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JCC threats symbolic of a rise in hate crimes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A downward trend of anti-Semitic crimes has apparently changed, with increases in the bias-driven incidents in 2016 and a recent spate this year of bomb threats and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, experts say.<p>"2015 marked the end of ... a long-term decline in anti-Semitic hate …

Dutch Populist Geert Wilders Is Lagging in the Polls Due to the 'Trump Effect'

Under the jingoistic slogan “Netherlands ours again!” the populist leader of anti–European Union, anti-Islam Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, has been …

Geert Wilders

U.S. Falls in Ranking of the Best Countries in the World

The United States has fallen to seventh place in a ranking of the best countries in the world.<p>The report, conducted by <i>U.S. News</i> in partnership with …

University of Pennsylvania

The Entire Senate Wants President Trump to Act on Threats Against Jewish Centers

In a show of bipartisan unity, all 100 members of the U.S. Senate signed a letter Tuesday to high-ranking officials in the Trump administration, …

Donald Trump

Analysis: GOP plan to cost Obamacare enrollees $1,542 more a year

After seven years, Republicans have finally released their health care legislation. Now their bill can be compared side-by-side with the Affordable Care Act based on how it affects enrollees’ pocketbooks — including both premiums and out-of-pocket costs for care.<p>The bill does not measure up well: …

Health Care

The White House Copied Exxon's Press Release in a Statement Praising Exxon

The White House copied a portion of its statement praising ExxonMobil’s announcement on Monday that it would invest in manufacturing projects in the …

Donald Trump

Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. They were first asked: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

Three Muslim students who tried to visit an Oklahoma lawmaker Thursday at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City were surprised when they were instead handed a questionnaire at his office. They would have to fill out the survey first, an office assistant told them, before they could make an appointment …

Religion

Russia dismisses sweeping corruption allegations against Medvedev

MOSCOW — Anyone following the uproar in Washington over allegations of inappropriate ties to Russia within the Trump administration might be interested in Moscow’s reaction to sweeping corruption charges the country’s most recognizable Kremlin opponent has leveled against Prime Minister Dmitry …

Dutch go old school against Russian hacking

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Better safe than sorry.<p>That’s the Dutch government’s approach to dealing with the fear of Russian election hacking. The …

Horrors of Duterte's Drug War Exposed in New National Geographic Episode

A couple of weeks before Christmas, <i>National Geographic</i>‘s Ryan Duffy joined Filipino crime beat reporters on Manila’s graveyard shift. On a tip, the …

Asia

Pollution and Environmental Risks Kill 1.7 Million Children Each Year, WHO Says

Pollution and environmental risks are responsible for 1.7 million deaths of children below the age of five, according to two World Health …

'Get out of the country': The rhetoric behind shootings targeting Indians in two states

Deep Rai was working on his car outside his suburban Seattle home when he was shot and wounded. Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his friend Alok Madasani were having drinks at a neighborhood bar in Kansas when bullets began flying.<p>The two incidents occurred almost 1,800 miles and nine days apart. But it's …

United States

Steve Bannon in 2013: Joseph McCarthy was right in crusade against Communist infiltration

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said in 2013 that Sen. Joseph McCarthy was right in his 1950s campaign claiming widespread Communist infiltration into the United States government.<p>The Wisconsin senator's inquisitions of those he suspected of communist ties -- which …

Donald Trump

Here's one way of fighting terrorism that the U.S. may be rethinking under Trump

On a warm day in late fall, hundreds of children, parents and local dignitaries streamed into a once-empty lot in a small town in the mountains of northern Lebanon to celebrate the inauguration of a new park and playground.<p>Children jostled in an unruly semblance of a line to go down one of the …

Middle East

Trump must banish Bannon — or his presidency is doomed

There was some cosmic justice. After stringing along a slew of nominees for secretary of state, ultimately humiliating Mitt Romney, President Trump got a dose of his own medicine. The Post reports:<p>Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down President Trump’s offer to become his new national …

Intelligence expert on Trump rants: 'target starts getting buggy, because he knows that he's caught'

Malcolm Nance, counterterrorism expert and intelligence community member who has been deployed to intelligence operations around the world, was on …

Donald Trump

Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged …

Yes, AT&T customers, ditch your old unlimited data plan

Unlimited data is back, and customers who held onto their old grandfathered unlimited plans finally have more choices.<p>It couldn't be a better time to be in the market for an unlimited data plan for your mobile phone. Thanks to T-Mobile, which has been siphoning off customers from AT&T and Verizon, …

‘Logan’ Runs To $88.4M Opening; Breaks Wolverine Series & More R-Rated Records – Monday Update

<b>Final Writethru, Monday:</b> Late last night we saw that the Hugh Jackman movie was on track for an $87.56M opening after a Sunday that was off 26% from …

31 easy money hacks to help you get richer every single day this month

Having money is fun! But worrying about money is a major source of stress. Just thinking about goals like creating an emergency fund and saving for …

Personal Finance

Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters and More

WASHINGTON — Giants in telecommunications, like Verizon and AT&T, will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released.<p>Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:31 p.m. June 21, 2018<p>This …

'SNL' turns Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions into Forrest Gump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions got the "Saturday Night Live" treatment on Saturday night.<p>The NBC variety series opened its latest episode with Kate McKinnon stepping in as Sessions, and turned the former senator from Alabama into the Tom Hanks' character Forrest Gump from the 1994 hit …

Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

Trump administration policies toward refugees and immigrants, as well as a recent racially-charged shooting in Kansas, have some international students thinking twice about enrolling in American colleges and universities.<p>Relatives of the Kansas shooting victims are urging other Indians to not send …

Higher Education

Cartoon: Tips for getting along with Trump voters

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A 16-year-old Canadian girl is behind professional bigot Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

Remember how Milo Yiannopoulos’ career seemingly exploded into flames in the span of a week? It felt like a long time ago, but the last straw — his …

Rights & Freedoms

How To Sell On Instagram

Emerging Instagram trends and tools for every business owner. Learn to master the skills of social selling.<p>Instagram isn't the first platform you …

Russia Heats Up Its Infowar With the West

If you think last year was bad, there’s worse to come as Moscow’s new ‘information operations’ military unit gets rolling.<p>When it comes to Russian …

Donald Trump plans to cut spending on EPA climate change programme by 70%

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could face cuts of up to 70 per cent to its climate change programmes under a new White House …