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The legendary Jewish singer will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of her achievements and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people.
The Obama administration said Friday Russia's decision to send antiship missiles to Syria was "ill-timed" and would worsen the conflict.
Ricardo Cerezo, of Illinois, said he accumulated 11 lottery tickets in the cookie jar for a rainy day.
The new legislation requires new gun owners to be fingerprinted, and also bans the sale of 45 types of assault weapons.