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Battle over Kunduz to Hamper with U.S.-Afghan Investments

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(Reuters) The Taliban’s brief capture of the city center in Kunduz last weekend highlights a broader risk for billions of dollars in U.S. reconstruction investments throughout Afghanistan, the

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N.Y. Judge Overtunes Conviction in 1990 Subway Murder

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(Reuters) A New York state Supreme Court judge on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who served 25 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of

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U.S. Preps Release of Roughly 6,000 Prisoners

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(Reuters) The U.S. Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 prisoners early in the largest one-time release of federal inmates, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The release, scheduled

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Ex-U.N. General Assembly Leader, Five Others Face U.S. Bribery Charges

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(Reuters) U.S. authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-ranging

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Simchas Torah Commences This Evening At Sundown

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Dear Readers, Due to the Jewish holiday’s second days of Sukkos, which continues this evening at sundown, we will not be updating our website until Wednesday morning.

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Hundreds Rescued in South Carolina Amid Historic Floods

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(Reuters) Persistent torrential rainfall in South Carolina caused major flooding on Sunday, turning some suburbs of the city of Charleston into lakes and forcing hundreds of

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Trump Suggests Safer Middle East if Gaddafi, Hussein Were Left in Power

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U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump voiced his opinion Sunday on the status of the Middle East. The business mogul said the region would be more

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Jason Chaffetz Enters Race for House Speaker

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(Reuters) Jason Chaffetz, a rising star among congressional Republicans, on Sunday declared a bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, complicating further an internal

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Brooklyn President Adams Stresses Education on Gas Safety in Wake of Borough Park Explosion

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Turns out you can be wrong and still be considered a hero. Elected officials and members from the Jewish community gathered in Borough Park, Brooklyn to

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Hurricane Joaquin Weakens to Category 2 Storm

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(Reuters) Hurricane Joaquin, churning toward Bermuda in the Atlantic, weakened slightly on Sunday, its maximum sustained winds dropping to 110 miles per hour (175 km per

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Emergency Respondents at Borough Park Explosion Still Searching for Missing Woman

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Emergency crews were still searching Sunday morning for a woman missing after a deadly explosion in Brooklyn’s Borough Park. 64-year-old female Ligia Puello, who just moved

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North Carolina School Roof Collapses Injuries Over 20

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(Reuters) More than 20 people were injured during a band competition at a high school in North Carolina on Saturday, after a large vehicle backed into

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Clinton Scores Big with National Education Association Endorsement

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(Reuters) U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been vying with challenger Bernie Sanders for the support of organized labor, scored a win on Saturday

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Britain’s PM calls Putin’s Military Action in Syria a ‘Terrible Mistake’

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(Reuters) British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that Kremlin chiefVladimir Putin’s decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

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U.S. Auto Union Faces Uphill Battle to Salvage Failed Labor Contract

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(Reuters) Mounting discontent among the United Auto Workers rank and file will complicate its leaders’ bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement

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16 U.S.-led Airstrikes Dropped on IS in Syria, Iraq

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(Reuters) The United States and its allies carried out 16 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Saturday, a U.S. military statement said. Three of the six strikes

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Car Bomb in Baghdad Explodes, Kills At Least 18

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(Reuters) Suicide car bomb attacks targeting two mainly Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed at least 18 people on Saturday, police and medical sources said. The attacks

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Ongoing Rescue Search Finds Nearly 100 Dead after Guatemala Landslide

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(Reuters) Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 86 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find

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Russian Failure in Syria Would ‘Destroy’ Mideast

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(AFP). Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in comments broadcast on Sunday that the success of Russia’s military intervention in his country’s civil war was vital for

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Firefighters Union Abandons Plans to Endorse Clinton for President

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(Reuters). The International Association of Fire Fighters, a politically powerful labor union, has abandoned its initial plans to endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton for U.S. president, the

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