Can Israeli and Palestinian Teens Bond at Camp While Conflict Rages?

..[T]the well-funded summer camp, which plucks an elite group of teenagers out of the cauldron of the Middle East and sets them down in the wilds of Northern Maine each year, is taking place this August in the immediate aftermath of the third, and bloodiest, Israeli military incursion into Gaza since 2008…

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“A New York University professor revealed Monday hotels are expected to charge $2.25 billion in hotel feesthis year, surcharges so devoid of customer value they often make the hotels a 90 percent profit.

Tom Corbett’s secret for being 25 points behind just seven weeks out

If the election had been held on the day the voters took the poll, Wolf would’ve taken 49 percent of the vote to Corbett’s 24 percent, with 25 percent of voters undecided, according to the poll. View the entire poll at the bottom of this entry…

Joe Sestak: Global effort necessary to stop terrorism’s financial networks

But this time in Iraq, our mission can be limited, with progress measured to determine whether the costs are worth the security benefits. That’s because the primary mission is not the removal and reconstruction of the Iraqi government; our real undertaking is to stop the radical terrorist group, ISIS (also known as Islamist State), from having a safe haven in Iraq…

Dem Wolf eyes shale’s ‘golden egg’ to boost school funding

Wolf, 65, a York County businessman and former state Department of Revenue secretary, told Tribune-Review reporters and editors on Tuesday that his legislative priorities are a severance tax on natural gas, a progressive approach to income taxes, connecting Pennsylvania regions through better infrastructure and expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to receive federal dollars…

In Moscow, even ‘Jam Day’ has patriotic nuances

In Moscow, even ‘Jam Day’ has patriotic nuances

The first Moscow International Jam Festival celebrating the sweet delicacies of all tastes and colors was held on August 8 – 17. Numerous workshops, contests and games were offered for those eager to participate. On Saturday, over 1.5 million people took part in the Jam Day.

Conservative legislator puts credentials on line in bipartisan medicinal marijuana effort

Conservative legislator puts credentials on line in bipartisan medicinal marijuana effort

Folmer met with constituents whose children have epilepsy who heard how certain forms of marijuana can curb potentially fatal seizures. The evidence they provided dispelled his “preconceived notions,” and now Folmer is half of a bipartisan team looking to legalize cannabis for medical use in Pennsylvania.

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