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Israeli Leader Heads To China With Economic Agenda

FILE - The flag of Israel is raised in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Israel’s prime minister is heading to China next week for meetings with political and business leaders.
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Pentagon: North Korea Could Reach U.S. With Nuclear Arms

FILE - Three North Korean aircrafts fly during a military ceremony attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (not seen) in this still image taken from video footage released on April 25, 2013, by the North's state-run television KRT. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV. Reuters

North Korea’s continuing development of nuclear technology and long-range ballistic missiles will move it closer to its stated goal of being able to hit the United States with an atomic weapon, a new Pentagon report to Congress said on Thursday.
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Boeing Plans To Build World's Longest-Range Passenger Jet



Boeing has shown airlines a blueprint for the world’s longest-range passenger jet, adding spice to a long-awaited revamp of its 777 wide-body jet, people familiar with the matter said.
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2 Associates Of City Comptroller John Liu Convicted

Jia Hou,25, the campaign treasurer for City Comptroller John Liu leaves Federal Court with lawyer Martin Adelman on Feb. 28, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: DNAinfo/Paul Lomax)

Two former associates of a candidate seeking to become the city’s first Asian-American mayor were convicted Thursday in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds.
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At 107 Oldest Concentration Camp Survivor, Dies

(FILE) A 2007 file picture of Austria's oldest survivor of Nazi concentration camps, 102 year-old Leopold Engleitner, in Linz, Austria. Reports on 02 May 2013 state that Leopold Engleitner, the oldest known male survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, has died at the age of 107, the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance announced. The conscientious objector spent four years in the German concentrations camps of Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrueck. Engleitner was born in the province of Salzburg in 1905 and worked as a farmhand.  EPA/BEATE RAMMERSTORFER

An Austrian organization that tracks the fate of Nazi concentration camp inmates says that one of the oldest known survivors has died aged 107.

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Palestinian Family Says Son Who Stabbed Israeli Settler 'Did His Duty'

 The son of the Jewish settler Eviatar Borovsky touches the body of his father during his funeral at the village of Kfar Hasidim, near Haifa, Israel, 30 April 2013. Borovsky was allegedly stabbed to death by a Palestinian Fatah operative from a village near Tulkarem earlier on 30 April at the Tapauch Junction in the northern West Bank. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Ali Zaghal read the mysterious text message early on Tuesday morning with dread: “Forgive me, brother.”
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Orthodox Teen Who Lobbied For Gun Control Says Disappointed At Defeat

Sami Rahamim, center, and St. Paul, Minn., Chief of Police Thomas Smith, right, listen during a Regional Gun Summit news conference Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Minneapolis. Rahamim's father was among six people shot and killed in September 2012 by an employee who had just been fired at a business his father owned in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A St. Louis Park teenager who began lobbying for tighter gun controls after his father was killed in a workplace shooting says he’s disappointed that nothing will change this year in the Legislature.
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Peres: Israel Has A True Friend In The Vatican

Pope Francis talking to Israeli President Shimon Peres at the end of a private audience at the Vatican, 30 April 2013. EPA/KOBI GIDEON / ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

President Shimon Peres returned to Israel on Thursday afternoon from an official visit in Italy, where he met with the Italian president and the prime minister in Rome, and with Pope Francis in the Vatican.
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Artist Creates Installation With Lobster Rope

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at press conference to celebrate the newly installed Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger at Madison Square Park.<br />
MAy 1, 2013. (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

A New York City artist has lassoed a small public park, creating a whimsical landscape of bright red, yellow and blue enclosures out of recycled lobster rope for visitors to explore.

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6 Things To Ask Before Going On Summer Vacation



It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning - and some insider tips - can save you a lot of money. Whether you’re booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions you should ask first.
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2-Year-Old Dies After Falling 5 Stories In Kiryat Sefer

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Two-year-old Rafoal Bari o"h fell out of the window of a five story apartment building in Modi’in Ilit, United Hatzola of Israel worked on the child for 25 minutes but the infant succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem on Wednesday.
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Classmates Of Boston Bombing Suspect Detained

Boston police officers patrol down Boylston Street near the scene of multiple explosions near the end of the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Eisen

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation of last month’s deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Police Department and a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday.
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Report: Apple Selling Record Amount In Bonds

FILE - A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. Reuters

Apple Inc. is selling $17 billion in bonds on Tuesday, according to a published report. That would make it the largest corporate bond issue ever.
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Artist Replaces Paintbrush With Jet Engine Thrust

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt poses for photo with one of her paintings in front of Learjet Tuesday, April 30, 2013 on the West Palm Beach, Fla. airport tarmac. Princess Tarinan von Anhalt's creative process involves hurling paint into a Learjet engine, splattering the colors onto a canvas to create the abstract designs for which she has become known. Tuesday's demonstration is part of an event by a private jet services company and an art group to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Learjet. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

The hurricane-force thrust from a jet engine pushes Tarinan von Anhalt into the air as she splatters an array of colors into the wind and onto a blank canvas to create the abstract designs she has become known for.
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AP: Russia Had Elder Boston Suspect Under Surveillance

In this undated photo provided by the Dagestani branch of the Federal Security Service William Plotnikov, right, poses for a photo. Security officials suspected ties between elder Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Canadian, an ethnic Russian named William Plotnikov, who had joined the Islamic insurgency in the region. Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dagestani branch of the Federal Security Service via NewsTeam)

Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.
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Israel Calls Up Army Reservists For Drill In The North

 Israeli Border Police fire tear gas at Palestinian villagers during clashes with Jewish settlers in Oref village near Nablus City 30 April 2013. Reports state that the clashes occured after an Israeli settler was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man.  Israeli media reported that the Palestinian attacker took the settlers' weapon and began firing at a nearby Israeli border guard force, who returned fire, wounding the attacker.  EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

Israel’s military said on Tuesday it had called up hundreds of reservists for a drill in northern Israel where tensions are high with neighbors Syria and Lebanon, but a military spokesman said there was no change in the overall security situation.
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Palestinian Kills Israeli Settler In Terror Attack

Israeli security forces are seen at Tapuach junction near the West Bank city of Nablus, at the scene of an attack April 30, 2013. A Palestinian man stabbed and shot dead an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli ambulance service and police said. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

A Palestinian man stabbed and shot dead an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli ambulance service and police said.

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Facing Probe, Con Ed Execs Return Sandy Bonuses

FILE - Workers clean up leaves outside the Con Edison Power Plant which was severely damaged in storms from last night’s Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Four top Con Edison executives have returned $614,400 in bonuses after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for an investigation into why they were rewarded following what he has called woeful performance by utilities during Superstorm Sandy.
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Search For Human Remains At 9/11 Plane Debris Site

Members of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confer near a building in Lower Manhattan Monday, April 29, 2013, near the place where a rusted metal part from the wing of a Boeing 767 was found wedged between a mosque and an apartment building on Friday, April 26. Investigators initially thought it was part of the landing gear, because both pieces have similar hydraulics. Authorities believe the aircraft part is from one of the two hijacked planes used in the Sept. 11 attacks on the nearby World Trade Center. The medical examiner's office said Monday it is preparing the site and plans to begin sifting for human remains in the area on Tuesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The New York City medical examiner’s office says its workers are now sifting soil for possible human remains at a site near the World Trade Center where a plane part was found last week.
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Two Brooklyn Shoppers Wounded as Gunman Shoots Through Front Glass of Pretty Girl Store


One of two shooting victims is treated outside store in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Two people were shot as they shopped in a Brooklyn clothing store on Wednesday, cops and witnesses said.

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PayPal Hits Offline Milestone, But Wal-Mart Holds Out



PayPal hit a new milestone on Tuesday in its quest to be accepted in millions of physical stores, however, the payment division of eBay Inc has yet to persuade Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retailer, to sign up.
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Poll: UK Jews Believe BBC Is Biased Against Israel

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A poll released this week by Jewish News One, an independent non-profit international Jewish news network, says that four out of five UK Jews believe the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is biased against the State of Israel.
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Arabs Soften Stance On Israel's Final Borders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (4th R) and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani (4th L) speak to the media following a meeting with members of the Arab League at Blair House in Washington April 29, 2013. With them are (L-R) Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A-Jubeir, Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa, Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamel Amr.     REUTERS/Jason Reed

Arab countries are endorsing a Mideast peace plan that allow for “minor” shifts in Israel’s 1967 border, moving them closer to President Barack Obama’s two-state vision.
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FBI Visits Home Of Wife Of Dead Bombing Suspect

In this Sunday, April 21, 2013 photo, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, center, wife of killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, exits a car at the home of her parents in North Kingstown, R.I. At left is her father, Warren Russell. (AP Photo/Katie Zezima)

FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.
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Israel Evicts Palestinian Villagers For Army Exercise

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch as Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise at the Palmachim air force base near Tel Aviv April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank on Monday after the army declared the area a live-fire training zone.
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