February 2017

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New threats to US Jewish centers

(CNN)More bomb threats were called into Jewish community centers and day schools Monday, in at least 12 states, according to statements from the Anti-Defamation League and JCCA. Many affected institutions were declared clear and have returned to regular operations.The threats targeted JCCs in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,

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China considers paying couples to have a second child

After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand their families, the state-owned China Daily has reported. The idea

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Navy secretary nominee Philip Bilden withdraws

(CNN)President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Bilden and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday in statements. Both Bilden’s and Mattis’ statements said Bilden’s business interests created complications. He recently retired from a private equity investment management firm, according to a White House statement. “After

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Oscar winners 2017: the full list updated live

All the winners from the 89th Academy Awards, as theyre announced during the ceremony Best supporting actor WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Best makeup and hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek BeyondWINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster JenkinsOJ: Made in America 13th Best sound editing WINNER: Hacksaw

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The Salesman wins best foreign language Oscar

Protest vote against Donald Trumps travel ban suspected to be partly behind Iranian director Asghar Farhadis surprise victory Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has won the best foreign language Oscar in Los Angeles, for a second time, for domestic drama The Salesman. Farhadi, 44, did not attend the ceremony because he said that the conditions that