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Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: New York Times

Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: New York TimesU.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Times said in a report that could raise pressure on Republicans to call Bolton as a witness in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.



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'I Dare You to Mock Me.' Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Defends Joe Biden Against Attacks on His Speech in New York Times Op-Ed

'I Dare You to Mock Me.' Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Defends Joe Biden Against Attacks on His Speech in New York Times Op-EdChesley “Sully” Sullenberger opened up about his past struggles with stuttering in defending Biden and his speech.



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Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New York

Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New YorkAn attacker stabbed five people late on Saturday at a Hasidic rabbi's home in New York state and fled before apparently being arrested, a Jewish organization said, a rampage that came after days of increased tension over anti-Semitic assaults. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) said on Twitter an attacker wearing a scarf stabbed the victims at a house in Monsey, Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. "The suspect fled the scene, but he is in custody at this time," the Ramapo Police Department said in a Facebook post.



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New York attack: Man arrested after five people stabbed at rabbi’s house during Hanukkah celebration

New York attack: Man arrested after five people stabbed at rabbi’s house during Hanukkah celebrationA suspect has been arrested after five people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi’s New York home during a Hanukkah celebration, an attack Governor Andrew Cuomo has branded “domestic terrorism”.One person was very seriously wounded, the governor told reporters, and remains in critical condition. The rabbi’s son was also injured, Mr Cuomo said. His status and that of the other victims was not immediately clear.



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Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New York

Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New YorkAn attacker stabbed five people late on Saturday at a Hasidic rabbi's home in New York state and fled before apparently being arrested, a Jewish organization said, a rampage that came after days of increased tension over anti-Semitic assaults. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) said on Twitter an attacker wearing a scarf stabbed the victims at a house in Monsey, Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. "The suspect fled the scene, but he is in custody at this time," the Ramapo Police Department said in a Facebook post.



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Five stabbed at New York rabbi's home in 'terrorist' attack

Five stabbed at New York rabbi's home in 'terrorist' attackAn intruder stabbed and wounded five people at a rabbi’s house in a New York suburb late Saturday, in an incident the state governor said was “an act of terrorism” after a spate of attacks on Jewish targets. Local media reported that a man with a machete entered the rabbi’s property in Monsey, Rockland County, during celebrations for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, knifing several people before fleeing.



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Five stabbed during Hanukkah celebration at rabbi's home in New York

Five stabbed during Hanukkah celebration at rabbi's home in New YorkA man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City on Saturday evening, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police have said. The attack appeared to be the latest in a string targeting Jews in the region, including a massacre at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey earlier this month. Police said the stabbings happened at around 10pm in Monsey, one of several Hudson Valley towns that have seen an influx in large numbers of Hasidic Jews in recent years. Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said hours later that New York City police had located a vehicle and possible suspect being sought in connection with the stabbing. New York City Police wouldn't immediately confirm whether anyone was in custody. Top New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Leticia James, released statements condemning the attack. In Britain Dave Thompson, the chief constable of the West Midlands Police, said he would be making contact with Jewish communities to provide reassurance in the wake of the stabbing.  Investigators cordoned off the large home on Forshay Road yellow crime scene tape as of 3am. Onlookers gathered nearby and watched as officers collected evidence and worked to determine what occurred hours earlier. A number of police and emergency vehicles also remained at the scene. The Anti-Defamation League of New York and New Jersey was at the scene in Monsey, about an hour north of New York City. Police said the stabbings happened at around 10 p.m.  Credit: REUTERS  The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region tweeted reports that the stabbings took place at the house of a Hasidic rabbi while they were celebrating Hanukkah. According to public records, the home belongs Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, who leads the synagogue adjacent to the residence. Several state and local officials have described the location of the stabbing as a synagogue. Saturday was the seventh night of Hanukkah. Aron Kohn, 65, told The New York Times that he was inside the house when the stabbings occurred. "I was praying for my life," said Mr Kohn, 65. "He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn't have time to react at all." Weidel said the five people were taken to hospitals for treatment. It is unclear what the extent of their injuries were. Authorities have not provided a motive for the attack. Investigators cordoned off the large home on Forshay Road yellow crime scene tape Credit: Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP Mr Cuomo, who called the stabbings a "cowardly act" has directed the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate the attacks. "Let me be clear: anti-Semitism and bigotry of any kind are repugnant to our values of inclusion and diversity and we have absolutely zero tolerance for such acts of hate," he said in a statement. "In New York we will always stand up and say with one voice to anyone who wishes to divide and spread fear: you do not represent New York and your actions will not go unpunished." Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also condemned the attack on Twitter saying a collective effort is needed to stop future incidents. "Shocked and outraged by the terrible attack in NY and praying for the recovery of those injured. Antisemitism is not just a Jewish problem, and certainly not just the State of Israel's problem," he tweeted. "We must work together to confront this rising evil, which is a real global threat." The stabbings occurred a month after a man was stabbed while walking to a Monsey synagogue. The man required surgery. It's unknown if the person suspected in that stabbing has been arrested. Jewish communities in the New York City metro area have been troubled following a deadly Dec. 10 shooting rampage at a northern New Jersey kosher market. Six people died in the shooting, including the two killers, a police officer and three people who had been inside the store. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement. Around New York City, police have gotten at least six reports this week - and eight since Dec. 13 - of attacks possibly propelled by anti-Jewish bias. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that police presence would increase in Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations.



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A New York Times column exploring why 'Jews are smart' is prompting heavy criticism and canceled subscriptions

A New York Times column exploring why 'Jews are smart' is prompting heavy criticism and canceled subscriptionsColumnist Bret Stephens relied on a study about IQ tests written in part by a professor who is associated with white supremacist groups.



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New York City Increases Police Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods After Possible Anti-Semitic Attacks. Here's What To Know

New York City Increases Police Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods After Possible Anti-Semitic Attacks. Here's What To KnowSome Jewish neighborhoods of New York City will see an increase in police presence after a string of recent anti-semitic attacks.



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British teen who died on school trip to New York City named by police

British teen who died on school trip to New York City named by policeU.S. authorities have named the British schoolgirl who died last week on a trip to New York City. The New York Police Department identified the 17-year-old student as Anastasia Uglow, according to Bristol Live.



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