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How to stop the horrifying resurgence of anti-Semitism

Today, 81 years after Kristallnacht, Jews around the world find themselves in the most precarious position since the Holocaust, writes Moshe Kantor. Education, zero-tolerance for anti-Semitism and a common, internationally coordinated sense of purpose to confront this new rising tide will protect and save lives today.
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How an opener could have saved the Yankees from 2004 ALCS infamy
ARLINGTON, Texas — Between the constant debates this month over pitching strategies and the American League Championship Series nearly re-enacting the Yankees’ historic collapse to the Red Sox 16 years earlier, a thought popped into my head. Sixteen years later, I realized how the Yankees should have gone after the Red Sox in 2004 ALCS...
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Indiana police recruit fired for racist posts on neo-Nazi forum
A police recruit in Indiana was swiftly fired after an investigation revealed he participated in a neo-Nazi online chat forum, department officials said. Joseph Zacharek, who was hired in June but had no contact with the public, was fired Saturday, less than 24 hours after an investigation by the Lafayette Police Department found he made...
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Prince Harry and Prince William Have Five Months to Heal Rift, Author Says
The warring royal brothers must patch up their differences by a key March deadline or risk seeing them become permanent, the author of a new biography tells Newsweek.
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This Nigerian company wants to build an Uber-like logistics enterprise in Africa
Upended supply chains, clogged logistics and border closures are part of the new normal for trucking fleets all across Sub-Saharan Africa. CNN's Eleni Giokos caught up with Kobo360 CEO, Obi Ozor, to talk about technology's vital role in efficient operations, and his vision of being the first African logistics company on a global scale.
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Supreme Court to Hear Cases Tied To Trump's Polices On Mexico Border
One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the "Remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.
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Jets' Frank Gore takes aim at team's performance after blowout loss: 'Nobody's going to feel sorry for us'
Veteran running back Frank Gore is fed up with the New York Jets. 
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Teacher Calls 911 After Students Cry Out for Help When Intruder Breaks In during Remote Class
Jennifer Petersen said she saw fear on students' faces after a man broke into their home in Galt, California.
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Paris teacher beheading: Police investigating dozens who allegedly issued messages of support for suspect
France's interior minister said Monday that police operations are underway into dozens of people who allegedly issued messages of support for the attacker after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris.
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Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires
Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone.
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Safely and Sustainably Enjoy Brews at World's First Craft Beer Hotel
Companies around the world are shifting their focus to the green — not money — but sustainability. Beer is no different. Welcome to the world's first craft beer hotel created by the world's first carbon-negative brewery.
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Teacher calls 911 after man breaks into home while students are on Zoom
A stranger broke into a California home while two students were logged into Zoom for class, prompting their teacher to call 911, authorities said. Jennifer Petersen, who teaches German in the town of Galt, noticed something was amiss when two of her students didn’t immediately sign off when the virtual lesson ended on Thursday, news...
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Fans torn over color of Billie Eilish's shoes
American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish shared a video of her Nike sneakers, sparking a debate over whether or not they're white and pink, or white and mint green.
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LinkedIn co-founder: Business leaders need to speak up on the democratic process
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, says ensuring a calm and civil election is "expressing care for our country," and shouldn't be viewed as political.
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DL Hughley Shares Articles Critical of Ice Cube and Starts a Twitter Beef
"If you take him at his word, Ice Cube is attempting to do something very noble: He wants concrete political change for Black people in real time, in exchange for Black support at the polls in (checks watch) two weeks," the article shared by DL Hughley reads.
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Voter confusion rattles election officials in Pennsylvania near Monday’s deadline to register
The problems serve as a potentially troubling sign in a closely watched swing state.
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Massachusetts girl, 2, attacked by rabid raccoon: officials
A young Massachusetts girl was recently attacked by a rabid raccoon, according to local health officials in the Bay State. 
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The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on Gretchen Whitmer help explain his struggles with women and in Michigan
Lack of message discipline proving costly in the Wolverine State.
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Biden calls lid on campaign events until after debate with Trump
Back into the basement he goes. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is back at his Wilmington, Del., home and will not return to the campaign trail until after his face-off with President Trump at Thursday night’s debate. The former vice president landed down in his home state Sunday evening after campaigning in North Carolina, after...
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Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in Atlantic; expected to be at or near hurricane strength this week
The storm is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.       
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Lily James cancels ‘Graham Norton Show’ interview amid Dominic West drama
She's avoiding questioning.
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TSA screens 1 million passengers in a single day, marking busiest travel day since March
Prior to Oct. 18, TSA last recorded screening over 1 million travelers (1,257,823) on March 16.
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Why full evidence of the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer may never be known
Technology played a critical role in the planning and formulation of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, police say.       
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Nolte: NY Times Smears NY Post but Can't Deny Authenticity of Hunter Biden Emails
When it comes to the shady gathering of the truth for the public good, I refuse to play by two separate sets of rules. I refuse to live in a world where it's okay for the New York Times to make Trump's tax returns public but not okay to make Hunter Biden's business emails public.
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Tucson, Arizona Mayor 'Very Concerned' Trump's Rally Will Become a COVID 'Super Spreader' Event
Regina Romero said her city has "made too many sacrifices" to allow coronavirus infections to once again surge.
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New York Plastic Bag Ban—What You Need to Know
The ban on plastic bags in New York State can be enforced from today following a seven-month delay.
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More people flying? TSA hits screens 1 million daily passengers for first time since pandemic began
The TSA crossed a long-awaited threshold Sunday, screening 1 million passengers at airport checkpoints for the first time since March 17.      
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Mark Hamill Compares Biden to Luke Skywalker: 'The Force is Strong With Joe'
Trump's reelection campaign has long been likened to the Death Star so it seems the "Star Wars" actor is more than happy to compare Biden to the Jedi that destroyed it.
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Maryland voters can balance the budget process
The budget is a living demonstration of our values as a state, determining via funding how much we care about the vital components of civic life.
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'The next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,' expert says
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Why Tiffany & Co. is bringing its Blue Box Cafe to South Coast Plaza
The iconic jeweler says Orange County is a natural choice for its latest bistro, which will seat 38 guests: The South Coast Plaza store is its highest-volume store in the United States outside of New York.
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Meet Zoe Colletti, ‘Walking Dead’ Fan Turned ‘Fear’ Star
Colletti discusses her role as Dakota, Virginia's rebellious little sister, with Decider.
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Watch BT Sport's incredible tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's father ahead of UFC 254
BT Sport has released a touching teary-eyed tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's father, who died earlier this year.       Related StoriesWatch BT Sport's incredible tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's father ahead of UFC 254 - EnclosureVideo: UFC 254 'Countdown' for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin GaethjeVideo: UFC 254 'Countdown' for Jared Cannonier vs. Robert Whittaker 
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These are the top 10 Las Vegas casinos, according to readers
10Best asked its readers to vote for the top 10 casinos in Las Vegas, and these are the winners.       
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Pakistan reverses TikTok ban after 10 days
Pakistan's ban of TikTok has something in common with the videos posted on the app: It didn't very last long.
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Don't Expect to See a Live Audience Cheering for Contestants on 'The Voice Season' 19
The 19th season of "The Voice" premieres on NBC on October 20, 2020.
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The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires
Erin Hillman, a member of the Karuk Tribe, takes in the damage done to her home by the Slater fire in Happy Camp, California, on September 30, 2020. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images The state has yet to reckon with its colonial past and the environmental injustices it wrought. It is not hyperbolic to describe the 2020 fire season as historically catastrophic. Records for both the largest wildfire and the total number of acres burned in California have already been shattered this year, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis, and the past decade’s fire seasons have been demonstrably larger and more intense than the decade before it. The pictures of smoke choking the sun from San Francisco, of fires ripping through the exurban and suburban West are not an aberration; they’re the future. The causes of today’s wildfires are complex. There is no doubt that global climate change is changing the intensity, size, and duration of wildfires in California. But the fires have ties to the historical and social injustices done to Indigenous peoples — genocide, slavery, the destroying of cultural rites — which have led to the mismanagement and overdevelopment of California lands. Now, in such a dire fire season, the state has invested new resources into Indigenous fire management techniques, like controlled burning. But this begs the question: How do Indigenous peoples in California feel about being asked to use their cultural practices to help a state that has largely sought to erase them? The Indigenous scholars I talked to stressed that their communities have always burned as part of their culture — and yet many are still not in control of their own lands because of California’s long history of colonialism. The way forward, many say, is not just for the state to incorporate Indigenous practices but to understand their importance in the culture and reckon with this history. When Indigenous peoples were stripped of their land, they were stripped of their cultural practices With wildfires out of control around the world, there has been much discussion about Indigenous fire practices in recent years. A recent executive order signed by California governor Gavin Newsom included the use of prescribed or controlled burning — planned fires for forest restoration — as a strategy to conserve land in the fight against climate change. Cal Fire and the Forest Service also signed a pact earlier this year to increase the use of controlled burning, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. But tribes like the Karuk in Northern California have been pushing for the state to incorporate these practices — as well as tree thinning, native seed restoration, and others — for years. The US government’s historically aggressive response to extinguishing wildfires has led to overgrown forests and debris, which has made wildfires worse. Indigenous fire practices would help both to mend and prevent such devastation. Traditionally, the role of prescribed burning has been to balance the ecosystem. “We utilized the resources of our lands...things like fire to help produce more trees, to cut down the amount of brush, so you wouldn’t have these massive fires that you see today,” said Charles Sepulveda (Tongva/Acjachemen), assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of Utah. All this changed with colonization. The establishment of Southern California as a Spanish colony in 1769 presaged not only discrimination toward Indigenous fire practices, Sepulveda said, but genocide and slavery. “California Indians were enslaved under the mission system,” he said, “think about it in those terms — you don’t have the independence to produce the things that were important to your culture and your society.” In this system, the ability of California’s Indigenous peoples to maintain traditional knowledge was also largely destroyed. “During this time, there are increased mortality rates...so the people responsible for a lot of those things within tribal communities, tribal nations were no longer able to practice their ways of life,” Sepulveda said. While the Spanish mission system did not extend throughout the entirety of California, the realities of genocide and slavery are constant in the histories of California’s Indigenous peoples. As Cutcha Risling Baldy (Hoopa Valley/Yurok/Karuk), associate professor and department chair of Native American studies at Humboldt State University, explains, many Native nations were faced with complete devastation in the wake of the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. In particular, two laws — the 1850 Act for the Government and Protection of Indians and the California Volunteer Act — sought to effectively legalize the bounty of Native peoples and enslave those who survived, including children. Over 20,000 Indigenous peoples were enslaved during California’s first years as a state. “People are fighting for their lives during this period of time, and then they’re also having to worry about the laws being passed to prevent them from going off the reservation, from utilizing land in certain ways,” said Risling Baldy. Nearly 200 years later, these laws still matter deeply to Native communities in Northern California. “There’s actually a lot of people in California today that trace their land rights...back to the Gold Rush,” said Risling Baldy. “They have deeds from their families that are from 1849.” California needs to reckon with its history The extent to which California has reckoned with its history has so far largely been symbolic. While Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized in 2019, the executive action taken so far has been to establish a state-level Truth and Healing Council between tribal, state, and local leaders.For many Indigenous communities, the idea of truth and healing is complex. Many Native communities remain effectively disenfranchised from their own homelands, leaving many seeking restitution or reparations for basic access to the land and the resources on it. This lack of access also plays into structural issues that Indigenous peoples face across the country, including high rates of poverty, health care inequality, and intergenerational trauma. Almost all of the Indigenous experts I talked to noted that Indigenous fire practices grow out of larger ideas about a reciprocal relationship with the environment — a relationship that is innately tied to their health and wellbeing. In many ways, this philosophy is antithetical to the historical memory that is the American West. The idea that we might listen to the environs around us, and that the plants and animals might ask something of us, is conflicting at best, heretical at worst. So if California wants to incorporate Indigenous fire practices, then that means grappling with the history of its Indigenous people. Indigenous communities can also facilitate a conversation about how fire practices can be a part of a larger cultural shift that values Indigenous lands and peoples. For example, unrecognized tribes in Oakland have instituted a volunteer land tax for local residents and businesses to pay as a show of thanks for being hosted on their homelands, money that goes to replenishing the land with fruit and vegetation. Federally recognized tribes, meanwhile, can ask to have their land put into trust, which would essentially put it under tribal jurisdiction. As for California, the most actionable step the state can take is to facilitate a return of the land. “If you want to support Indigenous knowledges, cultural burning, moving towards Indigenous sciences,” said Risling Baldy, “you also have to support land return; you also have to support our sovereignty over our lands.” Rory Taylor is a Ckiri/Chahta journalist covering Indigenous politics, policy, and culture. He currently lives on the territory of Ngāti Whātua Orākei in Tāmaki Makaurau, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Indigenous studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau. 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51-year-old mother carries daughter's baby as surrogate
After experiencing fertility issues, Breanna Lockwood decided to consider surrogacy. Her mother, Julie Loving, had been pushing the idea - and volunteered to carry Lockwood's baby. Now, the 51-year-old grandmother-to-be is giving her daughter an amazing gift by acting as her gestational surrogate.
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Trial to begin on Virginia governor’s plan to remove Robert E. Lee statue
A trial is scheduled to begin in Virginia on Monday in a lawsuit by a group of residents seeking to prevent Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam from removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Richmond residents filed the suit after the governor ordered the removal of the 21-foot bronze equestrian sculpture on historic...
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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Trump immigration policies
The Supreme Court will likely hear the two cases in 2021, though a change in presidential administrations could render the disputes moot.
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Manchester City star criticized for putting his hand on female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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Manchester City star Sergio Aguero widely criticized for putting his hand on the shoulder of a female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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Manchester City star Sergio Aguero widely criticized for putting his hand on the shoulder of a female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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World Series history: Dodgers are looking for title No. 7, while the Rays hope for their first
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet in the 2020 World Series.
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Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors
As schools and offices open up, here's what building managers should do to reduce SARS-CoV-2 particles in the air we breathe       
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Steph Curry praises ‘beautiful’ wife Ayesha after blonde hair reveal
No one is a bigger fan of Ayesha Curry's lighter locks than husband Steph.
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China's economy is the envy of the world
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Bruce Willis reprises iconic role for commercial
Star actor Bruce Willis reprised his role as John McLane from Die Hard for a car battery commercial.
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