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President Barack Obama described Peres as "soldier for Israel, for the Jewish people, for justice, for peace, and for the belief that we can be true to our best selves - to the very end of our time on Earth". "He represented an era that I'm not sure exists anymore", said Meredith Dragon, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. Queen Elizabeth II sent her condolences, and said she was "greatly saddened" to learn of his death.
  • John Stossel: What I saw at this week's presidential debate

    John Stossel: What I saw at this week's presidential debate

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    For all her weaknesses as a candidate - high unfavorables, a sense of distrust among voters, lingering questions about favors for Clinton Foundation donors, etc. While Democrats who'd paid attention to the debate saw it as a win for Clinton, Republicans were less enthusiastic about Trump's performance. But they reported that the debate had worsened, rather than improved, their opinions of both candidates ― by a 16-point margin in Clinton's case, and by an 11-point margin in Trump's.
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    The victim is a man in his 40s who was found dead at a home. Officials believe he acted alone, and do not suspect any link to terrorism. One was critically wounded and one was treated and released. Fox Carolina News are reporting a second crime scene has been set up at a nearby house. Investigators confirmed that the death has a "direct connection" to the shooting at the school.
  • President Xi sends condolences to Israeli President Rivlin over passing of Peres

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    As foreign minister, Peres secretly brokered the historic Oslo interim peace accords with the Palestinians, signed at the White House on September 13, 1993. In an interview with Time in February, he was asked about Israel's future if there was no peace agreement. Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, a successor to Peres as leader of the Labor Party, described the Nobel victor as "a teacher, a friend and a great leader", and "one of our nation's fathers...." European Union foreign policy ...
  • 2 students, 1 teacher wounded; teen in custody

    2 students, 1 teacher wounded; teen in custody

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    One of the boys has since been released from hospital, officials said. GHS expects to provide an update on Jacob's condition by 11 a.m. Thursday. Television images showed police swarming the school, with some officers on the roof while others moved around the building.
  • Draghi gelato a Berlino: pioggia di critiche sui bassi tassi della BCE

    Draghi gelato a Berlino: pioggia di critiche sui bassi tassi della BCE

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    Le misure della Bce , a partire dal quantitative easing, hanno "fatto risparmiare solo nel 2015 circa 28 miliardi di euro sotto forma di minori tassi d'interesse" al ministero delle Finanze tedesco, ha ricordato l'economista italiano. Gunther Krichbaum, il capo della Commissione Affari europei del Parlamento tedesco, ha detto in tv che i bassi tassi di interesse danneggiano le banche tedesche e sono un "salvataggio occulto" per Paesi che non fanno riforme strutturali.
  • MV Hebrides: Woman watched ferry collide with harbour wall

    MV Hebrides: Woman watched ferry collide with harbour wall

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    A technical failure led to an inability to decrease speed commensurate with the normal berthing procedure. "No-one was injured and the vessel's hull remains intact". Services on the route are expected to be disrupted for at least 48 hours, with passengers advised to check the CalMac website and social media for updates on alternative travel plans or call 0800 066 5000.
  • NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

    NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

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    A SC funeral home says it is handling arrangements regarding the death of a black man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer. But police say he was shot by police Officer Brentley Vinson as Scott exited his auto brandishing a gun after officers warned him several times to drop it.
  • California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit

    California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit

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    The move was motivated by the many women who came forward with sexual assault claims against Cosby, decades after the crimes occurred. Numerous claims dated back decades and none have led to charges in California. Both were prompted by the Cosby case. She said: "The passage of this new law means that the courthouse doors will no longer be slammed shut in the face of rape victims.
  • Pak to go ahead with SAARC summit despite boycott by members

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    Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay (L), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C), Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C, standing) and Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala attend the opening session of 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu November 26, 2014.