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World - Lebanon Mourns Victims of Devastating Blast, Searches for Missing - Aryeh Stern - Lebanon mourned on Thursday the victims of the most powerful blast to hit the country that was already being crushed by an economic crisis, as rescuers searched for those missing

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Tel Aviv Lighting Up With Lebanese Flag Sets Off Controversy, in Israel and in Lebanon -- Yoni Weiss -- The red, white and cedar green of the Lebanese flag were lit up over a Tel Aviv square on Wednesday in a show of solidarity with Beirut as it reels

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Coronavirus - National - FOCUS: Is It Safe to Reopen Schools During the Pandemic? Hamodia - Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic?It depends on how widespread COVID-19 infections are in the community and the safety measures the school takes. In areas where

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Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary of World's First Atomic Attack -- Survivors of the world's first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack's 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and

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Over 80,000 Mail-In Ballots Disqualified in NYC Primary Mess -- Of the over 400,000 mail-in ballots received by the New York City Board of Elections in the June 23 presidential primary, the BOE disclosed that some 84,000 of them, or

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Georgia Governor Signs New Law to Protect Police -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a new measure providing additional legal protections to police officers, a step that critics say is flawed and out of step

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1,689 New Coronavirus Cases; Infection Rate Falls -- Aryeh Stern -- Israel saw 1,689 new coronavirus patients on Wednesday, bringing the tally of confirmed patients since the start of the epidemic to 78,514, the Health Ministry said Thursday morning. The Health

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Israel, India Complete Rapid Coronavirus Testing Technologies Evaluation -- Aryeh Stern -- An Israeli delegation of researchers that arrived in India last week to determine the effectiveness of four cutting-edge testing technologies for coronavirus has completed its mission and will return to

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Tefillos Requested as Harav Dovid Feinstein to Undergo Medical Procedure -- Hamodia Staff -- Tefillos were called for across the Jewish world on behalf of the Rosh Hayeshivah of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, Chaver Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, Hagaon Harav Dovid Feinstein, shlita, who is to

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Convalescent Plasma Campaign at the Raleigh Hotel - Hamodia Staff

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Kapparos Faces New Legal Challenge in NY -- Rafael Hoffman -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has been co-opted by many causes since it began. One recently added to the list is the year's long battle that a group of militant "animal

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Court Reverses Order to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge's order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District

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State Department Watchdog Resigns After Predecessor's Ouster -- The State Department's acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two

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Report: U.K. to Slap Quarantine on Travelers From Belgium -- The British government will slap a quarantine on arrivals from Belgium after a rise in coronavirus cases, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. The Mail said ministers were expected to approve

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Pompeo: U.N. Security Council to Vote Next Week on Extending Iran Arms Embargo -- The United Nations Security Council will vote next week on a U.S. bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, despite

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Brooklyn Man Charged With Sabotage of NYPD Vehicle -- Hamodia Staff -- A criminal complaint was unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn charging Jeremy Trapp, 24, with sabotaging a New York City Police Department van by cutting one of the vehicle's

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NJ's High Court Weighs Law Authorizing $10B in Debt -- Hamodia -- New Jersey's Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether a new state law letting the governor borrow nearly $10 billion to close budget gaps brought on by the coronavirus pandemic

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Biden Won't Go to Milwaukee to Accept Democratic Nomination -- Hamodia -- Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that

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Cuomo Takes Over Governors Group as Virus Batters States -- Hamodia -- The governor who in large measure has defined states' up-and-down fight against the coronavirus, including occasional combat with the White House, is poised to widen his national spotlight. New York

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Asian Shares Mixed as Investors Watch Talks on U.S. Stimulus -- Hamodia -- Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus

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U.S. Trade Deficit Drops in June on Record Rise in Exports -- Hamodia -- The U.S. trade deficit fell in June for the first time since February as exports posted a record increase, rising twice as fast as imports. The Commerce Department said Wednesday

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Hair Loss After COVID Recovery -- Hamodia Staff -- One quarter of the respondents to an informal poll reported hair loss as a result of their recent bout with COVID-19, Survivor Corp, a social media group, reported. The loss

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Virgin Orbit Determines Cause of Rocket Launch Failure -- Hamodia -- Virgin Orbit said Monday it has determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA.

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House-to-House Resuscitation -- Hamodia -- As the United States continues to grapple with an ongoing health crisis that has seen some 3.6 million Americans testing positive for coronavirus, and a death toll from the virus

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'I Do Not Blame Anyone' -- Yossi Gold -- In the Ganei Hadar neighborhood of Petach Tikva the two sons and four daughters of Mrs. Shalva Zelfreund, a"h, are sitting shivah. Mrs. Zelfreund, 64, passed away over Shabbos from

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