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    NEW YORK -- Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep a new lawyer in his federal sex-trafficking case despite questions about the attorney's texts and other communications with one of Kelly's ex-girlfriends.Kelly, 54, is accused of leading an enterprise made up of his managers, bodyguards and other employees who helped him recruit women and girls for sex....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a sense of unease in the air along West Lexington Street on Thursday after 6 people were shot and 1 person died in a mass shooting the day before. “Very concerned, very concerned,” said Michelle Douglas of Baltimore. Douglas said she’s always been vigilant even before the shooting. “Oh yes got to be mindful, have to...
    House Republicans raised concerns Tuesday over the appointment of former union officials to the Biden administration, arguing they presented potential conflicts of interest. Republican Reps. James Comer and Virginia Foxx wrote letters to the Biden administration Tuesday seeking insight into the appointment process of two former union officials to administration roles, Fox News reports. The letters requested documents explaining how...
    (CNN)Over 350,000 people in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region are experiencing dire hunger, finds a new report by the United Nations and other aid groups."There is famine in Ethiopia right now," United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Thursday.According to the global Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) system, which evaluates food insecurity and malnutrition around the world, substantial parts...
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    United Nations — Parts of northern Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region are on "the brink of famine," the head of the United Nations said on Monday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the most senior voice in a unified warning cry from a range of U.N. agencies that the grinding conflict remained unchecked, with a devastating impact on civilians. "The magnitude and gravity...
    Ilhan Omar compared Monday actions the U.S. has taken to the 'unthinkable atrocities committed' by terrorist groups like Hamas and The Taliban. 'We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,' the Minnesota Democratic congresswoman wrote on Twitter. 'We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the...
    A radical pan-Islamist organisation, which calls for the reinstatement of the caliphate and the global imposition of sharia law, has resurfaced in Britain amid the tension between Israel and Palestine. Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which was both David Cameron and Tony Blair tried to have banned in the UK, is reportedly behind a campaign to encourage Muslim armies of the world...
    VLADIMIR Putin's secret prison in eastern Ukraine where victims are allegedly electrocuted and sexually abused in a torture chamber has been exposed. Ruslan Zakharov, 31, says he was taken to the basement of the Izolyatsia prison in Donetsk, a Russian-controlled city, after being accused of being a spy in October 2019. 6This is said to be a secret prison located...
    Florida’s GOP Chairman requested Friday the state’s House and Senate investigate Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried’s amended financial disclosure form revealing $351,480 in a probable conflict of interest. State Senator and Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Joe Gruters (R) demanded the following: Based on the apparent discrepancies between Fried’s multiple amendments to her Financial Disclosure Forms and the...
    The Biden administration said Wednesday it will impose new tariffs on the United Kingdom and five other countries in retaliation for their taxes on American tech companies, but the government will not implement the tariffs for six months as it tries to negotiate a resolution to the conflict. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said its investigations had determined...
    More than 90 percent of people in Ethiopia’s troubled northern Tigray region need emergency food aid, the United Nations said Tuesday, as it appealed for $203 million to scale up its response. The UN’s World Food Programme said it was alarmed at how the conflict had increased already-high levels of hunger in Tigray. “A total of 5.2 million people, equivalent...
    Real Time host Bill Maher defended Israel on his show and criticized the “liberal media” for its “one-sided” reporting of the Israel-Gaza conflict. "We've become this country now that we're kind of one-sided on this issue,” Maher said Friday on the first episode of his show since testing positive for the coronavirus. "One of the frustrations I had, while I...
    VIDEO1:0901:09The U.S. can compete with China without necessarily resulting in conflict: CSISSquawk Box Asia The U.S. and China relationship may focus on competition, but it's possible for the Biden administration to handle that dynamic positively, according to an expert at a think tank. Scott Kennedy, senior advisor and trustee chair in Chinese business and economics at the Center for Strategic...
    The chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick apologized Thursday after sending a university-wide email condemning the recent spike in anti-Semitic attacks around the country. Dr. Christopher J. Molloy, chancellor of the university, and Dr. Francine Conway, provost and executive vice chancellor for research and academic affairs, originally sent a message to their students on Wednesday that spoke out against the widely...
    A new poll reveals a majority of American voters support Israel in its latest conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Israel enjoys the support of 59% of voters amid the recent tensions in Gaza, while only 24% say they side with the Palestinians, according to the Fox News Poll. The poll also found that 56% of people support sending Israel financial...
    Researchers around the world will discuss for a second time the future of a new research direction in the Large Hadron collision near Geneva, which is expected to open up extensive measurements of high-energy neutrinos and new ways to search for dark matter. Dr. Sebastian Trojanovsky of AstroCNT, co-author of the discussed project for a new FLArE experiment, and the...
    Gaza — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on Tuesday, beginning a tour of the Middle East aimed at solidifying the fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. 253 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed in the 11-day conflict that was halted early on Friday by a tenuous truce agreement. Blinken, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the...
    Gaza — Hayem Abu Amsha's house has been destroyed twice. First, she had to rebuild after the war between Gaza and Israel in 2014, and now an Israeli airstrike, dropped on a nearby building during the recent 11-day conflict, has toppled it again.  "Imagine if my children or grandchildren had been killed. Thank God we're still alive," she told CBS...
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is urging President BidenJoe BidenHarris to 2021 grads: Pandemic prepared you for 'pretty much anything' Senate Armed Services chair throws support behind changing roles of military commanders in sexual assault prosecutions Biden adviser says reducing red meat isn't sole climate change solution MORE to take a more active role in bringing a peaceful resolution...
    CHINA has sent a stark warning to Australia that it will be "the first to be hit" by a ballistic missile if its military defends Taiwan. Australia has been branded "weak" and "insignificant" by propagandists in Beijing as tensions with Canberra reach boiling point over a trade war and blame game over the coronavirus pandemic. 2China has warned Australia will be...
    Dua Lipa is speaking out after being accused of anti-Semitism due to her support of Palestinians in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. The singer is taking an organization to task after it paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times that called her anti-Semitic for her support of Palestinians, saying it used her name "shamelessly" to...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks praised President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict, specifically because Biden didn’t publicly pressure Israel for a cease-fire and that “being a little passive and doing things in private was much more effective than they would have been to do anything in public.” Brooks stated, “I think he’s handled it pretty...
    A fragile ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants held in the Gaza Strip today following a devastating 11-day conflict which claimed the lives of 270 people. Thousands of Palestinians returned home to scenes of devastation yesterday as Egyptian mediators attempted to secure a longer-term calm between the two sides. The United Nations has rushed to supply Gaza with food, Covid vaccines and...
    Gaza - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were able to safely take stock of the destruction around them for the first time after 11 days of violence, following the announcement of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Buildings in Gaza were reduced to rubble from the fighting, and people were crying on the street for lost loved ones, neighbors and...
    President BidenJoe BidenTrump slams 'weak' Republicans who don't want to talk about Arizona audit FDA advises against Chinese-made syringes citing safety issues On The Money: Biden tries to navigate bumpy recovery | Jobless claims hit another post-pandemic low | Treasury calls for 15 percent minimum global tax MORE said Friday there is “no shift” in his commitment to the security...
    (CNN)Several Jewish people have been attacked in cities across the United States this week.Authorities are investigating assaults in New York and Los Angeles as tensions flair over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid days of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza that have left hundreds of people dead. A man was arrested after a 29-year-old Jewish man was punched, kicked...
    Reports of antisemitic crimes in the United States and around the world have increased dramatically in the wake of the latest deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas. In the week after the crisis began, the Anti-Defamation League found that there were 193 reports of antisemitic incidents, which greatly outnumbers the amount of attacks, 131, in the week that predated the...
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    SHELL-SHOCKED children stumbled out of bomb shelters for the first time in 11 days yesterday as Israel’s bloody clash with Hamas ended in yet another stalemate. Islamist fighters launched wild celebrations at the same time as their Israeli enemies claimed victory after vicious rocket and bomb exchanges left more than 250 dead and 2,000 injured. 15Geffen Benyair, six, on the...
    DONALD Trump has blasted "weak" Joe Biden for the recent Israel-Gaza conflict, claiming Hamas wouldn't have attacked if he was still in the White House. The former president made the remarks in an interview that was broadcast last night - hours after a ceasefire was declared following an 11-day blitz on the Gaza Strip that has left more than...
    The mantra of the Resilience Center in Ashkelon, Israel, is, "When I am needed, I am less defeated."  Ashkelon has been one of the cities most targeted in this latest round of fighting between Hamas and Israel, now reportedly set to end with both sides agreeing to a cease-fire. Though the death toll on the Israeli side of this conflict...
    TEL AVIV, Israel (CBS News) — The Israeli government said it had agreed to a cease-fire in its conflict with Hamas late Thursday after 11 days of violence that saw over 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis killed in the worst fighting in the region in years. The announcement came after a meeting of Israel’s security cabinet. There had been increasing...
    By Fares Akram and Joseph Krauss | Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet has approved a unilateral cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation in the Gaza Strip. The decision came after heavy U.S. pressure to halt the offensive. It was not immediately clear when the truce was to take...
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    An analysis by a Jewish security charity has found that there has been a 500 per cent increase in the number of antisemitic attacks across Britain since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The Community Security Trust (CST) revealed that between the 8th and 18th of May, when the tensions between the State of Israel and the Hamas terror group escalated,...
    Gaza City and Jerusalem (CNN)Rasha Abu Askar tested positive for Covid-19 less than two weeks ago. So too did her husband, Musa Abu Askar, leaving the couple unable to look after their four young children, a situation that many parents around the world have dreaded during the pandemic.But this couple live in Gaza and their problems are bigger than childcare...
    A St. Louis-based Jewish newspaper is accusing Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., of "refusing" to grant the outlet an interview.  The editorial board of the Jewish Light said Bush's resistance to speaking with them "should trouble our readers," since the Jewish community, while small, still makes up a portion of her congressional district - which includes St. Louis and various suburbs. ...
    ISRAELI Prime Minister Netanyahu has defied the US and Russia calls for a ceasefire and says he "won't surrender to Hamas without victory." Kremlin has warned Israel that civilian casualties in Gaza were "unacceptable,"  the country's foreign ministry said, amid calls for de-escalation. 5Kremlin has warned casualties in Gaza were "unacceptable"Credit: AP 5Netanyahu threatened to "conquer" Hamas and vowed to...
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    A new poll revealed that more Democrats blame Israel than Hamas, a terrorist organization, for the recent outbreak of violence in Gaza. “Big partisan divide on fighting in #Gaza according to new @trafalgar_group @COSProject national #poll,” wrote Trafalgar Group chief pollster Robert C. Cahaly on Twitter. “@GOP & Independents blame #Hamas, @Palestine_UN, & #Iran; @TheDemocrats blame @Israel.” Big partisan divide...
    Washington — President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a call Wednesday that he "expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire" in the conflict on the Gaza Strip, the White House said. Mr. Biden previously expressed support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, which has...
    The leading Black Lives Matter organization declared "solidarity with Palestinians" Monday, a week after Hamas terrorists in Gaza began firing a relentless barrage of rockets into Israel, indiscriminately shelling civilian targets as well as dropping some missiles short and blowing up buildings within its territory. "Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians," the group tweeted. "We are a movement...
    Russia’s “increased military activities” in the Arctic are driving up the risk of a conflict, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned following meetings with NATO allies in the region. “We have concerns about some of the increased military activities in the Arctic that increases the dangers or prospects of accidents, miscalculations, and undermines the shared goal of a peaceful and...
    President Biden and Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib engaged in a tense, roughly eight-minute conversation on the airport tarmac Detroit after Biden's arrival there Monday. Tlaib refused to say what she and the president discussed, but at one point Biden patted the congresswoman’s shoulder. Later, during a speech in Dearborn, he lavishly complimented her. MIDEAST VIOLENCE DIVIDES 'SQUAD' MEMBERS AND MODERATE...
    The White House on Tuesday said that aside from a "dead on arrival" peace plan, the Trump administration didn’t do "anything constructive" to end the conflict in the Middle East. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was defending the Biden administration's approach to the ongoing violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, and maintained that a "two-state solution" is the...