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How Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the ‘Jewish mother’ of Congress, rose and fell

How Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the ‘Jewish mother’ of Congress, rose and fell

Wasserman Schultz was a rising Jewish star in her party, until she led it.

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Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros playing in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park in San Diego, July 10, 2016. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Highly touted baseball prospect Alex Bregman to make MLB debut for Astros

Bernie Sanders at a news conference regarding genetically engineered food labeling in Washington, D.C., July 6, 2016. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

5 things to expect from Bernie Sanders’ speech at the Democratic convention

A film crew preparing to record at the former concentration camp known as the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, on July 12, 2016. (JTA/Cnaan Liphshiz)

This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue

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United States

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to delegates of the party's convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 6, 2012.  (DNC via Flickr )

Debbie Wasserman Schultz at last minute drops out of Democratic convention

The party's leader nixed a speaking role after her home-state delegation met her at the daily delegates' breakfast with a mixture of cheers and boos.

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Israel & Middle East

An Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system battery in the Tel Aviv area, Nov. 16, 2012. (Alon Besson/Ministry of Defence/Flash90)

Israel says it’s ready to sign 10-year security assistance deal soon with US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had walked back earlier comments saying he was willing to wait until a change in the U.S. administration to take place in January.

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Dutch magnate says family was ‘heartless’ in treatment of Nazi-era Jews

His family's C&A department stores reportedly did make some restitution after World War II, but the story of its actions during the war remained buried.

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These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

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Life & Culture


Gideon Grossman says he gets a rush from busking in front of strangers. (Screenshot from YouTube)


This Jewish drummer, 24, is busking up the California coast to stomp out Crohn’s disease

Gideon Grossman, a former New Jersey day school student, wants to raise $10,000 for research into a cure for the inflammatory bowel disease found in high rates of Ashkenazi Jews.

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