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    'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    The situation facing European Jewry is "simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable," Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semiti ... Read More

    2015 Obamacare premiums set to rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renew ... Read More

    Congress announces $17B VA 'fix'

    With just three days left before Congress leaves town for August recess, the lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed to hammer out a deal over the weekend. Senate VA Committee chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and House VA Committee chairman Jeff Miller, ... Read More

    Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in cente ... Read More

    Obama admin threatens Israel over criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel ... Read More

    Pot seen as reason for rise in Colorado homeless

    DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets. One organization dealing with the increase is Urban Peak, which provides food, shelter and other services to homeles ... Read More

    Obama caps off his week of fundraising with golf

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with the hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption." The White House says ESPN's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon joined Obama on the president's first visit to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. A White ... Read More

    Judge strikes down DC ban on carrying gun for self defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington, D.C. In 2008, the ... Read More

    Sparse crowd hears Rand Paul's Urban League speech

    CINCINNATI -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul isn't going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups. But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul's highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way. K ... Read More

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