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Past articles by Jason:

Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 86 Percent Compared With Same Time Last Year

A Jewish advocacy organization expects a staggering increase in anti-Semitic incidents by the end of 2017. That projection comes after the Anti-Defamation → Read More

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is 'Much More' Than Juice; Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it's the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company's Wi-Fi- → Read More

New York Governor Proposes Free College For Lower-Income Students

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a proposal to offer free tuition for lower-income New Yorkers attending state-run colleges, an idea embraced by → Read More

California Firefighters Contain Blue Cut Fire, Grapple With Other Blazes

Firefighters have reached full containment of a blaze east of Los Angeles that forced tens of thousands to evacuate their homes. At the same time, multiple → Read More

Mexican Police Murdered 22 And Manipulated Crime Scene, Review Finds

Federal police in Mexico murdered 22 suspected cartel members during a raid last year and manipulated the crime scene to hide the extrajudicial killings, → Read More

Turkey Releasing 38,000 Prisoners To Make Room For Suspected Coup Plotters

Turkey is ordering the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners to free up space for the thousands of people arrested in the aftermath of last month& → Read More

More Parishes Declared Disaster Areas As Louisiana Floods Kill 11

Federal officials are expanding a disaster declaration in Louisiana after devastating floods killed at least 11 people and caused widespread property → Read More

Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Will Air For The Last Time Thursday

Comedy Central is canceling The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore after Thursday's episode. The announcement came as a surprise Monday with the network → Read More

Record California Wildfire Caused By Wiring On Hot Tub, Investigators Find

Faulty wiring on a hot tub caused California's third-most-destructive wildfire, which left four people dead and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last → Read More

In Wake Of Attacks, Germany's Interior Minister Proposes Stricter Security Measures

Germany's interior minister has put forth new proposals intended to tighten security following a series of attacks last month, including two committed → Read More

Firefighters Gain Ground On 2 Big California Blazes But A 3rd Gains Strength

Fire crews in California were battling three major wildfires, gaining ground on two of them but hampered by steep terrain while fighting a third blaze. In → Read More

Pope Francis Says It Is Wrong To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis says it is wrong to equate violence with Islam, adding that "I do not believe that it is true or right that Islam is terrorist." On → Read More

50 Years After Texas College Shooting, 'Campus-Carry' Becomes Law

The University of Texas dedicated a memorial to victims of a sniper-style attack there 50 years ago on the same day concealed-carry of handguns became → Read More

Tour Bus Bursts Into Flames In Taiwan, Killing 26 People

A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames Tuesday on a highway near the Taiwanese capital, killing all 26 people on board, according to → Read More

Turkey Latest: Extradition, Crackdowns And Dismissals

Days after a failed coup, Turkey has asked the U.S. to extradite a cleric it accuses of inciting the takeover attempt. The request comes as the Turkish → Read More

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown And Staffer Indicted On Federal Fraud Charges

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and her chief of staff, Elias "Ronnie" Simmons, are facing multiple counts of fraud and other charges related to → Read More

Iraqi PM Sacks Baghdad Security Chief After Deadly Bombing

Iraq's Prime Minister fired Baghdad's chief security officer Friday after the deadly weekend bombing that killed close to 300, and provoked → Read More

Ex-FIFA Head Blatter, 2 Others Allegedly Paid Themselves $80 Million

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and two other top officials gave themselves annual raises and World Cup bonuses totaling nearly $80 million over the → Read More

Flooding Wreaks Havoc In Paris, Parts Of Western Europe

French President Francois Hollande is reportedly considering a state of emergency in his country, after days of heavy rain across western Europe caused → Read More

1st Aid Convoy Since 2012 Arrives In Besieged Damascus Suburb

A convoy carrying much-needed aid, including medicine and baby milk, has reached the besieged suburb of Daraya in Syria's capital. Less than a month → Read More