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5 things to know for January 18: Covid, Texas synagogue, voting rights, Ukraine, 5G

5 things to know for January 18: Covid, Texas synagogue, voting rights, Ukraine, 5G

Millions of people are digging out from a massive winter storm that caused widespread power outages, road closures, and thousands of flight cancellations yesterday — and we could see more of the same later this week. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also…MORE

The body of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor has been discovered in a landfill
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The body of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor has been discovered in a landfill

The death of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, after his body was discovered in a Florida landfill. Jorge Diaz-Johnston, a plaintiff in a historic same-sex marriage lawsuit against Miami-Dade County in 2014, was found dead at a Jackson County landfill on January…MORE

Rabbi ‘overflowing with gratitude’ as community rallies around his congregation following hours-long hostage standoff

Rabbi ‘overflowing with gratitude’ as community rallies around his congregation following hours-long hostage standoff

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s voice quavered Monday night as he described his emotions since he and three others escaped a hostage situation at his synagogue Saturday. The enormity of the ordeal in Colleyville, Texas — being held at gunpoint for hours and making a bold but terrifying escape — is difficult to process, he said, but…MORE

A Tennessee jury orders Cracker Barrel to pay man $9.4 million after he was served glass filled with a chemical
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A Tennessee jury orders Cracker Barrel to pay man $9.4 million after he was served glass filled with a chemical

A jury in Marion County, Tennessee, ordered Cracker Barrel to pay a man $9.4 million after it found the company at fault for serving him a glass filled with a chemical instead of water. The size of the award may be capped due to a Tennessee law on civil damages. “The jury returned a verdict…MORE

Residents save driver after car sinks in frozen river
Ottawa Police

Residents save driver after car sinks in frozen river

Residents near Ottawa used a kayak to save a woman whose car plunged into icy water after she drove on a frozen river, police said in a statement. The residents didn’t know why the driver was on the Rideau River on Sunday. People who witnessed the incident posted videos on social media showing the vehicle…MORE

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

Behind Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s warm, disarming smile is a leader who’s willing to attack an armed man holding his congregants hostage. On Saturday, a stranger knocked on the door of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The rabbi, assuming the stranger needed shelter from the cold, invited him in and made him tea, Cytron-Walker told…MORE

What it was like inside the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue during the 11-hour hostage standoff
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What it was like inside the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue during the 11-hour hostage standoff

It started like most any Saturday for members of Congregation Beth Israel. Families of the Reform Jewish synagogue just outside Dallas-Fort Worth had gathered — in person and online — to participate in the Sabbath service, even amid the twin perils of a fresh pandemic wave and a swelling tide of attacks on Jewish people…MORE

Los Angeles nurse dies after being attacked at bus stop

Los Angeles nurse dies after being attacked at bus stop

A woman is dead after she was violently attacked while waiting for a bus in downtown last week, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She was a longtime nurse who “worked tirelessly and selflessly” according to her employer. Police ​say they responded Thursday ​around 5:15 a.m. to a call of an assault at…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell ends fight to keep eight ‘John Does’ secret, court to decide whether names should be unsealed
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Ghislaine Maxwell ends fight to keep eight ‘John Does’ secret, court to decide whether names should be unsealed

Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to keep the names of eight ‘John Does’ secret and will leave it to the court to decide whether the names should be unsealed, according to a letter dated January 12. The documents are part of a 2015 defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed…MORE

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