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World -- WHO Chief: World Is on Brink of 'Catastrophic Moral Failure' on Vaccines -- The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that the world was on the brink of a "catastrophic moral failure" on distributing vaccines, urging countries and manufacturers to

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World -- West Tells Russia to Free Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny -- Western nations told Russia to immediately free detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday, a day after he was detained at a Moscow airport after flying home for the first

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National -- Stimulus Checks to Vaccines: Here's What's in Biden Plan -- President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals

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National - China to Sanction U.S. Officials for 'Nasty Behavior' Over Taiwan - Mordechai Wincorn - U.S. officials who have engaged in "nasty behavior" over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese

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Saperstein Big Early Leader in 48th Council Seat Fundraising -- Reuvain Borchardt -- Early results are in for the fundraising race in the 48th New York City Council District election, and Steven Saperstein is the big winner. Saperstein, who began raising money long

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Whatsapp Delays New Private Policies After Outrage -- Sara Marcus -- The hugely popular international messaging service Whatsapp has announced it will pause implementing its new business and data sharing policies after international confusion and outrage. Whatsapp, which is owned by

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Health, Science & Technology -- TAG Issues Warning About Telegram App -- Technology Awareness Group (TAG) released a statement that while they do not endorse the use of any social media or messaging platforms, they wish to notify those considering leaving WhatsApp

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Trump Orders CENTCOM to Include Israel Amid Strategic Shift -- Hamodia Staff -- Israel will now be included in the geographic area of responsibility of the U.S. Central Command for the first time, the Pentagon announced Friday, amid the outgoing Trump administration's bid

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Israeli's UAE Visa Exemption to Be Delayed Due to High Infection Rates -- Aryeh Stern -- The visa exemption approved for Israeli tourists to enter the United Arab Emirates without a visa - set to begin next month - will be delayed and will not take

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Only 5,616 New COVID-19 Cases at Staggering 9.1% Infection Rate -- Aryeh Stern -- The Health Ministry reported Monday morning that 5,616 new daily coronavirus cases were diagnosed a day earlier, far lower than the numbers in recent days, but at a staggering 9.1%

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BD'E: Rebbetzin Gita Malka Cohn, A"h -- Hamodia -- Rebbetzin Gita Malka Cohn, a"h, the widow of Rabbi Avraham Cohn, passed away Sunday at the age of 93. Rebbetzin Cohn was married to Rabbi Avraham 'Romi' Cohn, z"l, renowned

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Jewish Home in Williamsburg Shot at With BB Gun; No Injuries -- R. Borchardt and S. Marcus -- A Jewish family's home in Williamsburg was shot at by an unknown attacker Thursday night. A 13-year-old boy returning from yeshiva at 9:30 p.m. was walking into his home at

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BDE: Harav Pinchos Dovid Horowitz, Bostoner-Chuster Rebbe of Boro Park - Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman

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Fauci says 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days 'Absolutely a Doable Thing' -- Hamodia -- President-elect Joe Biden's goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency 'is absolutely a doable thing,' Anthony Fauci, director of the

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Florida Arrests Far-Left Extremist who Called for Violent Protest Outside State Capitol -- Sara Marcus -- Florida police arrested a homeless veteran who had been posting threats of Inauguration Day violence on social media. Daniel Alan Baker was taken into custody by FBI agents and the

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France Says Iran is Building Nuclear Weapons Capacity -- Hamodia -- Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France's foreign minister was

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Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested After Arriving in Russia -- Hamodia -- Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was arrested in passport control in a Moscow airport, his lawyers said. Navalny was returning to Russia despite a risk of an arrest. 'Me, arrested? I'm an

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Lakewood Briefs - January 17, 2021 -- Mordechai Wincorn -- COVID Cases Continue to Rise Lakewood's reported COVID case levels continue to rise more rapidly than over the past months. Last week ended with a total of 496 according to

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Before Trump Leave Office, a Push for Pardons -- Sara Marcus -- Well-connected and wealthy felons are spending thousands on lobbyists in hope of gaining a presidential pardon. Former campaign advisors and former presidential lawyers such as John M. Dowd have been

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Pence Calls Harris to Offer Assistance Ahead of Power Transfer -- Hamodia -- Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first contact at that level between the outgoing and

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Small NY Businesses Eligible for Federal Funds -- Sara Marcus -- Struggling small businesses are able to apply to Payroll Protection Program starting this month. An estimated 50% of private sector employees in New York City either run or work for

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Unemployment Claims Jump to 965,000 as Virus Takes Toll -- Hamodia -- The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. The

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Beetle Keeps Rivals Off Scent of Food Buried for Offspring -- Hamodia -- Some beetles go to great — and disgusting — lengths for their children. They scout for a dead mouse or bird, dig a hole and bury it, pluck its fur

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Where Do We Go From Here? -- Ruth Lichtenstein, Publisher -- Wednesday, January 6, 2021. It will certainly be one of those days people will remember the rest of their lives. Where they were and what they were doing when they

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The Aftermath -- Sara Lehmann -- It was over in a day. Angst and frustration spilled into the streets of Washington last week and descended into chaos. The assault on the Capitol, with the ensuing bloodshed,

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Foodnited States - Hamodia

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This Day in History – January 13/29 Teves - Hamodia - According to Rabi Yehuda, today marks the end of choref (winter season). In 5374/1614, a ta'anis tzibbur was declared in Vermeiza (Worms), Germany, marking the return of the Jews who

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