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McCain’s Moment: Ailing Senator Plays Spoiler Again For GOP

John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected.

Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an independent streak could not be moved to go along with a last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation’s health care system.…

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London Police Make New Arrest In Subway Bombing Inquiry

British police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Wales in connection to the recent bomb attack on the London subway.

Police said Monday the suspect is being questioned at a south London police station under the Terrorism Act. His name was not released.

He was arrested in Cardiff, 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of London, early Monday morning. Police say an address there is being searched.…

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for inappropriately texting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton’s the presidency.

Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. After the hearing ended and Cote left the bench, he sat in his seat for several minutes, continuing to cry.…

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Hillary Clinton’s New Book Flooded With Negative Amazon Reviews

The publisher of Hillary Clinton’s new book “What Happened” is questioning Amazon reviews posted within a day of the book’s release.

Published Tuesday, the book is Clinton’s retelling of her presidential election loss last year.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 1,500 reviews appeared on Amazon. Many contained little information about the book and instead offered high praise or sharp criticism of the Democratic candidate.…

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Justices Allow Trump Administration Ban On Most Refugees

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.

The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.…

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BREAKING: At Least 5 Dead At Hollywood, Florida Nursing Home After Hurricane Irma

At least five patients in a Hollywood nursing home died Wednesday morning after they fell ill in a building left without air conditioning after Irma blasted South Florida.

Hollywood authorities say an issue with an air-conditioning unit at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., has led to evacuation of over 100 people and the death of at least five residents.…

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Miami: Officials Say Don’t Go Home Yet; Highways Jammed, Gas Shortages

After Hurricane Irma drove them from their homes, millions of Floridians were eager to return Monday and survey what damage might await them.

Some evacuees fled hundreds of miles to escape the storm, and those crowds will soon come flooding back to the state.

They’re likely to be met with traffic delays, a fuel shortage, debris clean-up and possibly blocked access to their communities — which is why state and local officials have a singular message: Don’t try to go home yet.…

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HORRIFIC DESTRUCTION IN ST THOMAS: 400 Jewish Refugees In Dire Need; YWN Speaks With Chabad Shliach

Acheinu Bnei Yisroel, 400 of them, are in grave need. They have no electricity and will have no power for four to six months. They have no kosher food, nor any food for now, and their supplies are dwindling rapidly.

They are on the American Virgin Islands in the Caribbean that, for all practical purposes, is no longer. While there has been much media attention given to the destruction on the Island of St.…

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Metro Miami Keeps Wary Eye On Mammoth Hurricane Irma

Residents in parts of the Miami metro area are under mandatory orders to leave their homes Thursday morning as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region with potentially catastrophic winds.

During several media appearances Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott strongly urged people to evacuate if asked to do so by local officials. The governor waived tolls on all Florida highways and told people if they were thinking about leaving to “get out now.”

Scott warned that Irma is “bigger, faster and stronger” than Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 storm to hit the state.…

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H-Bomb Or Not, Experts Say North Korea Near Its Nuclear Goal

North Korea’s latest nuclear test was part theater, part propaganda and maybe even part fake. But experts say it was also a major display of something very real: Pyongyang’s mastery of much of the know-how it needs to reach its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear state.

It remains unclear whether North Korea tested, as it claims, a hydrogen bomb ready to be mounted on an ICBM.…

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Facebook: Accounts From Russia Bought Ads During US Presidential Election Campaign

Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

Although the number of ads is relatively small, the disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe was a targeted effort by Russians to influence U.S.…

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Irma Has Jewish Communities From Caribbean to Carolinas Urgently Preparing

Chabad-Lubavitch centers from the Caribbean to the Carolinas are urgently helping Jewish communities prepare for Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean.

Emissaries at Caribbean Chabad centers have been reaching out to community members throughout the week, especially the elderly, the infirm, the homebound and those living alone to try and ensure their safety. Preparations began at the first reports of another potentially catastrophic storm soon after Hurricane Harvey.…

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BREAKING VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Tells Miami Residents To Leave Their Homes! ‘Sakanah!

Hurricane Irma’s size and strength put the entire state of Florida on notice Tuesday, and residents and visitors prepared to leave in anticipation of catastrophic winds and floods that could reach the state by this weekend.

Throughout South Florida, officials readied evacuation orders and people raided store shelves, buying up water and other hurricane supplies. Long lines formed at gas stations and people pulled shutters out of storage and put up plywood to protect their homes and businesses.…

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Austria Hands Down Life Imprisonment to Hamas Terrorist Released in Gilad Shalit Deal

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A court in Austria sentenced a Hamas terrorist who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoners swap to life imprisonment for conspiring and soliciting others to carry out attacks in Jerusalem, Noam Sharvit, Spokesperson for the State Attorney’s Office, reported Monday.

The terrorist, whose name was banned from publication in Austria, lived in the Gaza Strip and stayed in Austria.…

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Reince Priebus OUT Gen. Kelly New Chief-Of-Staff

Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff for incoming Trump administration.

On Friday afternoon as Airforce One arrived back at Andrews Air Force Base President Trump announced (via twitter) that Chief of Staff (COS) Reince Priebus, was gone and he was going to be replaced by DHS Secretary General John Kelly.


Priebus took the Airplane trip to Long Island with the president and upon landing (before the press got the word) Priebus, Steven Miller, and Dan Scavino loaded into one suburban but moments later Miller and Scavino got out and loaded another van.…

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Wave of Arrests in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, following Last Week’s Temple Mount Disturbances

The Arab mob flees tear gas that was shot by Israeli Police after Friday prayers in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, July 28, 2017.

Dozens of Police and Border Guard officers raided the homes of residents of eastern Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria overnight Monday, arresting 41 Arabs, including 30 from eastern Jerusalem. All the detainees, including seven minors, were picked up on suspicion of involvement in violent clashes over the past two weeks, incitement to terrorism, and calling for terrorist attacks.…

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Sunday Times Fires Anti-Semitic, Holocaust Denying Columnist

The Sunday Times removed Kevin Myers’ anti-Semitic column, July 30, 2017

The Sunday Times has fired its columnist Kevin Myers for making reference to two highly paid female BBC presenters are Jewish. Writing in the Irish edition of the Times, Meyers said: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC — Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted — are Jewish.”

“Good for them,” he continued.…

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Deri Moving to Revoke Citizenship of Traitor Arab MK

Azmi Bishara speaking at the Knesset

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Sunday contacted Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit with a request to revoke the Israeli citizenship of Azmi Bishara, suspected of collaborating with terrorist organizations and assisting an enemy state while serving as a Member of Knesset.

Following visits to Lebanon and Syria in the wake of the 2006 Lebanon War, Bishara became the subject of an Israeli criminal investigation, for money laundering, contact with a foreign agent, delivery of information to the enemy and aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war.…

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