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NY Congressman Chris Collins Arrested On Securities Fraud-Related Charges

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.

The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed in New York City on Wednesday.

The indictment charges Collins and two others, including the congressman’s son, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts.

Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand.…

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Muslim Group Plans To Sue US Over Terror Watch List System

A Muslim civil rights organization said Tuesday it plans to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s terror watch list system, including a newly disclosed program in which air marshals have secretly monitored air passengers with no known terrorism links.

Gadeir Abbas, senior litigation attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the group will file the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on behalf of more than 10 Muslim travelers who allege they faced harassment at airports and suffered other consequences because of being placed on a terror watch list.…

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Facial Recognition System Set To Be Used In Olympic Security

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games.

The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be customized to monitor every accredited person — including athletes, officials, staff and media — at more than 40 venues, games villages and media centers, Olympic and company officials said Tuesday.…

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Report: Prisoner Exchange Deal & Ceasefire With Hamas to Take Place at the End of August

The four Israeli prisoners and missing persons held by Hamas will be discussed as part of a ceasefire agreement to be signed by the end of August, a Hamas source told the Turkish news agency Anadolu. According to the report, the Egyptian-brokered agreement, working with UN Mideast Envoy Nikolai Mladenov, will include an experimental cease-fire for two weeks, leading to a broader ceasefire agreement for an additional five years.…

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BIG DAY FOR TRUMP & GOP: Ohio Election Today Could Signal Democrats’ Momentum For November

President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate – and his chief legislative achievement – are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election.

The midsummer affair comes as Trump’s shadow looms over primary contests in four other states on Tuesday, none bigger than Kansas, where the Republican president roiled the governor’s race Monday by opposing the sitting GOP governor on the eve of the election.…

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NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams Found Guilty Of Obstructing Ambulance; Represents Thousands Of Orthodox Jews

New York City councilman Jumaane Williams has been sentence to time served after he was convicted of blocking an ambulance during a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration rights activist in January.

For those who don’t know, Williams is an “agitator” who was arrested too many times to even count at black-lives-matters protests, Occupy Wall Street and the Trayvon Martin protests and the “he’s not my president” protests on Inauguration Day.…

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WATCH: Ohio Judge Orders Defendant’s Mouth Taped Shut After He Refused To Stop Interrupting

An Ohio judge ordered a defendant’s mouth taped shut during a courtroom hearing after he refused numerous requests to stop talking.

The incident took place last week, when a judge in Cleveland, Ohio, ordered Franklyn Williams, 32, to remain silent during his sentencing hearing.

Despite warnings from Judge John Russo, Williams continued to speak over the judge and his attorneys, according to the video.…

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ALERT – “Speed Week” Starts Tomorrow For One Week; Last Year 21,148 Tickets Were Issued

Law enforcement agencies throughout New York State will be conducting a crackdown on speeding on state and local roadways starting Wednesday, August 1, and running through Tuesday, August 7

“Studies have shown, speeding kills. During this campaign, and year round, we will work to reduce this kind of dangerous driving,” explained New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II. “We want drivers to slow down, put the electronic devices away and pay attention out on our roads.…

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Amazon Removes Nazi-Themed Items After Complaints

Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.

An Amazon executive said the company blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota complained to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last month. The company’s vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, responded to Ellison, telling him that Amazon prohibits listing products that promote or glorify hatred, violence or intolerance.…

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NYC Bus Driver May Have Been DRUNK Before Hitting Something On Sunday Morning

A New York City bus driver who passengers say was driving erratically before he hit something is facing charges including driving while intoxicated.

Authorities say the 24-year-old driver had nine passengers on the bus early Sunday in Brooklyn. Police say the passengers called authorities after the bus came in contact with something that brought it to a stop. No one on the bus was injured.…

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HELP SAVE A LIFE !

Mordechai Aharon Kaufman ben Hanna Tzivia, a 50 year old loving husband and father of two is desperately seeking a kidney. Adam Leventhal who donated a kidney 5 yrs ago says: “Among Jews there are in essence no strangers-we are all familiy- and giving life in this miraculous manner remains one of the greatest experiences of my life” Adam Leventhal is available to prospective donors who are interested learning more about the process and can be reached at 303.523.1450 or at Leventhal.AdamJay@gmail.com A kidney donor today generally spends only two nights in the hospital and a few weeks thereafter of convalescence,   income for days missing work, travel expenses and medical are all covered.…

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VIDEO: Bodycam Shows LAPD Officers Accidentally Kill A Hostage — 1st Time In 13 Years

Dramatic video released Tuesday shows Los Angeles officers fatally shooting a man and the woman he was holding with a knife to her throat, the first of two recent killings of hostages or bystanders as police tried to stop attackers.

Officers opened fire outside a church that helps homeless people after the man began cutting the hostage, police said. Officers fired nearly 20 times on June 16, and the man and woman, both transients, died at the scene.…

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Apple Shares Rise on Pricey iPhones; No Tariff Impact Yet

Apple made more money from higher priced iPhones in the latest quarter, even as the number of phones it sold did not change much.

The sluggish unit growth means Apple is no longer the second-biggest smartphone maker behind Samsung. Huawei took that spot, research firm IDC said Tuesday, with 54.2 million phones versus Apple’s 41.3 million.

The company’s earnings were announced amid escalating rhetoric around tariffs between the U.S.…

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Trump Slams Media In Latest Tweet; Says They Are ‘UNHINGED’ And ‘CRAZY’

President Donald Trump blasted the media as “unhinged” and “crazy” on Tuesday morning, adding that news organizations ruin the lives of “innocent” people as he continues his long-running battle with the fourth estate.

“The Fake News Media is going CRAZY! They are totally unhinged and in many ways, after witnessing first hand the damage they do to so many innocent and decent people, I enjoy watching,” Trump said in a tweet.…

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Indiana Governor Wants Hate Crimes Bill After Synagogue Defaced With Swastikas

Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on the General Assembly to pass a hate crimes bill after someone spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.

He said Monday that he’ll meet with lawmakers, legal experts, corporate leaders and “citizens of all stripes who are seeking to find consensus on this issue so that, once and for all, we can move forward as a state.” He said he hopes a hate crime bill passes in 2019.…

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Upstate NY Couple Born Two Years & Two Days Apart; Married 78 Years Die 2 DAYS APART

An upstate New York couple born two years and two days apart and married 78 years has died within two days of each other.

According to their family, 98-year-old Evelyn Bennett Drake died July 20 and 100-year-old Gilbert Orzell Drake passed away two days later. Both died of natural causes with their family by their sides at the couple’s home in Delmar, an Albany suburb.…

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BOOMING ECONOMY: GDP Report Shows 4.1 Percent Growth, As Trump Touts ‘Amazing’ Numbers

The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent. That’s the fastest pace since 2014, driven by consumers who began spending their tax cuts and exporters who rushed to get their products delivered ahead of retaliatory tariffs.

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that he was thrilled with what he called an “amazing” growth rate and said it wasn’t “a one-time shot.”

However, private economists took issue with that forecast, saying the second quarter performance isn’t likely to last in the months ahead.…

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FREE MONEY! Two Men Place NIS 40,000 In Cash Between Pages Of Tehillim In Ma’aras HaMachpelah

Mispallalim who arrived at the Ma’aras HaMachpelah were surprised to fine NIS 200 notes between pages of Tehillim.

According to an Arutz-7 report, two millionaires who recently won the state lottery arrived there and decided to assist mispallalim who have large families and have difficulty financially, those who come to daven at the holy site for parnasa.

The two were at the site this week and left NIS 40,000 between pages of Tehillim in NIS 200 notes.…

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