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In Democratic race for Illinois governor, the two top candidates are Jewish. The similarity ends there.

In Democratic race for Illinois governor, the two top candidates are Jewish. The similarity ends there.

Both J.B. Pritzker and Daniel Biss appear to have a good chance to topple the incumbent Republican in the fall.

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United States

NRA chief singles out George Soros and Michael Bloomberg as ‘socialists’

Wayne LaPierre, speaking at a conservative conference, accused deep-pocketed gun control proponents of planning to "eliminate all our freedoms."

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Life & Culture

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Mandy Patinkin: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame better than a bar mitzvah

The "Homeland" star said he did not know who he would be without his very Jewish character Saul Berenson.

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World

A soaring number of Sephardic Jews acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2017

The tally is six times higher than for 2016, when a new law hit bureaucratic snags amid political changes.

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