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Suicide: Why Are Young Children Taking Their Own Life?

Dr Norman Blumenthal

In response to the fatal suicides of pre-adolescent children in recent months, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is refocusing attention on these tragic events with an aim to significantly reduce if not eliminate their recurrence. 

Forty five thousand people suicide each year in the US.

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Facebook Face Recognition Feature To Replace Tag Suggestions

Facebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition software to identify users’ friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they “tag” them.

Instead, it is replacing the feature, called “tag suggestions,” with its broader face recognition setting, which identifies people’s faces in photos for various uses, not just tagging.

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Biden Fundraises From Lobbyists Despite Pledge

Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary promising “from day one” to reject campaign cash from lobbyists.

“I work for you — not any industry,” he tweeted.

Yet hours after his April campaign kickoff, the former vice president went to a fundraiser at the home of a lobbying executive.

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Walmart To Stop Selling Handgun Ammunition

Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.

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Transportation Will Halt in E. Jerusalem Next Week Due to Strike

Due to failures in negotiations with the Transportation Ministry, which is accused of refusing to permit equal travel conditions for residents of East Jerusalem, including in regard to the state of the transport vehicles, infrastructure, and the implementation of new technologies as is customary in the rest of the State of Israel, a strike has been called.

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Chabad Opens New Center Kigali, Rwanda

One of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa, and now one of the safest too, Rwanda has of late become a popular tourist destination. Chabad’s opening in Kigali, the country’s capital city, following the recent opening of the Israeli embassy there, makes it even more attractive to visiting Israelis, and Jewish travelers.

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