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Federal judge lifts temporary ban on ritual slaughter of chickens, minutes before start of Yom Kippur

With just minutes remaining before the beginning of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur at sunset, a federal judge on Tuesday lifted a temporary restraining order that had banned the slaughter of chickens as part of an ancient atonement rite but allowed the lawsuit that triggered the order to go forward. ...
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