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Election Day A Test Of Democrat Resistance To Trumpism

There were first-time voters and straight-ticket voters and some who, this go-around, switched sides. They went to the polls considering the caravan of migrants trudging across Mexico, their health insurance and their paychecks, an impotent Congress and the nation’s poisonous political culture that has divided even families and friends along party lines.

More than anything on this Election Day in America, in a midterm contest like no other before it, voters cast their ballots with one man in mind: President Donald Trump.…

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Report: Amazon To Open Massive Headquarters In Queens, NY

After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects.

Virginia officials and some state lawmakers were recently briefed by the head of the state’s economic development office that Amazon was considering splitting up its second headquarters, according to a person familiar with the matter.…

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Israeli Police Want to Question Billionaire Lev Leviev in MASSIVE Diamond Smuggling Case; Family Members Arrested

Israel Police of Lahav 433, the Major Crimes Unit, working with agents of the Tax Authority and Customs agents, arrested six suspects on Monday morning, 27 Marcheshvan, believed involved in the smuggling of diamonds to avoid paying the relevant taxes.

Russian-Israeli diamond billionaire and philanthropist Lev Leviev’s family are among those arrested. Leviev’s son and brother were among the six suspects.…

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Website Used By Suspect In Pittsburgh Massacre Is Back Online

Social media platform Gab, where the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spewed anti-Semitic messages, is back online roughly one week after domain registrar GoDaddy and other internet services dropped the site.

Gab returned on Sunday after a Seattle-based company, Epik, accepted the site’s domain registration.

Gab suspended the account belonging to Robert Gregory Bowers, the man charged with killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last month, shortly after the attack.…

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A More Chareidi Friendly Version Of The Draft Law Seems To Be Advancing In Knesset

The chareidi parties feared early elections were on the agenda for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who clearly did not wish to find himself negotiating with coalition partners over an IDF draft law that is acceptable to Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party, as well as to the Shas and Yahadut Hatorah parties.

According to a BeChadrei Chareidim report, members of the special committee addressing a new draft law, were informed on Sunday, that they will be convening on Thursday, 30 Marcheshvan, for a first time since the Knesset Winter session convened.…

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Iran President Warns Of ‘War Situation’ As Sanctions Resume

Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a “war situation,” raising Mideast tensions as America’s maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold.

The sanctions end all economic benefits America had granted Tehran for its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, though Iran for now continues to abide by the accord that saw it limit its enrichment of uranium.…

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Trump Administration Reimposes ALL Iran Sanctions Lifted By Obama Under Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration is announcing the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

The sanctions cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. They’re the second batch of penalties reimposed since President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in May.

The sanctions that’ll come into force Monday penalize countries that don’t stop importing Iranian oil and foreign companies that do business with blacklisted Iranian entities.…

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MAGA: Record Employment for TWELFTH TIME Under Trump; 156,562,000 Employed; Trump At 51 Percent Approval

The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twelfth record set under President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove.…

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Jews in Pennsylvania Take Up Arms After Pittsburgh Attack

Cherev Gidon Israeli Tactical Defense Academy, an academy which teaches students how to use firearms among other forms of self-defense, has received unprecedented levels of enrollment and interest from Jews throughout Pennsylvania following the massacre of eight Jews in the Tree of Life Shul in Pittsburgh this past Shabbos.

The status of the enrollment spike was first reported by Reuters, according to whom, hundreds of people have contacted the center since Sunday.…

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Suspect Pleads Not Guilty As More Funerals Are Held

The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row.

Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued a 44-count indictment that charges him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes. It was his second brief appearance in a federal courtroom since the weekend massacre at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.…

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Crashed Lion Air Jet Possibly Located; Debris & Belongings Found on Seabed

The search for the crashed Lion Air plane has found aircraft debris and passenger belongings on the seafloor but the object thought to be the fuselage is still eluding it, an Indonesian official said Wednesday, as chilling video of passengers boarding the fatal flight emerged.

Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi said the seafloor findings give the search team confidence they will find the body of the aircraft.…

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DOJ: Pipe Bomb Suspect Searched Targets, Photos Online

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc searched for addresses of his targets online and had photos of many of them on his cellphone, including one of Michelle Obama’s driver’s license, federal prosecutors said in a letter outlining more evidence against him.

The letter sent by Justice Department prosecutors in New York to a Miami federal judge also says Sayoc began plotting the “domestic terror attack” in July while living in his van.…

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New release for Chanukah: Where’s the Jelly? by Sonia Schwartz, illustrated by Bayla Horowitz

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  This book is a great introduction to four to eight- year- old mystery lovers. It’s Chanukah time. It’s donut time. It’s jelly time. But what happens when all three are not there at the same time?  Yes, it was Chanukah. Yes, there were donuts. But, no, there was no jelly. Would anyone believe that the Jelly was missing?…

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Palestinians Revive Calls To End Security Ties With Israel; Suspend Recognition Of Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s “mini-parliament” has called for ending security coordination with Israeli forces in the West Bank – a step that could risk reigniting violence.

But the Palestinian Central Council said the final decision would be up to President Mahmoud Abbas.

At the end of a two-day gathering late Monday, the council also called for suspending recognition of Israel. Abbas, who controls the council, has not implemented such decisions in the past.…

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SECOND CARAVAN Enters Mexico; 5000 Migrants Continue March To U.S. Border

More than 1,000 people in a second migrant caravan that forged its way across the river from Guatemala began walking through southern Mexico on Tuesday and reached the city of Tapachula — some 250 miles behind a larger group and more than 1,000 miles from the closest U.S. border.

Gerbert Hinestrosa, 54, a straw-hatted migrant from Santa Barbara, Honduras, was traveling with his wife and teenage son in the newest group.…

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Jewish Man R”L Murdered In Los Angeles

A Jewish man was shot and killed in a double shooting in North Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The shooting on the 6400 block of Denny Avenue, near Victory Boulevard, was reported at about 10:30PM by neighbors who told police they heard several gunshots.

Arriving officers found one person dead inside the home, and a second outside. The wounded person had been shot in the stomach and was taken to a hospital.…

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Coke Rides On Sales Of Healthier Drinks

Strong sales of “premium” water and sugar-free sodas powered third-quarter earnings for Coca-Cola Co.

Coke President and CEO James Quincey said enhanced waters like the smartwater, vitaminwater and Topo Chico brands helping turn around a slump in water sales at the company.

Sales of water and sports drinks jumped 5 percent in the July-September period, with particularly strong growth in China and Mexico.…

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Republican Incumbents Take Different Tacks In Upstate NY

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a young rising star in the Republican Party, stood with President Donald Trump before cheering soldiers at Fort Drum in August. Her Republican colleague in a neighboring district, Rep. John Katko, is at times standing apart from his party, blaming hard-liners in the GOP for gridlock in Washington.

The contrasting styles reflect distinctly different congressional districts in upstate New York — the rural, overwhelmingly Republican North Country represented by Stefanik and the more urban Democratic-leaning district to the south, where Katko was one of only 23 House Republicans in 2016 to win a district carried by Hillary Clinton.…

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Iranian Official Says President’s Cellphone Was Tapped

Iranian officials say President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone was tapped, without providing details on who was behind it or what information they might have gleaned.

The semi-official ISNA news agency on Monday quoted Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of a military unit charged with combatting sabotage, as saying Rouhani’s phone was tapped “recently” and would be replaced with a more secure device.…

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Trump, First Lady To Visit Pittsburgh Tuesday Following Synagogue Shooting

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday, according to press secretary Sarah Sanders. A mass shooting in the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday took the lives of 11 worshipers and wounded six other people.

Sanders said at the briefing, “The American people reject hatred, bigotry, prejudice and violence. We are a nation that believes in religious liberty, tolerance and respect.”…

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