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Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race upset

(Worthy News) – In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century…

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Hundreds of thousands mourn Jewish spiritual leader in Israel

(Worthy News) – Hundreds of thousands attended funeral ceremonies in Israel Tuesday for a spiritual leader of ultra-Orthodox Jews after his death aged 104, with a sea of black-hatted mourners thronging his neighbourhood. Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman was considered the leading spiritual authority for ultra-Orthodox Judaism, and his death led to an outpouring of…

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Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

(Worthy News) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to…

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Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID'd in 'attempted terrorist attack'

(Worthy News) – A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries — likely because the “attempted terrorist” detonated his “low tech device” prematurely. Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the “effectively low tech…

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House Republicans urge repeal of Obamacare individual mandate penalties in tax bill

(Worthy News) – House Republicans on Monday urged congressional leaders to include the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty in the final version of the tax bill. “Including language to repeal this harmful policy will return personal decisions about healthcare choices to patients, fulfilling a key promise we have made to the American people,” nearly…

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Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in India

(Worthy News) – Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India minutes before it was to begin, sources said. Hindu nationalists beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, where about…

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Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

(Worthy News) – Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump. A Republican legislative push to establish…

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Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Mr. Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed…

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