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ADDS CONTEXT ABOUT ANTI-SEMITIC EVENTS IN NEW YORK AND THE SURROUNDING SUBURBS - In this Dec. 30, 2019, photo, Jewish girls walk to a bus in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York, for a trip to Monsey, N.Y. Monsey Trails commuter bus company offers daily service between Monsey, N.Y., and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The expansion of Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City's suburbs has led to sparring over new housing development and flare-ups of rhetoric that some say is cloaked anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 02, 2020 - 8:15 pm
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — For years, ultra-Orthodox Jewish families priced out of increasingly expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods have been turning to the suburbs, where they have taken advantage of open space and cheaper housing to establish modern-day versions of the European shtetls where their...
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Nicky Cohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann who was critically injured in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration, speaks to reporters in front of her home in New City, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Cohen told reporters she hopes her father regains consciousness and finds a changed world while making an emotional plea to end hatred and anti-Semitism. Her 72-year-old father has been unconscious since he was wounded Saturday in a machete attack at a rabbi's home in Monsey, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 02, 2020 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of a man gravely wounded in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City made an emotional plea Thursday to end hatred and anti-Semitism, saying she hopes her father regains consciousness “to a changed world.” “We want our kids to go to school and feel...
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The Shriners Hospitals for Children float rides the 131st Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The theme of this year's parade is "The Power of Hope." (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 01, 2020 - 4:06 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from...
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Activists of various nationalist parties carry torches and a portrait of Stepan Bandera during a rally in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The rally was organized to mark the birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, founder of a rebel army that fought against the Soviet regime and who was assassinated in Germany in 1959. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
January 01, 2020 - 2:21 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian far-right supporters have held a torchlight procession in the capital to mark the birthday of a nationalist leader who sided with the Nazis during part of World War II. The Wednesday march in Kyiv by about 1,000 far-right supporters commemorated the 111th birthday of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a shopping district is decorated for the holidays in Santa Clarita, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for December. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 31, 2019 - 10:34 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence slipped ever so slightly in December, as expectations fell about economic growth over the next six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index edged down to 126.5 from November's reading of 126.8. Americans felt largely...
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December 31, 2019 - 8:35 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. Officers carried out a search warrant Tuesday morning and found money, a...
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People raise their cellphones lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 31, 2019 - 8:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — New Year's revelers and pro-democracy protesters were flocking to sites across Hong Kong on Tuesday to see out 2019. The semi-autonomous Chinese city has toned down the usually raucous celebrations this year amid continuing demonstrations that began in June in opposition to...
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets people in the crowd after lighting a menorah during the Chanukah on Ice celebration at the Brenton Skating Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 12:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — Many of the Democratic candidates looking to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are spending the last day of 2019 ringing in the new year with would-be supporters. Elizabeth Warren is marking her anniversary of forming a presidential exploratory committee with a speech at Boston's...
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This photo provided by Allyson Cole shows Kaitlyn Kong at the First Night Raleigh celebration in Raleigh, N.C., on Dec. 31, 2018. Kong suffered a gunshot wound after someone fired a gun into the air to celebrate the new year. Although rare, people being shot by celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve and other holidays like the Fourth of July does happen, prompting law enforcement authorities to caution people that bullets fired into the air can endanger people's lives. (Allyson Cole via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 6:03 am
Kaitlyn Kong thought she had been punched hard in the abdomen as she stood among thousands of people in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new year arrived a year ago. Her best friend, standing next to her, thought Kong had been stabbed as blood poured from a wound. It wasn't until Kong...
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Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Ramapo, N.Y. Thomas is accused of stabbing multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in the Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)
December 30, 2019 - 2:53 am
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred...
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