Israel on Holocaust Day: From Genocide to Freedom

The recent rise in anti-semitism in the US and worldwide has made Holocaust Day in Israel much more meaningful. The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, just three years after the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews, was an incredible juxtaposition of events, unparalleled in history.   

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World News: Netanyahu Razor-thin Win Moves Israel Right

With 97% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-of-center Likud party has sustained a razor-thin win, defeating Benny Gantz's left-leaning Blue and White party, receiving 37 seats to Gantz's 36, but the victory is actually much greater than it appears.

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20 Killed in Upstate New York Limo Crash

A group of friends, including four sisters and two brothers, traveling to Cooperstown for a celebration were among the twenty killed in an Upstate New York limo crash after the driver failed to stop at a highly dangerous intersection.

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Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Heads to Governor’s Desk

Without a single 'No' vote in the Senate and Assembly, historic legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California advanced today to the Governor for consideration.

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NARAL Pro-Choice California and 18 Partner Organizations Rally in San Francisco as Part of a National Day of Action to "Unite for Justice"

Sunday, August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, NARAL Pro-Choice California, together with eighteen partner organizations, California leaders and activists will join Americans across the country to demand the U.S. Senate stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

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Noticias Telemundo Strengthens Its Presence In Washington D.C. With The Appointment Of Correspondent Javier Vega

Noticias Telemundo announced the appointment of Mexican journalist Javier Vega as correspondent in Washington, D.C., as part of an initiative to strengthen its operations in the U.S. capital. Vega will report to Victoria Rivas-Vázquez, Noticias Telemundo's Washington, D.C. bureau chief.

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Op/Ed: Mexico – The New Syria

Nothing is more wrenching then the plight of the children of war. Indelible images rush from the most recent Syrian migration: A toddler, dead, washed up on the Greek shore, a boy carrying his possessions across the desert, alone.

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Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead

Kate Spade, the iconic fashion designer behind one of the most recognized handbags collections and fashion lines, was found dead yesterday at her Park Avenue apartment in New York City of an apparent suicide. She was 55.

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Five Dead in East River Helicopter Crash

All five passengers aboard a helicopter charter died Sunday after the pilot, who managed to escape the sinking vessel, radioed a Mayday message indicating engine failure moments before the chopper fell into Manhattan's East River trapping those aboard.

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Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist, Has Died

The Reverend Billy Graham, the Christian Evangelist who for more than fifty years preached the same message of God's Love and Redemption to President's, royalty and the world, often drawing millions in his global crusades has died. He was 99.

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Dozens Feared Dead in Taiwan Earthquake

The death toll twenty-four hours after a 6.4 magnitude shallow quake hit the densely populated coastal city of Hualien stands at six with dozens still missing and rescue workers frantically working to find survivors amidst the rubble.

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Former Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin and Former New York AG Robert Abrams Head Stroock Internal Investigations Unit

As the business, entertainment and political worlds continue to be rocked by revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct, Stroock has formed a special unit focused on helping organizations conduct internal investigations into alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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California Takes Critical First Steps Toward Rape Kit Reform

The Joyful Heart Foundation announced that California passed into law two important steps to reform the way the state addresses untested rape kits in law enforcement custody and to strengthen victim's rights, including access to information about the status of the kit.

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Haute Tease

  • Blondie and Garbage To Co-Headline Rage And Rapture Summer 2017 Tour (Music/Tix Links)

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    Blondie & Garbage announced their North American tour will kick off on July 5th in Saratoga, CA and wrap on August 12th in Dallas, TX. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour and Deap Vally for the second.

     
  • Ashland Oregon Day Trips Review - Stunning Beauty from Mountain to Sea

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    Ashland Oregon Day Trips, from author Barbara Tricarico, presents a beautiful collection of photographs that capture her home state in all its majesty and splendor as she travels from the golden coastline to the mountain peaks.

     
  • Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

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    Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon's surface, died Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio, after experiencing complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82.

     
  • Cottage and Bungalow - Perfect Luxurious Decor for the Summer Home

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    Cottage and Bungalow, the luxury home décor company, offers American made handcrafted coastal furniture, beach décor and accessories crafted from driftwood, seashells, and other types of luxury items are the perfect complement for any the summer home.

     
  • A Star Is Born Review – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Shine In this Modernized Remake

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    A Star is Born, from Warner Bros Pictures and Live Nation Entertainment, brings to the screen an unlikely story of love as mega rock star on a bender meets singer with the golden pipes in a drag bar.

     
  • Hostile Border Review - Sharp, Edgy, Courageous

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    Hostile Border, from Samuel Goldwyn, brings to the screen a sharp, edgy drama of contemporary life for a Mexican rancher and his Pocha daughter after her criminal life in the U.S. is busted and she is deported.

     
  • Corporate Review – French Thriller Captures Murky Ethics of Global Business World

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    Corporate, showcased at the recent French Film Festival, presents the universal story of Darwinian's corporate jungle, of cloudy corporate ethics and sacrifice of the employee is acceptable only if the trail doesn't lead back to the boardroom.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/ISIS/Syria/Turkey Update; Election 2016; Brie Larson

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    President Obama, speaking at the State Department, admitted his original estimation of the Islamic State was incorrect and even with a global coalition a greater enemy than previously thought, and as ISIS remains entrenched, he remains confident they will be destroyed.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama on ISIS; Iran Deal; Greece; Vietnam; Cyber Security; The Stones Exhibition

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    President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President François Hollande of France have remained committed to offering sound suggestions to assist Greece reached a conclusion that allows the beleaguered nation to remain in the Eurozone and manage its debt.

     
  • Z by Zevarra - The New Name in Plus Size Fashion

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    This has been a long time coming! A plus size brand that is actually worth wearing. It is known plus size women to have a hard time finding a brand that has the sex appeal they deserve. Z by Zevarra is not just a brand it’s a lifestyle. Every woman should exude confidence and be care free of fashion disasters!

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Putin; ISIL/Syria/Russia; Turkey; SC Flooding; Dem’s Debate; Pot Sales Brisk

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    President Obama and former ostracized Russian President Vladimir Putin have apparently put their differences behind them as the two have teamed together in the common purpose of riding Syria of Islamic State Fighters and Syria's political transition.

     
  • Belle Review - Powerful, Resonating, Beautiful

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    "Belle," from FOX Searchlight Pictures and Moneypenny Productions, brings to the screen the real life story of a Dido Elizabeth Belle, a woman ahead of her time fighting for equality, love, independence and freedom.

     
  • REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG, Delivers Championship Entertainment

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    REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG and Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Bob Zemeckis, brings to the screen a futuristic, fast action, emotional story of hope and triumph of the human spirit.   

     
  • The Square Review – Arab Spring and Egypt's Fight For Freedom and Democracy

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    “The Square,” the Oscar nominated documentary from Director Jehane Noujaim and Producer Karim Amer, offers a first person and front row seat to one of the most pivotal moments in modern history since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

     
  • Instinct de Guerre

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    L'augmentation des dépenses militaires mondiale ne serait-elle pas l'expression d'une peur sous-jacente portée par les bouleversements de la mondialisation ? A moins que l'humanité n'en reviennent à des réflexes de défense instinctifs qui renvoient aux heures sombres de l'Histoire.