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  • NYC schools to close for Muslim holidays

    JTA

    39 minutes ago

    New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.

    Schools will be shuttered for the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, which rotate around the secular calendar because they are pegged to the Muslim non-leap lunar calendar. Several other...

  • Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

    by Steve Holland and Curtis Skinner, Reuters

    4 hours ago

    U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.

    Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a...

  • U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defense

    by David Brunnstrom and Andrea Shalal, Reuters

    19 hours ago

    The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to the Middle East, a senior U.S. Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will to use them.

    General Vincent Brooks, head of U.S....

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  • Why Santa Barbara Hillel’s largest donor is the Jewish Federation of … Boston

    By Jared Sichel

    21 hours ago

    Rabbi Evan Goodman, executive director of UC Santa Barbara’s Hillel, was concerned when annual funding allocations from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles were cut year after year, beginning in 2011. But he wasn’t surprised.

    After all, officials from the two...

  • IAC goes to Washington ...  and plans to stay

    By Jared Sichel

    21 hours ago

    On the evening of March 1, just before a private Israeli-American Council (IAC) event for college students at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., it was difficult for two of IAC’s co-founders, Shawn Evenhaim and Adam Milstein, to...

  • Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL approval

    by Susan Cornwell, Reuters

    23 hours ago

    The Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.

    The Senate mustered just 62 votes in favor of...

  • Holder: Ferguson must act immediately on racial bias in policing

    Reuters

    23 hours ago

    Attorney General Eric Holder called on leaders of Ferguson, Mo., to take "immediate, wholesale and structural corrective action" on the problems with the city's police that the Justice Department unearthed while investigating the shooting of an unarmed man this summer.

    Holder,...

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