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Regulators approve biggest bank marriage since the 2008 financial crisis

Regulators approve biggest bank marriage since the 2008 financial crisis

The marriage of SunTrust and BB&T received the blessing of financial watchdogs on Tuesday, paving the way for the formation of America’s sixth-largest commercial bank. The approval by the Federal Reserve and the FDIC removes the final obstacle facing the biggest bank merger since the 2008 financial crisis — a crisis that was worsened by…MORE

Person walking to synagogue stabbed in New York’s Rockland County

Person walking to synagogue stabbed in New York’s Rockland County

A person walking to synagogue was stabbed several times early Wednesday morning in an area northwest of New York City with a large Jewish population, Ramapo Police said. Police initially responded to the community of Monsey in Rockland County on a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a car. But it quickly became…MORE

A new ‘Sesame Street’ show in Arabic aims to help refugee children

A new ‘Sesame Street’ show in Arabic aims to help refugee children

Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to help Syrian refugee children through educational learning programs, including the launch of a new “Sesame Street” show in Arabic. More than 12 million people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria, and almost half of them are children, according…MORE

Democrats look to Stacey Abrams as they try to make Georgia a 2020 swing state

Democrats look to Stacey Abrams as they try to make Georgia a 2020 swing state

Republicans have held dominion over Georgia’s political landscape for decades, dominating state government while, every four years, comfortably collecting its presidential electoral votes. No Democratic presidential nominee has won a general election here since Bill Clinton did it in 1992. He lost the state during his successful reelection bid in 1996 and Republicans, even as…MORE

Who knew what during the Ukraine pressure campaign, according to Gordon Sondland

Who knew what during the Ukraine pressure campaign, according to Gordon Sondland

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, in his opening statement, made clear that some of President Donald Trump’s senior-most aides were aware of a link between US aid to Ukraine and the country opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically. “Everyone was in the loop,” he said. “It was no secret.” Here is…MORE

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham: A match made in heaven … or hell?

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham: A match made in heaven … or hell?

The past 12 hours at Tottenham Hotspur have felt more like a day in the life of a bored teenager playing Football Manager than reality. Given the transformation of both parties in recent years, Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Tottenham feels like an antithetical match. While the north London club developed a reputation under the affable…MORE