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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Controversial Israeli Bill Met With Limited Opposition From American Jewish Groups

WASHINGTON -- A contentious bill that would prioritize Israel’s identity as a Jewish state over its democratic character has been met with limited opposition from most major American Jewish organizations. The bill, which passed out of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet along ideological lines but has been delayed in its procession to the Knesset, would reserve the right of national ...

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4 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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Even rich parents don’t benefit from charitable status for schools

Running schools as charities has simply insulated them from the consequences of their own financial incontinence.  "Sod it, let's add another two grand to the fees, they'll suck it up." Image: Getty. Most private schools, as any fule kno, are charities. This probably made sense back in the 1400s, when Eton and Harrow genuinely existed to educate poor local boys, ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year. Health Minister J. P. Nadda told parliament on Tuesday he was drawing up legislation to raise the minimum legal age for buying tobacco products, currently 18, ...

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7 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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What is Labour's plan for building a digital government?

Innovation and democracy. Labour wants a truly digital government. Photo: Flickr/Wonderlane Five years ago I entered politics for the same reason I went into engineering almost a quarter of a century earlier – I wanted to make the world work for everyone, not just a lucky few. Digital should be a means to that classic Labour goal of sharing power ...

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7 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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We need a change in the law on information about climate change impacts

The failure by government to make the public aware of how climate change is affecting the UK exposes a loophole in key legislation. The government should be raising public awareness of climate change. Photo: Getty The UK Climate Change Act should be urgently amended to force the government to tell the public about the mounting risks they face from flooding, ...

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