Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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The House of Representatives voted largely along party lines last week to hand the president his first wartime rebuke, with two local freshman representatives at the forefront of the Democratic push for Congress to go further and set a timetable that would lead the U.S. military out of Iraq. "The time for more troops was four years ago," declared U.S...
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In a state where illegal immigrants are estimated to number between 125,000 to 175,000 out of a total population of more than 12 million -- and at a time when the war in Iraq reigns as the foremost political issue of the day -- it remains to be seen to what extent the national debate over immigration reform, and both...
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For the foreseeable future, Bonnie and Harris Blackman will have to do their cooking inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer that sits outside their home in Metairie, La., about 25 minutes from downtown New Orleans. But they've got a couple reasons to celebrate; their first floor now actually has walls instead of exposed sheetrock and wooden framing. And finally,...
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Jewish institutions throughout the region remained on heightened alert in the wake of a July 28 shooting rampage at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, which left one woman dead and five others wounded. Seattle police arrested 30-year-old Pakistani American Navveed Afzal Haq, whose lawyer claims he suffers from a bipolar disorder. Haq allegedly forced his way...
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With the prospect of a U.S. Senate debate over a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages hovering in the not-so-distant future, researchers and advocates met in Center City for what was billed as the first academic symposium focusing solely on gay and lesbian parents and their children. More than 150 people, mostly academics but also some social workers and...
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