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    Mike Pence, Missouri governor clean up vandalized Jewish cemetery

    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday strongly condemned a recent spate of anti-Semitism before visiting a vandalized cemetery outside of St. Louis. Alongside Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, Pence stopped by Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery in University City — where a vandal or vandals toppled and damaged more than 100 headstones in the past week. Pence’s boss, President Donald Trump, was criticized for not speaking out sooner against anti-Semitism, but on Tuesday the President called bomb threats at 48 […]

  • Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH

    7 Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star

    WASHINGTON — Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surfaces and potentially support life. […]

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    Huge stakes for Trump immigration do-over

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is preparing to seize on a second chance to make a first impression with the release this week of a new executive order temporarily halting travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism. The order will form the second thrust of a new administration push to significantly overhaul the shape of the American immigration system, following the release of new memos Tuesday empowering state and local authorities to enforce […]

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    Department of Homeland Security releases strict new immigration guidelines

    WASHINGTON  — The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday officially laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported. The department released guidance memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued to heads of key agencies, which describe how the government plans to implement two executive orders President Donald Trump signed last month on border security and interior enforcement. The memos, which were obtained […]

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    Your UPS driver may come with a drone

    WASHINGTON — UPS drivers could one day have drones as their wingmen to make deliveries even faster. The delivery giant tested drone delivery Monday in Florida, offering a reminder of UPS’ interest in using new technologies to improve deliveries. UPS used a new electric delivery truck with a drone launchpad atop it. Inside the truck, a driver loads a package into the drone’s cargo bin. Then a section of the truck’s roof slides backwards, so that the drone can take […]

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    Supreme Court hearing case of Mexican teen killed by U.S. border agent

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the case of a 15-year-old Mexican national who was shot to death in 2010 as he cowered behind a pillar in Mexico, by a US Border Patrol agent standing on American soil. The family of Sergio Hernandez is seeking to sue the border official for their son’s death. They say the agent violated Hernandez’s constitutional rights. The violent shooting was caught on cell phone video and sparked outrage because fact […]

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    Anne Frank Center says Trump’s anti-Semitism remarks ‘too little, too late’

    Washington, DC — In a response to President Trump’s statements on anti-Semitism today the Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect’s Executive Director, Steven Goldstein, put out a strongly worded statement on Facebook that said, “The President’s sudden acknowledgment of Anti-Semitism is a band-aid on the cancer of anti-Semitism that has infected his own administration.” Goldstein said that the President is “too little, too late” in his response. After growing calls from Democrats and Jewish leaders urging President Donald Trump to comment on […]

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    You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook

    LONDON — Forget about likes and shares. You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook. The money transfer startup TransferWise has launched a new chatbot that enables Facebook users to move funds abroad using the social platform’s Messenger service. The bot can be used to move money between the U.S., Canada, Australia and the European Union. It will also notify users via an alert when their regularly used currencies hit favorable rates. Facebook users were previously able to transfer money […]

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    ‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy says he’s battling dementia

    NEW YORK — David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia. The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting both his grandfather and his mother. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he said to People, regarding the disease. Cassidy said he would step back from touring. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any […]

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    4 Americans killed after plane crashes into shopping center in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia — A small chartered plane with five people aboard crashed into a shopping center shortly after takeoff from Melbourne’s Essendon airport Tuesday morning, Australian police said. All five people on board were killed in the crash, according to a police statement. The four passengers were from the United States, while the pilot was Australian. Texan Greg Reynolds De Haven, 70, was among the passengers killed — his sister Denelle Wicht told CNN De Haven had been going on […]