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‘Avengers 4’ Will Feature Something ‘Never Seen’ Before In A Superhero Movie

<i>Justice League</i> is currently the second highest-grossing movie in the country (although that doesn’t mean it’s not a commercial disappointment), but talk has already shifted away from DC, thanks to <i>Vanity Fair</i>‘s “Secrets of the Marvel Universe” cover story. The article is full of noteworthy details …

Comics

Why The 2016 Election Won’t Go Away

In the year since the 2016 election, we’ve never stopped speculating about the reasons behind the results. Twelve months ago, CNN outlined 24 …

Political Science

Robert Mueller Just Formed an Alliance That Should Terrify Trump

The president could be powerless to stop it.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has not been coy about his ability to undermine <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia investigation. Last month, after news broke that Mueller could be looking into the Trump family’s finances and business deals, <i>The Washington Post</i> reported that the …

Trump to Harvey victims: 'All of America' grieving with you

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump set aside his focus on talking up Harvey recovery efforts to speak directly to the suffering of victims, …

Amid questions, here's what we're sure of in the USS Fitzgerald collision

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is -- at this writing -- a lot we do not know about how the destroyer USS Fitzgerald came to collide with a heavily-laden freighter in the waters off Japan in the middle of the night.<p>We do not know whether the warship's radars were operating sufficiently. We do not know what decisions …

Military

North Korea conducts ballistic missile test

<b>North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president.</b><p>Mr Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%".<p>The missile flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles), …

12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found in Israel

A cave that held Dead Sea Scrolls before they were stolen in the mid-20th century has been discovered near Qumran.<p>Inside the cave, archaeologists …

Brilliant Fireball Streaks Over Milwaukee, Wows Skywatchers (Videos)

A brilliant, bright-green meteor blazed through the sky just north of Milwaukee early this morning (Feb. 6), and likely sprinkled space rocks into …

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain

1 of 12<p>Brain matter<p>Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle …

‘SNL’ Mocks Trump for Losing It When Jared and Ivanka Are Observing Shabbat

“Saturday Night Live” took another pointed shot at President Trump last night, skewering him for famously losing his cool whenever son-in-law Jared …

Holocaust Remembrance Day

38,000-Year-Old Rock Art Discovered in France

In the summer of 2012, a group of archaeologists turned over a broken block of limestone on the floor of a rock shelter in southwestern France and …

Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement Is A Threefold Disgrace

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But “Holocaust Remembrance” is not as clear cut a phrase as it might seem. In Poland, the …

Israel

Jews Hand Muslims Synagogue Keys When a Texas Mosque Burns Down

In the small Gulf Coast city of Victoria, Texas, there are several churches, but just one synagogue, and one mosque — at least, until the mosque …

Religion

Exclusive: Orthodox Union Adopts New Policy Barring Women Clergy

The Orthodox Union has adopted a new policy barring women from serving as clergy at its 400 member congregations across the United States.<p>At least …

Israel

How Time’s Bannon Cover Shows Us A Stark Vision Of Evil

In December, Time Magazine named Donald Trump the Person of the Year. On their cover they placed that incredible, deeply nuanced, subversive picture. …

Donald Trump

How Could Modern Orthodox Judaism Produce Jared Kushner?

In our annual progression through the Torah, we are now deep into slavery in Egypt. And each year, around this time, as I read the first Torah …

Donald Trump

Stephen Bannon Described Jews As ‘Enablers’ of Jihad in Old Film Treatment

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In a treatment describing a documentary on a purported Muslim plan to take over America, Stephen Bannon, now President Donald …

Donald Trump

Orthodox Women Clergy Will Continue Ministry After O.U. Ban

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox …

Israel

Nadler: ‘Bannon is Dangerous’

In a letter sent to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Congressman Jerry Nadler and 50 other congressional Democrats called on the president to …

Donald Trump

Man Reading from Anti-Semitic Tract Pushes Jewish Woman on NYC Train

A woman was attacked Monday night while riding the New York City subway in Manhattan, as a man shoved her, called her a “dirty Jew” and screamed …

New York City

Betsy DeVos Allegedly Plagiarized This Education Organization. Here’s Their Response.

Tuesday, January 31 brought an unexpected development in the already fraught battle over the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s …

Education

How Hannah Arendt Is Being Used and Misused in the Age of Trump

Hannah Arendt, who wrote extensively about authoritarianism, the nature of evil, and power, is having a bit of a moment. Currently circulating the …

Communist Party

A Deadly Explosion In Chicago, And More Of The Forward Looking Back

100 Years Ago<p>A massive gas explosion rocked the heart of the Jewish ghetto on the West Side of Chicago. At least 40 people were killed and hundreds …

Yiddish

Why Nazi Propaganda Is Not As Relevant As You Might Think

One of the first things viewers see at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,” …

Meet the Author Calling for a General Strike To Resist Trump

On Monday, January 30, The Guardian published a provocatively-titled opinion piece by author Francine Prose: “Forget protest. Trump’s actions warrant …

Human Rights

Are Solar Storms Causing Mysterious Sea Animal Beachings?

Why do otherwise healthy sea creatures end up stranded along coastal areas around the world? NASA scientists are searching for the answer.<p>Whales, …

Computer Lets Fully Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to …

It's a More Complicated Choice Than Uber Vs. Lyft

Following an incident over the weekend in which Uber defied the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s hour-long strike in support of Muslim detainees at …

India Says It Will Roll Out Free Wi-Fi In 1,000 Rural Villages

Under a new initiative dubbed Digital Village, the Indian Government has pledged to supply free Wi-Fi to 1,050 rural villages across the country.<p>Over …