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Jewish Students Face Tensions During Passover Amid Allegations of Antisemitism at Pro-Palestinian Protests As tensions continue to rise in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Jewish students at college campuses across the United States are facing a wave of antisemitic incidents during the Passover holiday. Protests in support of Palestine have intensified, with over 34,000 deaths reported in Gaza. Columbia University in New York took drastic measures by canceling in-person classes and increasing security for Jewish students following concerns over their safety. Similar chaos unfolded at Cal Poly Humboldt, where police clashed with pro-Palestinian protesters demanding the…

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Frederik Andersen to start in goal for Carolina Hurricanes in back-to-back games Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen will be getting the start in goal for the second consecutive game as they take on the New York Islanders in Game 2 of their series. This marks the first time Andersen will play back-to-back games since returning from a blood clotting issue in March. Andersen put on an impressive performance in Game 1, stopping 33 out of 34 shots to help lead the Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Islanders. Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour has expressed confidence in Andersen’s abilities and…

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A recent solar eclipse event held at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has sparked concerns about potential exposure to measles after an infected individual from out of state attended the event on April 8. The museum has since sent out notifications to attendees and staff, warning them about the possible exposure. Symptoms of measles, including fever, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes, and a rash, could appear between April 22 and April 29 for those who were present at the event. Complications of measles can be severe, such as viral sepsis, pneumonia, and encephalitis. While the risk to the general…

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In a dramatic display of force, police clad in riot gear arrested students who had been staging an anti-Israel protest encampment at Yale University’s Connecticut campus. The protesters, numbering roughly 200, had gathered in the plaza at the New Haven campus to voice their opposition. Despite warnings from law enforcement to clear out or face arrest, scores of protesters remained defiant. They were ultimately arrested for trespassing and taken away on Yale University shuttle buses. Some students even went so far as to lock arms around a flagpole, singing “We shall not be moved” as police cleared the plaza. The…

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The Federal Reserve’s forecasting and communication methods are facing increased scrutiny as the economy continues to defy expectations. Recent events have exposed shortcomings in the Fed’s approach to projecting interest rates and economic growth, leading to calls for a new strategy. While the central projection of three interest-rate cuts in 2024 has been the focus of Fed communications, critics argue that it fails to account for the full range of potential outcomes. As a result, many experts are advocating for the adoption of scenario analysis as a more effective method for conveying the uncertainties surrounding future policy decisions. Former Fed…

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The Golden State Warriors have officially missed the 2024 NBA playoffs after losing the play-in game to the Sacramento Kings, marking the third time in the last five seasons that the team will not be competing in the postseason. This has sparked speculation about the future of the Warriors’ dynasty, which saw them win four championships from 2015 to 2022. Key players like Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson are facing challenges as they age and deal with injuries, raising concerns about the team’s ability to compete at a high level. Thompson, in particular, has seen a decrease in…

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A new study conducted by researchers at a leading university has found a potential link between heavy social media use and mental health problems. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 participants about their social media habits and mental health symptoms, discovered that individuals who reported spending more time on social media platforms were more likely to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Furthermore, the study found that those who used social media as a means of comparing themselves to others were more likely to experience negative mental health outcomes. These findings highlight the need for individuals to be more…

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The Writers Guild of America Hosts Annual WGA Awards The prestigious Writers Guild of America (WGA) recently held its annual WGA Awards, honoring the best in television and film for the year 2023. The star-studded event took place on both the East Coast at New York’s Edison Ballroom and on the West Coast at the Hollywood Palladium. Niecy Nash-Betts and Josh Gondelman took on the roles of hosts for the West and East Coast ceremonies, respectively. The ceremony featured renowned presenters such as Bill Burr, Randall Park, and Tig Notaro. One of the standout moments of the evening was when…

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House Speaker Mike Johnson is leading the charge for a vote on aid for Israel following Iran’s recent attack. In response to the escalating tensions in the region, Johnson has proposed including aid for Ukraine in the legislation as well. House Republicans have expressed their unwavering support for Israel, a key U.S. ally, and are working on putting together the details of the aid package. However, securing funding for both Israel and Ukraine has faced opposition in Congress. Initially, Johnson rejected a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan passed by the Senate. The Senate, in turn, refused…

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In a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, cast members completely broke character during a hilarious Beavis & Butt-Head parody sketch. The sketch featured Heidi Gardner playing a NewsNation journalist holding a town hall about artificial intelligence, with Kenan Thompson portraying an MIT professor. The audience erupted into laughter as Ryan Gosling appeared wearing Beavis’ signature look, causing Thompson’s character to be hilariously distracted. Gardner also couldn’t keep a straight face as she tried to address the “Beavis” audience member, and Mikey Day’s portrayal of Butt-Head made her completely lose it, needing time to recover. Despite the cast members struggling…

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