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After his hunger strike, Alan Gross’ backers ramp up calls for U.S. action

by Ron Kampeas, JTA

9 hours ago

Supporters of Alan Gross, who has been held in a Cuban prison since 2009, rallying outside the White House, Dec. 3, 2013. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The Jewish U.S. government subcontractor, languishing since 2009 in a Cuban... read full article

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    by Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam, Reuters

    14 hours ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam

    14 hours ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    JTA

    16 hours ago

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

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  • White supremacist charged with murder in Kansas shootings

    by Carey Gillam, Reuters

    2 days ago

    The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death penalty on state murder charges filed Tuesday, prosecutors said.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, likely will face federal...

  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

    by Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas City suburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

    Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not...

  • Latest salvo in circumcision war, study cuts against ‘intactivist’ arguments

    by Anthony Weiss, JTA

    6 days ago

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles.

    A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the...

  • Brandeis University drops plan to honor critic of Islam

    by Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Brandeis University has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women's rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and "a nihilistic cult of death."

    The private university outside Boston said it had decided not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a...

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