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Vishnitz & Belz To Reach A Compromise Pertaining To Lineup On Agudas Yisroel List

The matter of the order on the Agudas Yisrael list of the combined Yahadut Hatorah list in the upcoming election remains a point of controversy, as Belz insists it should be ahead of Vishnitz for two reasons; (1) Belz is a significantly larger chassidus and (2) Yisrael Eichler is a Knesset veteran as opposed to Yanki Tessler, the Vishnitz candidate, who has never served in Knesset.

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Woman Rescued AFTER THREE DAYS In New York City Elevator

A woman stuck for three days and nights in the private elevator of a Manhattan townhouse owned by a billionaire investment banker was rescued, police said.

The 53-year-old woman, who worked for the family of the banker as a housekeeping employee, was dehydrated but in stable condition at Weill Cornell Medical Center, they said..

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Feds Tackle Opioid Epidemic, But Is It Helping?

President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided targeted grants for treatment, recovery and prevention and made numerous policy changes to help people struggling with addiction get access to services.

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Big Donors On The Sidelines In Early Days Of 2020 Primary

The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks.

With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers.

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Treasury Lifts Sanctions Against 3 Russian Companies

The Treasury Department on Sunday announced it was lifting sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The move comes despite an effort in Congress to block the action with many lawmakers concerned that the Trump administration is not being tough enough on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies.

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BROKAW MADNESS: Blasted For Comments On Hispanics, Apology

NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he “feels terrible” that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.”

The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall.

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Trump Rollbacks For Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.

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Trump Sets Odds Of Reaching Deal On Wall At Less Than 50-50

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.”

As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept.

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