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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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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

Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) at a Clinton campaign event at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, July 14, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clinton VP choice Tim Kaine a Democratic leader on Mideast issues

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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

Elior Azaria arriving to Jaffa Military Court, June 1, 2016. (Flash90)

Israeli soldier testifies commanders were ‘complacent’ in ignoring downed assailant he later shot

Sgt. Elor Azaria is on trial for manslaughter in the shooting of the supine Palestinian, who with another assailant had stabbed Israeli soldiers in Hebron.

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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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