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Jewish communities across the US are on heightened alert after the Texas standoff: ‘Is our community under attack again?’
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Jewish communities across the US are on heightened alert after the Texas standoff: ‘Is our community under attack again?’

Jewish communities across the United States once again find themselves on edge in the wake of another attack on worshippers at a synagogue, this time at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where a man interrupted Saturday’s Shabbat service and held four people hostage for hours. No hostages were killed and the suspect is dead,…MORE

The FBI is investigating the Texas hostage standoff as a ‘terrorism-related’ incident, the agency says
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The FBI is investigating the Texas hostage standoff as a ‘terrorism-related’ incident, the agency says

As investigators seek to learn more about the man killed after holding hostages at a synagogue over the weekend, the FBI on Monday is investigating the Colleyville, Texas, attack as “terrorism-related,” the agency said. Expressing its relief the hostages were not physically hurt and touting its focus on extremist threats to the Jewish community, the…MORE

13-year-old boy dies after presumed fentanyl exposure at his Connecticut school, police say

13-year-old boy dies after presumed fentanyl exposure at his Connecticut school, police say

A 13-year-old boy who was found unconscious after a presumed fentanyl exposure at his Hartford, Connecticut, school last week has died, police said. The boy died Saturday at approximately 5:35 p.m. Two other male students who were also taken to a nearby hospital on Thursday were later released, police said in a news release. The…MORE

Florida tornadoes destroy dozens of homes, leave 7,000 customers without power
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Florida tornadoes destroy dozens of homes, leave 7,000 customers without power

Two tornadoes struck southwest Florida Sunday morning, destroying at least 28 homes and damaging others in Lee County, while leaving about 7,000 houses there without power, officials said. At least 62 homes are currently “unlivable,” said Cecil Pendergrass, co-chairman of the county’s board of commissioners, at a news conference. The twister was an EF2 tornado…MORE

University of Michigan president fired for inappropriate relationship with university employee
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University of Michigan president fired for inappropriate relationship with university employee

The University of Michigan removed president Mark Schlissel from his position “effective immediately” following an anonymous complaint suggesting that he “may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee,” the university said Saturday. “After an investigation, we learned that Dr. Schlissel, over a period of years, used his University email account to…MORE

A man became trapped in a chimney while allegedly attempting to enter a Maryland home
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A man became trapped in a chimney while allegedly attempting to enter a Maryland home

A family in Silver Spring, Maryland, received an unfortunate surprise when they discovered a stranger was trapped inside their chimney while attempting to enter their home. The 24-year-old man was wedged inside the chimney for at least four hours before firefighters were able to rescue him, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said in an incident…MORE

A California city has been overtaken by birds. Lasers may be the solution to end it
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A California city has been overtaken by birds. Lasers may be the solution to end it

After dealing with thousands of crows roosting in downtown, Sunnyvale, California, for years, the city is taking a note from nearby Silicon Valley and going high-tech with lasers. Mayor Larry Klein told CNN crows have roosted in the downtown area for generations, but during the pandemic the numbers have grown. The birds have become a…MORE

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