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Rising tensions in the West Bank following deadly “Day of Rage”

July 22, 2017, 7:18 AM| Tensions are high in the Middle East where Israel has sent additional troops to the West Bank following Friday’s “Day of Rage.” At least six people were killed in clashes centered around increased security measures at a site sacred to Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem. Jane Ferguson reports. Source: CBS News – World

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Six people killed Friday in Israel and West Bank amid Jerusalem unrest

July 21, 2017, 6:40 PM| At least six people — three Israelis and three Palestinians — were killed Friday in Israel and the West Bank. Anger boiled over when the Israeli government tightened security at one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. Source: CBS News – World

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3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM — Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement. After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis, the head of Israel’s rescue service said. An Israeli news site said those killed were two men and a woman who were having dinner…

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CliffsNotes From the Procrastination Research Conference

It is a conference built on the idea that precisely because procrastination is problematic for so many people, it is worthy of serious investigation. Throughout the morning, Dr. Ferrari’s wife, Sharon, stood by the registration table, prepared to morph from greeter to guard if anyone tried to violate one of the meeting’s core rules: “There’s no day-of registration,” she said. Here is what we learned about who procrastinates, where they procrastinate and how to halt the loop of perpetual delay. Photo The 60 or so attendees at this year’s conference…

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At Least 2 Palestinians Are Killed Amid Jerusalem Protests

As tension built, the Israeli cabinet met into the night on Thursday. Ministers decided to leave the metal detectors in place, despite recommendations to remove them by the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, and other security organizations. “Israel is committed to preserving the status quo at the Temple Mount and the freedom of access to the holy places,” Israeli officials said in a statement after the cabinet meeting, adding: “The cabinet has authorized the Israel police to take any decision to ensure the freedom of access to the holy…

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CIA chief: Russia loves to “stick it to America”

ASPEN, Colo. — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to “stick it to America.” He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia relationship as “complicated.” “I think they find anyplace that they can make our lives more difficult, I think they find that’s something that’s useful,” he said Pompeo also said he has seen only minimal evidence that Russia has pursued a serious strategy against…

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Donald Trump, AlphaBay, Linkin Park: Your Friday Briefing

Senate Republican leaders are determined to begin debating health care next week, although they’re unable to agree on which bill to adopt. The confusion has contributed to a cruel summer for the party, our congressional correspondent writes. Continue reading the main story • A hint of hope in Syria. Israel has been sending supplies and treating thousands of civilians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.” • O. J. Simpson wins parole. The former football star is to be released in October after spending…

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The Latest: Group says 10 prominent Palestinians detained

JERUSALEM –  The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local): 9:15 a.m. An advocacy group says Israeli police have detained 10 prominent Palestinian activists in Jerusalem, including the leader of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement in the city. The Palestinian Prisoners Club says the city’s Fatah chief, Hatem Abdel Khader, was among those detained. Israeli police were not available for comment. The detentions came ahead of expected Palestinian mass protests over Israel’s decision to install metal detectors at a contested holy site in Jerusalem. Muslim leaders have urged…

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Europe Edition: Poland, ‘Brexit,’ O.J. Simpson: Your Friday Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • Germany’s relations with Turkey took another turn for the worse over the persecution of human rights activists, including a German citizen, who had been arrested at a digital security workshop this month. Berlin told its citizens to exercise caution when traveling to Turkey and threatened to scale back economic cooperation. Germany is home to Turkey’s largest diaspora and Turkey’s top export destination. Turkey’s foreign minister said Germany’s rhetoric was not “worthy of a serious country.” _____ Photo Credit Doug Mills/The…

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Senate, O.J. Simpson, Linkin Park: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

The president made those comments in an exclusive interview with The Times. Read excerpts here. We have audio clips of the interview and commentary from our reporters in today’s episode of our podcast “The Daily.” Continue reading the main story In other White House news, banking regulators are reviewing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans made to Mr. Trump’s businesses through Deutsche Bank’s private wealth management unit. _____ Photo Credit Dominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 3. The largest online black market, known as AlphaBay, was shut down after…

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