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China’s Economy Grew 5.3% In First Quarter, Beating Expectations

China’s economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter of the year with help from policies and stronger demand, though signs of weakness in the troubled housing market persisted. The world’s second-largest economy expanded at a 5.3% annual pace in January-March, beating analysts’ forecasts of about 4.8%, data released Tuesday showed. Compared to the […]
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WATCH: Trump Visits Bodega Where Criminal’s Killing Sparked National Outrage Over Crime

Former President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to a Manhattan bodega on Tuesday, where he met with Jose Alba, a worker who was cleared of murder charges after stabbing an ex-con in self-defense. Trump received a warm welcome from the crowd, who chanted “four more years” and cheered his name. Alba’s case had sparked […]
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Weedkiller Manufacturer Seeks Lawmakers’ Help To Squelch Claims It Failed To Warn About Cancer

Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical bills introduced in Iowa, Missouri and Idaho this year — with wording supplied by Bayer […]
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Israeli Mayors Protest Government Plan To Control Appointment Of Local Rabbanim

Over 100 Israeli mayors have signed a letter to Religious Affairs Minister Michael Malkieli, urging the government to cancel its plan to grant the Chief Rabbinate the power to appoint municipal rabbis. The mayors argue that this move would undermine the autonomy of their cities and towns to choose a rabbi that aligns with their […]
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Top Federal Reserve Official Opens Door To Keeping Interest Rates High For Longer

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson suggested Tuesday that the central bank’s key rate may have to remain at its peak for a while to bring down persistently elevated inflation. In a speech, Jefferson said he expects inflation to continue to slow this year. But he omitted a reference to the likelihood of future rate […]
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