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French ramp up effort to restore looted Nazi art to rightful owners
BY David Holzel
August 28, 2014

Four deputies of the French National Assembly visited Washington, D.C., and New York City last month, but this was no sightseeing holiday. The French officials met with representatives of B’nai B’rith International in the District and visited New York State’s Department of Finance, two very different organizations that share the same expertise sought by the CONTINUE »

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U.S. Export-Import Bank may be on the ropes, headed for a knockout
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
August 28, 2014

For the first time in 80 years, the United States could find itself without an international export credit agency if Congress does not reauthorize the charter of the United States Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire on Sept. 30. Little controversy surrounded the bank’s reauthorization process before 2012, but the slow recovery from the CONTINUE »

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After fifth attack at home, a Dutch chief rabbi says he would leave if not for job
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
August 28, 2014

AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands — After the latest attack on his home, Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs sat down on his couch, picked up the phone and made three calls. A chief rabbi of the Netherlands, Jacobs first phoned police and a Jewish community leader to tell them that late on the night of July 17, just more CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
August 28, 2014

Back-to-school season is firmly upon us, and with the sales on school supplies just recently ended, the big yellow buses have returned local streets to quagmires of morning and afternoon traffic. Many children are overjoyed at meeting friends they haven’t seen all summer, while quite a few parents are ecstatic that the little ones are CONTINUE »

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Baltimore offers programs for disadvantaged, at-risk students as well as blossoming artists
BY Marc Shapiro
August 28, 2014

With its affordable cost of living and convenient East Coast location, Baltimore has become home to a booming arts community. From music to theater to dance to visual art, Baltimore has the outlets for it. For those searching for their inner artist, looking to hone their skills or in need of a different kind of CONTINUE »