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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Humanitarian Helicopter Shot Down, Episocopalians Like Gays, and Black/White Achievement Gap Closing in NJ

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A civilian helicopter has been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all six of the crew members, as well as a young child on the ground. The helicopter was carrying humanitarian aid from Ukraine. … Read More

By / July 14, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • A civilian helicopter has been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all six of the crew members, as well as a young child on the ground. The helicopter was carrying humanitarian aid from Ukraine.
  • Happy Bastille Day to all you French Jewcers out there! Also marching in the Bastille Day parade in Paris are more than 300 Indian troops. The Indian Prime Minister was the guest of honor at these festivities.
  • Happy Harry Potter Day! Well, tomorrow. Movie theaters across the country are starting the reels at 12:01 a.m. to give fans their fix ASAP.
  • Fourteen of the gang members responsible for the death of Ilan Halimi are about to be retried after the determination was made that their sentences were too lenient.
  • The state of New Jersey appears to be a "bright spot" in narrowing the achievement gap between black and white students. [Editor's note: Look, that's great and everything, but the only New Jersey-related gap I care about is the one between Dina and Danielle on The Real Housewives.]