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  • After ‘Trainwreck’ shooting, Amy and Charles Schumer join for gun control

    JTA

    5 hours ago

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York joined with his cousin, comedian Amy Schumer, to launch a campaign for gun control.

    At a news conference at the...

  • Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

    Reuters

    1 day ago

    James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.

    After deliberating for less than half a day, the panel of nine women and three men said they had concluded unanimously that the aggravating factors outweighed the mitigating ones. If just one juror had found that they did not, the 27-year-old Holmes would have received a life sentence with no chance of parole.

  • U.S. Democrats see ‘fire wall’ holding to preserve Iran deal

    by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

    1 day ago

    U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce...

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  • More than 100 headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

    JTA

    4 days ago

    A historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized, with 124 of its headstones knocked over.

    The caretaker of Adath Jeshurun...

  • White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    4 days ago

    Got questions about the Iran nuclear deal? Too bad, if you were an AIPAC activist at a briefing this week with top Obama administration officials.

    At...

  • Ordeal not yet over for Jonathan Pollard

    by Michael Friedson, The Media Line

    5 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Johnathan Pollard, the civilian American naval intelligence analyst who in 1987 was sentenced to...

  • Jonathan Pollard: A timeline

    by Aaron Pellish

    5 days ago

    1979
    Pollard is hired as a naval intelligence analyst.

    1984
    Pollard meets an Israeli intelligence officer and soon begins to sell him information.

    1985
    After attempting to gain asylum through the Israeli embassy in
    Washington, D.C., Pollard is arrested.

    1987
    Pollard pleads guilty to spying and is sentenced to life in prison.

    1998
    Israel admits Pollard acted as an agent on its behalf.

    2015
    A federal panel grants Pollard parole.

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