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Daily News Briefs: Russia attacks Ukraine’s largest mall; Egypt, Israel exchange fire; Trump trial

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News briefs today include Russian attack on a Ukrainian mall; Palestinian state recognition; Trump trial resumes; and Israel/Egypt exchange fire. Egyptian who shot at Israeli troops is killed by return fire An ...

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Daily News Briefs: Missouri missionaries murdered in Haiti

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Here’s your daily news briefs for Saturday, May 25. Murdered missionaries from Missouri Condolences are pouring in for the daughter and son-in-law of Missouri state Rep. Ben Baker who were murdered while ...

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Morning Brief: Submarine found; hostages dead; Ukraine and more

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Metro Voice is beginning a daily news brief to bring you the news in a paragraph or less. Here’s the news for Friday, May 24, 2025. Israel recovers three more hostage bodies ...

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Almost all aid entering Gaza through new pier is being stolen

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Almost all of the aid delivered by a new U.S.-built pier in Gaza was stolen by Hamas and other groups before it reached the U.N. central warehouse. The report by Reuters backs ...

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UN cuts Gaza death count after Hamas admits inflating numbers

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The United Nations now says that “the fog of war” is to blame for a major overstatement of the number of Gazans who have been killed in the war. The new stance ...

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Today’s Israel News Briefs

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Here are today’s latest news briefs on Israel and its war against Hamas. Biden Administration blocks arms shipment to Israel The Biden administration on Tuesday night confirmed reports that it had held ...

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Evangelical leaders respond to survey on Gaza aid without the facts

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A survey released Tuesday by National Association of Evangelicals finds a false narrative prevails on humanitarian aid to Gaza. The NAE’s report says “Over 90 percent of evangelical leaders who participated in ...

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Americans oppose protests and support Israel military action in Rafah

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Anti-Israel protests are much more popular on elite college campuses than with the American public in general. Two recent polls find that the American people are on opposite sides of the Biden ...

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Hamas terrorists in Rafah bombard Israel with mortars

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As Israel is pressured into a cease-fire, Hamas terrorists in Rafah continue to attack nearby Israeli communities. At least 10 people were wounded in southern Israel, four seriously, on Sunday when Hamas ...

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Holocaust memorial event and “Living in a World at War” seminar this weekend

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Do you feel you’re in the midst of a battle? Images of protests, war, and hostages may seem far away but they can affect us in very personal ways. Two events will ...

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Columbia University classes go virtual because of pro-Hamas protests

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Leaders at Columbia University told students overnight that all Monday classes will be held virtually because anti-Israel protestors have taken over the campus. The demonstrations, which began to protest the Israeli war ...

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50 survivors of Hamas massacre at music festival have taken own lives

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Nearly 50 survivors of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on a music festival have committed suicide. The shocking number comes as survivors gave testimony before Israeli lawmakers and the country struggles to ...

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Former Israeli leader criticizes Biden Iran comments

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Naftali Bennett, the former prime minister of Israel and Netanyahu opponent, was not happy with the Biden administration’s explanation about Iran’s first-ever attack on Israel. Claims that Iran launched its attack as ...

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Freed Israeli hostage: ‘Gazan civilians sold me to Hamas’

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Nili Margalit, 42, on a tour of Europe to raise awareness of the 133 Israeli hostages still in captivity, told France’s Le Point magazine on Monday that it was Gazan civilians, not Hamas, ...

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Israel’s media influencer, Hananya Naftali, to speak in Overland Park Saturday

Israel’s official social media influencer will speak in Overland Park this Saturday. Hananya Naftali works for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has amassed a following of more than 2 million people as ...

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Topeka’s only synagogue vandalized

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The only synagogue in Topeka has been vandalized with antisemitic graffiti. The Topeka Police Department and the FBI are investigating the vandalism at Temple Beth Sholom where congregants discovered “Save Gaza” and ...

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Despite battling cancer, Ukrainian couple ministers to victims of Hamas war

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A Ukrainian couple facing their own life-and-death battle with advanced cancer are helping others suffering from anxiety and despair on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war. Ukrainian-born Yura, 51, and his wife ...

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IDF rescues two hostages in daring raid

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Israeli forces in Gaza freed two hostages in an overnight mission Monday in Rafah. Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Norberto Louis Har, 70, both from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak, are in good medical ...

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Pro-Gaza protesters disrupt Missouri legislature

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Shouting “Cease-fire now,” protesters disrupted a joint session of the Missouri legislature while Israel Consul General-Miami Maor Elbaz-Starinsky spoke Tuesday. At least 30 people in the upper galleries continued to scream as ...

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Israel: Almost 1 in 4 of remaining hostages is dead

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Thirty-two of the 136 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza are dead, according to reporting by the New York Times. The grim news comes after relatives of the families were notified by ...

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Israel needs our help, not political games over security funding

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The U.S. House on Tuesday failed to pass a stand-alone bill for additional security aid for Israel. President Joe Biden threatened veto it, preferring instead to have it lumped with legislation that ...

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Former Palestinian sniper says revival starting among Gazans

More than 200 Gazans recently accepted Christ, according to Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada, a former Palestinian sniper who is now a Christian and lives in the Kansas City area. “Many Muslims are ...

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Interfaith group meets on Capitol Hill to support Israel in Congress

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More than 70 Christian and Jewish leaders on Wednesday met on Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to support Israel in its ongoing fight against Hamas. Participating groups included American Christian Leaders for ...

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Three US troops killed in Iran-linked drone strike

Several U.S. troops have been killed in an attack related to the Israel–Hamas war.  Last week, two Navy Seals accidentally died in a naval operation. The Biden administration blamed Iran-backed forces for ...

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Harvard antisemitism head once labeled Israel an “apartheid” state

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Harvard University’s efforts to address antisemitism on campus are not off to a promising start. The co-chair of the new antisemitism taskforce, Derek Penslar, director of Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies, has ...

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