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How antisemitic rhetoric is impacting Jewish communities, and what to do about it

The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, cast a bright spotlight on the age-old problem of antisemitism in recent weeks, with his offensive remarks inspiring other demonstrations of hate and stoking fears among the Jewish community.

Ye's promotion of antisemitic tropes and conspiracy theories did bring about some condemnation and consequences — dropped business partnerships, blocked social media accounts and pending legal action have made headlines for days.

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A village for Salt Lakers experiencing homelessness is designed for self-sufficiency

Salt Lake City's city council voted in favor of a project to build a small community of tiny homes for people experiencing chronic homelessness, in a project that organizers hope could be a model for other cities.

The organization behind the effort is The Other Side Village, which is now in the process of submitting building permits to start development. It hopes to start housing people in the summer of 2023.

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A SCOTUS nursing home case could limit the rights of millions of patients

When Susie Talevski sued the agency that managed her elderly father's care before he died, she hoped to get justice for her family. She did not expect the case would grow into a national bellwether. A ruling against her could strip millions of vulnerable Americans of their power to hold states accountable when they do not receive benefits allowed by law.

"This case has taken on, really, a life of its own way beyond what I could have foreseen," said Talevski, a resident of Valparaiso, Ind.


Presidents Biden, Obama and Trump appeal to midterm voters at Pennsylvania rallies

LATROBE, Pa. — Former President Donald Trump is predicting America's destruction if his fellow Republicans don't deliver a massive electoral wave on Tuesday. Democrats, led by President Joe Biden and two other former presidents, are warning that abortion rights, Social Security and even democracy itself are at stake.

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These are the states enacting legislation to help make daylight saving time permanent

As Americans once again adjust to a changed schedule this Sunday, more states this past year joined the group to make daylight saving permanent as soon as the federal government approves it.

Twice a year, millions of Americans — with the exception of those living in Hawaii or Arizona — participate in setting their clocks either backward or forward. But over the years, support for ending a confusing practice that disturbs everyone's schedule continues to grow.

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Why Americans living abroad are a voting bloc with untapped political potential

After graduating high school in Georgia in 1969, Herbert Ruffin was drafted into the military to serve as an infantryman in Vietnam. A year later, he was badly wounded in a firefight. He was awarded the Purple Heart and went on to serve his country for more than two decades.

But when it came time to retire, Ruffin chose to continue living abroad.


Past is prologue in two new books that explore the Trump era

Maggie Haberman's biography Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America has been among the most anticipated accounts of the 45th president's impact on American politics.

Robert Draper's new book on the post-Trump state of Republican politics, Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind, has not had nearly as much attention.


COP27 climate talks start in Egypt, as delegates arrive from around the world

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Envoys from around the globe gathered Sunday in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on tackling climate change that come as the world also grapples with multiple crises, including the war in Ukraine, high inflation, food shortages and an energy crunch.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week that the planet was heading toward irreversible "climate chaos" unless countries find a way to put the world back on track to cut emissions and help poor countries cope with the impacts of global warming.


The Houston Astros have won the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies

HOUSTON — Yordan Alvarez hit a moon shot that sent Space City into a frenzy, and the Houston Astros to their second World Series title.

While the stain on Houston's first championship might never completely fade, Alvarez's majestic three-run homer helped fashion a fresh crown for the Astros — and the first for Dusty Baker as manager — in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night.


Twitter begins advertising a paid verification plan for $8 per month

Twitter began advertising the launch of its paid subscription service in Apple's app store on Saturday, following new owner Elon Musk's promised overhaul of the social media platform's verification system.