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Prime Time: A Day Of Deals At Amazon, And At Its Rivals

Amazon is extending its annual “Prime Day” promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending.

This year’s sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year’s and will launch new products.…

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Police: Suspect Dead After Wounding 3 Kansas City Officers

A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.

The three officers’ wounds were not life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance, according to police.…

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Producers Plan Movie About Thai Cave Rescue

The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in.

The producers behind Christian films like “God’s Not Dead” are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn’t carry over the big screen, Pure Flix Entertainment co-founder Michael Scott believes the story about the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach is ripe for movie adaptation.…

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ALERT – Starbucks Ends Its Kosher-Friendly Store Program [Updated List of Approved Drinks]

The following Kashrus alert regarding Starbucks is via the Star-K:

Please be advised that Starbucks Corporation has decided to end the expanded Star-K Kosher information program.

Consumers are advised that effective immediately, the Star-K can no longer vouch for the Kashrus of items previously listed that do not bear a reliable Kosher symbol – this includes frappuccinos and all flavored drinks.…

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Report: Israel Reaches Agreement For The Return Of Remains Of Legendary Spy Eli Cohen

The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida, considered one of the most reliable in the Arab world, reports Thursday that Israel is very close to returning the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen HY”D.

According to the report, the Israeli Intelligence received very accurate information about his burial place and personal possessions held by the Syrian authorities.

According to the report, an agreement was reached to transfer the remains that were found for DNA testing and if it turns out that they are Cohen’s, Israel will be willing to relax its position regarding the deployment of the Syrian army on the northern border.…

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INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE: New Video Captures Daring Operation That Rescued 12 Boys Trapped In Thai Cave

The Thai Navy SEALs have released footage showing the inside of the Thai cave when the rescue operation was underway.

The footage shows the operation to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped in a partially flooded cave.

The complex, three-day rescue saw four boys emerge on Sunday, four on Monday, and the final four boys plus their coach on Tuesday.…

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US Says All Eligible Youngest Children, Families Reunited

The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.

But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, the administration said.

The administration was under a court mandate to reunify families separated between early May and June 20, when President Donald Trump signed an executive order that stopped separations.…

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FBI Agent Charged In Shooting While Dancing Gets Gun Back

An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he considers a possible plea deal.

A judge allowed the change to Chase Bishop’s conditions for release from jail during a short court hearing Tuesday.

Bishop’s lawyer, David Goddard, told Judge Fran Simonet that the FBI strongly encourages its agents to carry the service weapons when they are not working.…

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Border Protection Says NYC Mayor DeBlasio Crossed Border Illegally

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation.

De Blasio, a fierce critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, went to the Texas border with about 20 other mayors from around the country on June 21, the day after President Donald Trump signed an order stopping family separations at the border.…

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Statement of Agudath Israel of America on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, welcomes President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Judge Kavanaugh possesses the qualities necessary to assume a seat on the nation’s highest court. He is a man of great intellect and intelligence, and he has exhibited the temperament that results in judicious and well-reasoned rulings. His scholarship and extensive public service on the U.S.…

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Israeli Couple in Honduras Zip-Lining Accident; Husband Killed, Wife Injured

A newlywed Israeli couple on their honeymoon collided while zip-lining in Honduras, leaving the husband dead and the wife seriously injured, Honduran authorities said.

According to the La Prensa news website, the couple was on a cruise that had stopped in Roatan, a popular tourist destination. The island has several zip-line attractions that zoom tourists over treetops at high speeds.

Wilmer Guerrero, commander of the Roatan Fire Department, told The Washington Postthe wife was zip-lining amid the treetops when she got stuck shortly before 1:30 p.m.…

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UPDATE: Suspect Who Bashed Stranger With Metal Pipe on NYC Subway in Custody

The NYPD has a suspect in custody after a New York City subway rider hit a stranger in the face with a metal pipe and fractured his skull after an argument.

The 35-year-old suspect, initially described as a Hispanic man, is being held at the Transit Robbery Squad in Manhattan. The 59-year-old victim is hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Police say the victim got into a verbal dispute with another passenger aboard a southbound No.…

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RECAP: A Day-By-Day Look At The Thailand Cave Ordeal

A day-by-day look at the ordeal of 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, before finally being rescued on Tuesday:

June 23: After a morning practice, 12 members of the local Wild Boars youth soccer team bicycle with their 25-year-old coach to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave to explore, when heavy rains begin.…

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Israeli Police Question Netanyahu On Corruption Allegations

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as part of their investigations into a string of corruption allegations.

The police said Netanyahu was questioned “for a number of hours” without elaborating, and declined further comment.

Authorities have questioned Netanyahu on a number of occasions in recent months. The latest questioning was believed to concern a case involving the country’s telecom giant.…

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Man With A Knife Targets Jews In Zurich

An anti-semitic thug armed with a knife bullied frum Jewish children in a playground in Zurich, Switzerland, on Shabbos. The attacker was eventually restrained without incident B’chasdei Hashem.

The man was uttering anti-Semitic slogans, cursing Jews, witness report. Johann T. Shakas is quoted in the media saying, ” My children were out playing and my wife was talking to friends on the terrace.…

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Israel Ranks As 8th Most Powerful Country on Earth

From among the 80 countries ranked, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Israel as the 8th most powerful country in the world. Citing Israel’s technological and military prowess, the ranking was a new record for Israel, outdoing countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, South Korea and Canada, who ranked 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The ranking lists the countries who project their influence on the world stage the most.…

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