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Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Hits Jewish Community Centers, Schools

This this the fifth wave of threats the community centers have received since the start of the new year.<p>Jewish facilities around the nation were rocked by yet another wave of bomb threats Monday, forcing evacuations in at least 12 states.<p>At least a dozen Jewish community centers and day schools in …

Anti-Semitism

Fair Use as Consumer Protection

Talking about fair use often means talking about your right to re-use existing copyrighted works in the process of making something new - to make …

Intellectual Property

Fox News expert on violent immigrants in Sweden turns out to be violent immigrant

A Swedish "expert" who appeared on Fox News to discuss immigrant violence has a conviction for violent crime in the US.<p>Nils Bildt was described as a …

Suicide attacks in Syria kill at least 32

Multiple suicide attacks targeting two security centers Syria killed at least 32 people, CNN reported on Saturday.The attacks specifically focused on …

Spicer on press in December: 'That is something that you can't ban'

"I think we have a respect for the press when it comes to the government."

Anti-Semitism In America: Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery Vandalized, 2nd Incident In A Week

Police in Philadelphia investigated vandalism Sunday at an old Jewish cemetery amid fears of rising anti-Semitism around the country. The incident …

Anti-Semitism

Trump's Favorability Ratings at a Record Low for a New President

Public opinion polls indicate approval ratings for U.S. President Donald Trump are at a record low for a newly inaugurated commander in chief, a …

Donald Trump is creating a field day for the one per cent

He was supposed to be leading a revolt against America’s elites. In practice Donald Trump is laying out a banquet for their delectation. The Trump …

Donald Trump

US spies 'warned Israel not to share intelligence with Trump'

US spies warned their Israeli counterparts that Russia may have “levers of pressure” over Donald Trump and told them to be careful about sharing intelligence with the White House in case it was passed on to the Kremlin, according to Israeli media reports.<p>The American intelligence officials …

Israel Media: Army Orders Residents Out of West Bank Outpost

Israel's military has ordered residents of a West Bank settlement outpost to evacuate the area within 48 hours, media reported Tuesday, days before a …

Israel

Jewish women’s organization cancels Brazil exhibit after Israeli paintings stolen

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Jewish women’s group called off an exhibition in Rio after a set of paintings by 35 Israeli women – Jewish, Christian, …

Brazil

U.S. authorities almost deport French Jewish Holocaust era scholar

WASHINGTON (JTA) – U.S. authorities came close to deporting an Egyptian-born French Jewish Holocaust-era scholar on his way to speak at a symposium …

Jewish Culture

Dozens of headstones overturned at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

(JTA) — Dozens of headstones were overturned and broken at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.<p>The vandalism at the Mt, Carmel Cemetery in the …

Jewish Culture

Rachel Maddow Issues Warning Over Trump's Climate Gag Order: 'Data Is Disappearing'

"Those people were not wrong to be freaked out."<p>Rachel Maddow said scientists who scrambled to save their data and copy it to non-government databases in the final days of the Obama administration weren’t being paranoid.<p>“Now we know, day four of the new administration, those people were not wrong …

Rachel Maddow

Shot in the foot

While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was making his triumphant diplomatic tour of Australia last week, scoring important points for Israel’s …

Israel

People From 7 Travel-Ban Nations Pose No Increased Terror Risk, Report Says

When President Trump signed an executive order last month temporarily barring visitors from seven mostly Muslim countries, he said he was moving to protect the United States from terrorist attacks. The Homeland Security secretary, John F. Kelly, echoed the president, saying the travel ban was …

Government

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters.<p>At Kennedy International Airport …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did.

No, it wasn't the Russians.<p>A number of Facebook users today reported being randomly locked out of their accounts, and some immediately feared the worst. Was this proof of hackers looking to steal precious vacation photos? Or maybe evidence of Big Brother at work?<p>Nah.<p>A Facebook spokesperson …

Facebook

North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law …

North Carolina

The Google Assistant is coming to Marshmallow and Nougat Android phones starting this week

Google has announced that it’s bringing the Google Assistant to more Android phones starting this week. All phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat will be getting an OTA update via Google Play Services in the coming weeks. Here’s how Google describes the staged rollout:<p>The Google …

Google

There's no signs of terrorism in the German car attack that killed 1, injured 2

A man drove into a crowd standing by a bakery in the southwestern German town of Heidelberg on Saturday, killing one man and injuring two other …

Clear uptick in US antisemitism since election, says ADL

WASHINGTON -- The desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Missouri last week prompted outcry from Jewish groups nationwide: The problem of antisemitism …

Anti-Semitism

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

BEIJING (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.<p>China's navy has been taking an increasingly prominent role in recent …

China

S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse …

Confederate Flag

This professor tried to show how annoying the questions you ask gay people are

<b>One college professor is expertly schooling her students on LGBTQ stereotypes.</b><p>The professor teaches a human sexuality course, and was lecturing on …

Starving South Sudanese are surviving on water lillies amid ongoing fighting

Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and …

Same-sex marriage linked to decline in teen suicides

States that legalized gay marriage early created a natural experiment.<p>A recent study published in <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i> suggests that the legalization of …

Equality

Headstones damaged at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia have been broken and overturned.<p>A cause has not been determined …

Diaspora

Divided federal appeals court rules you have the right to film the police

Filming cops, 2-1 court rules, ensures that they "are not abusing their power."<p>A divided federal appeals court is ruling for the First Amendment, …

First Amendment

Trump Plans to Skip White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Capping a week of extraordinary hostility toward the news media, President Trump tweeted on Saturday that he would not attend this year’s charity dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association, scheduled for April 29, a Washington tradition symbolizing comity between the president and the …

Journalism