver for French Consulate arrested for smuggling weapons from Gaza

Former Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky named Israel Prize recipient for 'ingathering of the exiles'

Air India to begin direct flights to Israel over Saudi airspace

Mayim Bialik meets Israeli president in Jerusalem

ADL CEO tweets support for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe
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Hebrew University accuses Tel Aviv University of luring professors to its faculty
The president of the Jerusalem-based school said the Tel Aviv institution was offering higher pay and better conditions.
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What We're Reading
Poland reckons with its 1968 campaign against Jews (CNN)

The Arabic speaker who might one day lead Israel (Bloomberg)

Alon Shaya: How cooking made me embrace being Jewish (Tablet)
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Mar 18, 2018

'7 Days in Entebbe' Star on Playing Yet Another German Bad Guy

March 18, 2018
Daniel Bruhl talks about playing — surprise — a German bad guy in '7 Days in Entebbe'
The film focuses on the conflicts of the two German terrorists in the 1976 hijacking and Israeli rescue operation at a Uganda airport.
The first Torah reading in orbit and 5 other fun facts about Jews in space
From Mr. Spock to Judith Resnik, a museum exhibit explores the relationship between Jews and the final frontier.
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Fashion guru Iris Apfel, 96, immortalized as Barbie doll
The doll wears a green Gucci suit, mimicking the famed designer's look on the cover of her latest book.
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30 years later, the author of 'The Devil's Arithmetic' has a new young adult Holocaust novel
In "Mapping the Bones," Jane Yolen again takes up the essential task of remembering.
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Take a guided tour of Russia’s Internet troll factory

In an anonymous building on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Internet activist Lyudmila Savchuk spent two months spreading the gospel of Putin to her fellow Russians. Thirteen of her former colleagues were indicted as part of Robert Mueller's investigation. She thinks that's a good start.
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A hunt through the archives dredged up grotesque history for National Geographic: Nearly a century of racist clich├ęs

As they prepared to spend a full issue diving deep into the issues of race (see: Michele Norris on whites’ fear of demographic change), the magazine's editors decided self-reflection was needed. A historian found that educated, skilled or politically engaged people of color were scarce, but in abundance were "exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages."

One common photographic motif was native people in awe of Westerners’ technology.

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If the GOP’s tsunami sirens weren’t sounding yet, they should be after that Pennsylvania election

Democrat Conor Lamb won in a U.S. House district that Donald Trump took by 20 percentage points in 2016, despite huge outside spending by GOP groups, suggesting that few congressional races will be safe in November. To take back control of the House, Democrats need to pick up 24 Republican seats, but 118 had a closer margin than Pennsylvania's 18th in the presidential election.

"We should be able to elect a box of hammers in this district," veteran Republican strategist Mike Murphy told The Washington Post.

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As we age, some body parts can't recover. The heart isn’t one of them

A sedentary life makes your heart and blood vessels less efficient, smaller, stiffer — like an old rubber band left in a junk drawer. But a two-year study at a Dallas hospital involving intensive exercise suggests it’s never too late to freshen up your ticker.

"We took these 50-year-old hearts and turned the clock back to 30- or 35-year-old hearts," says one of the authors.

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'We are being brainwashed': A Russian activist details her stint inside Putin’s secret online influence machine

Lyudmila Savchuk pretended for two months to be an everyday Russian woman blogging on LiveJournal. She says Russian authorities’ denials of the trolling schemes are ludicrous. “When anyone looks through the Kremlin-controlled newspapers or state TV, they can see that the propaganda in that media is the exact same stuff that the trolls are posting."

Three favorite subjects: the European Union, the United States and President Putin.

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West Coast salmon used to be enormous. We’re only partly at fault for their downsizing

Some Chinook salmon born in the streams of the Northwest used to tip the scales at more than 100 pounds, but they’ve been shrinking for decades — a process that has accelerated in the past 15 years. Human fishing and other activity is a major cause.

But a different big-eating mammal also appears to deserve much of the blame.
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