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Matthew Weiner on “Mad Men” and the Jewish experience: “It’s the same story as Don’s identity”

Weiner discussed depicting "Jews coming into their own in postwar America" at a Museum of Jewish Heritage event

HRW Claims Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill Violates LGBT Rights

Director of Human Rights Watch’s LGBT Rights Program Graeme Reid said that a bill restoring religious freedom signed in the state of Indiana last week discriminates against LGBT people.

Good riddance, Jon Stewart: How Trevor Noah could revitalize “The Daily Show”

"The Daily Show's" brand of comedy has become stale and predictable. It's time now to hit the reset button

British Queen's Staff Threaten Industrial Action Over Pay - Labour Union

The UK labour union said that the staff at the Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle residence may take the first industrial action ever, after workers vote over a pay dispute next month.

I was the one on your plane with the flu

Each time I coughed, the passengers looked at me like I'd cut them off in traffic. Perhaps they'd like some Purell?

US Should Provide Kiev with East Ukraine Analysis - Former NATO Commander

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark said that the United States should share intelligence on the developments in Eastern Ukraine with Kiev.

Iran, 6 World Powers Working to Unravel 'Layers' of Issues at Nuclear Talks

The head of Iran's expert team said that Iran and the six major world powers are striving to resolve several multifaceted problems that hinder a nuclear deal, and more time is needed to do that.

US Imprisoned Activist Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized - Reports

Mumia Abu-Jamal - the outspoken political activist serving a life sentence for the murder of a police officer - has been taken into an intensive care unit after a "medical emergency," according to reports from his supporters.

US Hopes Russia to Attend 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

US State Department Threat Reduction Programs Coordinator Bonnie Jenkins said that the United States is open to Russia attending the upcoming 2016 Nuclear Security Summit despite its lack of participation in the preparatory meetings...

Russian Experts Have Been 'Key Part' of Iran Talks - State Department

US Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf said that Russian experts have been a key part in the ongoing Iran nuclear program negotiations.

British National Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Set Terrorist Camp in US

US Attorney’s Office for Southern District of New York said that British citizen Haroon Aswat pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for attempting to create a training camp in the United States.

DoJ Sues Oklahoma University for Discriminating Transgender Professor

The US Department of Justice said that Southeastern Oklahoma State University is facing a lawsuit from the US government for discriminating against a transgender professor on the basis of sex.

Iranian Delegation Ready to Hold Nuclear Talks All Night – Iranian Diplomat

An Iranian diplomat said that the Iranian delegation is ready to continue talks on the nation's controversial nuclear program with six world powers throughout the night.

Estonia, US Defense Contractor Agree to Collaborate on Cybersecurity

US defense contractor Raytheon announced that it have agreed with Estonia to collaborate in the field of cybersecurity.

Arab Coalition in Yemen Stops Rebel Advance on Aden – Military Official

A spokesman of the joint operations command said that the Saudi-led coalition in charge of the military operation in Yemen stopped the advance of Houthi rebel forces on the southern port city of Aden.

Merkel Learned of Personal Data Leak After G20 Summit From Media

German government spokesperson said Monday that Merkel found out that her personal information leaked from the Australian immigration department after the G20 summit from media reports.

Ebola Death Toll Worldwide Exceeds 10,000

The World Health Organization reported that the total number of people killed worldwide by the Ebola virus has reached 10,365.

Senator Says Wrong Time to Cut Funding to Combat Heroin in New York

US Senator Chuck Schumer said that Obama’s Administration should not cut federal funding for programs meant to combat heroin in parts of New York given the increasing number of heroin-related deaths.

Fighting Around Idlib Displaces Thousands as Rebels Surround Villages

A UN official said that fighting around the Syrian northwestern city of Idlib between extremist rebel groups and government forces has killed civilians and displaced some 30,000 people.

MH17 Crash Investigators Call for Buk Missile Witnesses

An international team investigating into the flight MH17 crash published an appeal for the witnesses who may have any information about the Buk missile system, which according to one of the scenarios might have shot down the plane.

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