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5 People Shot At Maryland Office Park

Five people have been shot at an office park in the Maryland community of Edgewood, and the shooter is believed to be on the loose, a deputy with the Harford County sheriff’s office said Wednesday morning.

The shooter left the scene — the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, roughly 30 miles northeast of Baltimore — and no one has been arrested, the deputy said.…

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Unearthed Letter From Jewish Inmate At Auschwitz Details Untold Horrors

The following is via Fox News/Newser:

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.

Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari’s words have been published in full.

Historian Pavel Polian told Deutsche Welle the letter is one of nine buried documents found at the concentration camp.…

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HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Hospitalized

The Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Maalos Hatorah, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita, was taken to the hospital during the night of 27 Tishrei (Monday to Tuesday) and was admitted. He was not feeling well and may have pneumonia. He was admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

The Rosh Yeshiva was mesader keddushin for a talmid in Bnei Brak and complained of not feeling well and difficulty breathing afterward.…

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California Firefighters Say They Finally ‘Turned A Corner’ Against Deadly Wildfires

With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.…

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More Than 300 Killed In Somalia Truck Bombing

The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from the deadliest single attack it’s ever experienced.

More people died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance service. Funerals have begun, and the government said the death toll is expected to rise in what has become one of the world’s worst attacks in years.…

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TEHILLIM – Boro Park: Woman Critically Injured In 3 Alarm Fire; Building Dept Investigating Sukkas Blocking Fire Escapes [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

At least a dozen people were injured – one of them critically – when a three-alarm blaze ripped through a Boro Park apartment building.

The fire broke out around 4:30AM Monday in a kitchen on the second floor of the four-story building located at 1225 49th Street near 12 Avenue.

t quickly rose up the cockloft to the top floors.

A woman trapped in a rear bedroom of an apartment had to be rescued by the FDNY.…

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HATE: Swastikas Scrawled At Eitz Chaim Shul In Leeds, U.K.

Antisemitic graffiti was found outside the Etz Chaim synagogue in Leeds in the U.K.

A swastika symbol with the word “Kikes” was sprayed onto a sign at the front entrance of the shul on a main road.

There is also believed to be further similar antisemitic graffiti daubed on the pavement outside the gate.

In a statement on Wednesday West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8:41am today, police received a report of anti-Semitic graffiti at the Etz Chaim Synagogue, in Harrogate Road, Leeds.…

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Cameras Verify MK Tibi Defied Ban On MKs Visiting Har Habayis

Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan has filed an official complaint with the Knesset Ethics Committee against MK Ahmed Tibi, who is seen on surveillance cameras visiting Har Habayis following the terrorist attack on Har Habayis in which two members of the Israel Police were gunned down.

Erdan maintains the visit was provocative and further jeopardized a difficult security situation and may have incited a violent response.…

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President Rivlin And Terror Survivors Among Guests In HaRav Lau’s Sukka

President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday morning Chol Hamoed Sukkos, in line with annual custom, visited the Sukkas of Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita.

The president was surprised to see Michal Solomon, the widow of Elad Solomon, who was murdered in the shocking massacre on Friday night in the town of N’vei Tzuf, who was invited by Rav Lau to his sukka.…

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Trump Suggests He’s Smarter Than Rex Tillerson, Will Take An IQ Test To Prove It

President Donald Trump suggested he’s smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying in an interview published Tuesday that if Tillerson did call him a moron, as reported, the two should “compare IQ tests.”

“And I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump said to Forbes magazine.

Trump’s tense relationship with Tillerson burst into public view last week. An NBC News story claimed Vice President Mike Pence had to talk Tillerson out of resigning this summer, and that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron.”

Tillerson said he never considered resigning, though he didn’t directly address the reported insult.…

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PM Netanyahu Announces Plans To Construct 1000s Of Housing Units Throughout Yehuda And Shomron

Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to allow the Civil Administration to approve the construction of more than 3,800 housing units in the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria, in isolated settlements and in the Jewish community of Hebron.

This follows an agreement in principle with the Americans that Israel would approve massive construction in the territories once every three to four months instead of once every few weeks.…

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NYPD Looking Into Video Of Officer Punching Teen

The New York Police Department’s internal affairs division is looking into a video of an officer who appears to be repeatedly punching the head of a teen who had been accused of trying to steal a bicycle.

Authorities said officers had been flagged down on Friday and told about the attempted theft.

Police say the teen pushed one of the officers down and put his hands around his neck.…

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TRAGEDY: Israeli Tourists Injured In Jeep Accident In Nepal, 1 Dead

An Israeli tourist died and 10 others sustained injuries after a jeep they were traveling in overturned in the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal on Sunday evening, reports The Himalayan Times.

The Nifteres was identified as Vered Aviyashar, 26, from Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv in the Beit She’an valley. She suffered a head injury, and died as she was being transferred to a hospital for treatment, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Monday morning.…

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Equifax: 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack

Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen.

Equifax said the company it hired to investigate the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results “promptly.” The company also said it would update its own notification for people who want to check if they were among those affected by Oct.…

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Motive Still Unknown In Las Vegas Attack; Latest Details

The motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history remained a mystery as police sought to learn more about the apparent “lone wolf” gunman who opened fire on tens of thousands of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel.

At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 others injured in the shooting, which happened during a Sunday night performance by country music star Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.…

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