From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

Belize-born, Brooklyn-raised, rap artist known as SHYNE is in Israel, and as we’ve reported here on Israel National News, he has adopted a Hebrew name, Moshe Levy, and a very Jewish traditional look. During the past few months Levy has been learning Torah and reaching out to Jewish young boys and girls who need support […]

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H&R Block loses tax refund loan banking partner

SymbolPriceChangeHRB11.80-0.89JTX2.30+0.53{“s” : “hrb,jtx”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of HR Block Inc. customers who relied on short-term loans backed by their expected tax refunds will not have that option this year, since Block’s banking partner was forced by federal regulators to stop offering the loans. It’s a blow to […]

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That Santa feeling hasn’t quite left shoppers yet

A shopper at the Brea Mall in Brea, Calif., carries bags full of packages Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. So far, it’s been the best holiday season for retailers since 2007, which was a record year. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Michael Goulding) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the […]

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Oil hovers near $91 as traders eye US economy

SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices hovered near $91 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as investors looked to U.S. economic indicators for evidence to justify the recent crude rally. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 4 cents to $91.04 a barrel midday Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell […]

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Strawberry Genomes Forever at Weizmann Institute

An international team including Weizmann Institute researchers has produced the full genome of a wild strawberry plant, paving the way for tastier berries. A genome is the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information. Two Weizmann scientists, Drs. Asaf Aharoni and Avital Adato, were part of team of 74 researchers from 38 research institutes who published […]

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Storm strands buses, planes, trains on East Coast

Kevin Fagan, from San Francisco, talks on his phone while an airplane sits motionless on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. Fagan was trying to get to Berlin, Germany when the blizzard hit and was forced to sleep in the airport. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK […]

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Winter storm could strand air passengers for days

SymbolPriceChangeLCC9.900.00{“s” : “lcc”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} An East Coast blizzard that has forced more than 5,000 flight cancelations will leave many travelers stranded through the end of the week. Runways were expected to reopen this evening at several major airports in the Northeast. Still, hundreds of thousands of passengers missed flights Sunday […]

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Get a 1-year Ad-Aware Pro license for free

A one-year Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security License normally costs $29.99. Today only, it’s free! (Credit: Lavasoft) Howdy, peeps! I’m taking a much-needed vacation this week, but even a steady stream of mojitos served poolside by smiling island beauties can’t keep me from sharing sweet deals. (Today and Thursday, anyway.) This one comes from none other […]

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Alert Airport Customs Police Foil Zimbabwe Diamond Smuggling

Alert customs authorities at Ben Gurion Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle $140,000 worth of non-certified diamonds from the rich Marange field in Zimbabwe. One of the suspected smugglers, David Vardi, is a trader on the Israeli Diamond Exchange, whose president Avi Paz said that he will be expelled if the charges are proven. […]

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East Coast storm strands travelers, vexes drivers

A pedestrian walks along 72nd Street in New York Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the midst of a blizzard that hammered New York and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A treacherous East Coast storm bringing lashing winds, heavy snow and low visibility buffetted workers trying to return to their […]

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9 Mistakes To Avoid In Bed

Thinkstock Better Man in brief … If what you’re doing is a little off the wall, make sure she’s agreed to it. Real sex is not like sex in porn. Don’t forget to be a passionate lover – kissing is a good start. “Helping you become a Better Man means helping you become a better […]

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New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Improves Lung Function

New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Improves Lung Function Dec. 21, 2010 — An experimental cystic fibrosis drug appears to delay the progression of the chronic disease in children who have normal to mildly impaired lung function, according to a new study. ”These findings are encouraging,” researcher Frank Accurso, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of […]

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