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BY Maayan Jaffe
June 11, 2013

Just weeks after New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced that the city took down a massive Eastern Seaboard unstamped cigarette trafficking enterprise, there are still murmurs — and strong suspicions — that the suspects were funneling a portion of the more than $55 million CONTINUE »

June 11, 2013

A federal jury has convicted a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, of charges arising from a conspiracy to illegally provide satellite related services to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering and obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings, according to a release by the Department of Homeland Security. As a result CONTINUE »

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BY By Ron Snyder Staff reporter
June 6, 2013

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is calling for greater action from the Department of Defense to combat what it calls an “extremely alarming” number of sexual-assault incidents involving military personnel — both as suspects and victims. The Senate Arms Services Committee held a hearing on the issue last Tuesday in which top military CONTINUE »

June 4, 2013

The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.” The 101 students and eight chaperones from the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn were asked to leave the early-morning Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday, CNN reported. Flight attendants said the students did CONTINUE »

June 3, 2013

JTA Wire Service New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose signature law facilitated a flood of Soviet Jewish emigration just prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died. Lautenberg, 89, died Monday morning of viral pneumonia, his office said. Two far-reaching laws bear the name of the Democrat, who served a combined 30 years CONTINUE »