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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Taylor Force Act Ending Taxpayer Funding of Palestinian Terrorism By Shep Gerszberg Terrorism is a major global issue, with millions, if not billions, of dollars being spent on anti

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OPED In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On By Alan Zimmerman The following is a firstperson account of the events of August 12 from the president of one of the Jewish congregation

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