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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pope Not Anti-Semitic, Cloned Puppy Born, and Egypt Attacks Middle East

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: New York’s new Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, was sworn in yesterday and has hit the ground running. Egypt has expressed disapproval of Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, accusing them of working together to spark conflict in Gaza … Read More

By / January 28, 2009

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

  • New York’s new Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, was sworn in yesterday and has hit the ground running.
  • Egypt has expressed disapproval of Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, accusing them of working together to spark conflict in Gaza and the rest of the Middle East.
  • A Florida couple has paid $155,000 for a new clone of their late dog, Lancelot, appropriately named Lancelot Encore.
  • Pope Benedict XVI, in an effort to dispel outrage over his reinstatement of a bishop who denies the Holocaust, issued a public statement yesterday declaring solidarity with the Jewish people and acknowledging the horrors of the Holocaust. This comes as the Chief Rabbinate of Israel breaks all ties with the Vatican.
  • A Los Angeles man shot his five children and wife, and then himself, in a desperate murder-suicide over the couple’s lost jobs.
  • Author John Updike passed away yesterday afternoon after a battle with lung cancer. He was 76.