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Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z becomes hip-hop’s first billionaire

Jay-Z is officially hip hop's first billionaire, Forbes declared Monday, founding his kingdom on entertainment but also reaping earnings from liquor, art and real estate.

Mueller Quits, Denies Probe Cleared Trump, Hands Baton to Congress

Robert Mueller said Wednesday his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he lacked the power to charge a sitting president -- passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment.

Kushner Heads To Mideast To Press U.S. Peace Plan

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is heading to the Middle East, the White House said Tuesday, signalling a fresh push on a long promised but yet to be delivered peace plan for the region.

China Fires Back At US With Tariff Hike On Goods Worth $60 Billion

China said Monday it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods from June 1, in retaliation for the latest round of US tariff hikes and Washington's plans to target almost all Chinese imports.

Biden Visits Southern California for Fundraisers; Makes Taco Run with Garcetti

Former Vice President Joe Biden brought his fledgling presidential campaign to the Southland Wednesday for a pair of fundraisers, while also greeting residents and sitting down for tacos in the Pico-Union area with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Trump Walks Out On Democrats In Fury Over Russia Probe

President Donald Trump abruptly shut down a White House meeting with Democratic leaders Wednesday to vent his fury over ongoing probes into his links to Russia.

McDonald’s Hit With Sexual Harassment Claims

McDonald's workers filed dozens of  new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant, advocates said Tuesday, escalating a years-long battle for unionization in the US and stronger worker protections. 

U.S. Does “Not Seek A War With Iran” Says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Tuesday said his country is not seeking war with Iran, despite a spike in tensions that has seen the Pentagon dispatch nuclear-capable bombers to the region.

China Fires Back At US With Tariff Hike On Goods Worth $60 Billion

China said Monday it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods from June 1, in retaliation for the latest round of US tariff hikes and Washington's plans to target almost all Chinese imports.

Biden Visits Southern California for Fundraisers; Makes Taco Run with Garcetti

Former Vice President Joe Biden brought his fledgling presidential campaign to the Southland Wednesday for a pair of fundraisers, while also greeting residents and sitting down for tacos in the Pico-Union area with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Trump Plays Hardball With China Ahead Of Key Talks

President Donald Trump decided to play hardball with Beijing ahead of a key round of negotiations this week, threatening to impose tariffs on all of the $550 billion in Chinese goods imports.

Prince Harry ‘Over The Moon’ As Meghan Gives Birth To A Boy

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, her "over the moon" husband Prince Harry revealed to the world on Monday in a low-key announcement intended to protect their privacy.

ADL Data Shows Alarming Increase in Anti-Semitism

American Jews experienced near-historic levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, including a doubling of anti-Semitic assaults and the single deadliest attack in U.S. history, according to data released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.

Biden Surges in 2020 Democratic Presidential Polls

Joe Biden has taken a commanding lead in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race, polls showed Tuesday, boosting the former US vice president's standing as he began campaigning in early-voting Iowa.

Former VP Biden Announces 2020 White House Run

Former vice president and Democratic elder statesman Joe Biden launched his third White House bid Thursday, becoming the frontrunner in a crowded field and painting incumbent Donald Trump as a "threat" to America.
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