Germany's Jewish Community Responds After Man Attacked For Wearing Yarmulke

Solidarity marches to protest anti-Semitism are planned in Berlin and other German cities on Wednesday after an attack last week on a man wearing a yarmulke sparked widespread outrage. The attack in Berlin, caught on video, involved a 21-year-old man wearing a Jewish skullcap, also known as a kippa, who was suddenly attacked by an assailant calling out "Yehudi!" – the Arabic word for Jew. The man being attacked replies, "Jew or no Jew you have to deal with it." A 19-year-old Syrian asylum...

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As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

The Philippine island of Boracay is a tourist magnet, with its beaches regularly appearing on lists of the world's best . It's easy to see why. "I think this is an amazing beach," says Frida Roemer from Copenhagen, lounging on the island's White Beach. "The clear water, the white sand ... I extended my ticket because I just liked it so much." Her Swedish friend Erika Havskot agrees. She's been here five times in as many years. The only caveat, Havskot says, is this: It's become overcrowded —...

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A Copenhagen court has sentenced eccentric inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison over the murder of Kim Wall, a journalist who was killed after joining Madsen on his submarine last August. Parts of Wall's body were recovered after Madsen claimed he "buried her at sea."

The case has captivated Denmark and drawn international headlines, with its shocking and gruesome details.

The city of Hoboken, N.J. — just over the bridge from Manhattan's skyline — now joins a growing list of American cities passing bills making public bathrooms "gender neutral."

Signs on all city-owned, single-occupancy restrooms, in the town made famous by its native son Frank Sinatra, will be replaced to reflect the change by May 31, just in time for LGBT Pride Month, Hoboken Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla says.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York state special election results and the possibility of Governor Andrew Cuomo convincing Senator Simcha Felder to align with the Democrats over the GOP.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the BBC report of anti-Semitic events in Germany.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the results of the special election Tuesday in the 102nd New York state Assembly district. The pair also discuss the rehab of the Amsterdam Armory.

Solidarity marches to protest anti-Semitism are planned in Berlin and other German cities on Wednesday after an attack last week on a man wearing a yarmulke sparked widespread outrage.

The attack in Berlin, caught on video, involved a 21-year-old man wearing a Jewish skullcap, also known as a kippa, who was suddenly attacked by an assailant calling out "Yehudi!" – the Arabic word for Jew.

The man being attacked replies, "Jew or no Jew you have to deal with it."

The Philippine island of Boracay is a tourist magnet, with its beaches regularly appearing on lists of the world's best. It's easy to see why.

"I think this is an amazing beach," says Frida Roemer from Copenhagen, lounging on the island's White Beach. "The clear water, the white sand ... I extended my ticket because I just liked it so much."

Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:      

Cloudy and cool with occasional rain today.  Also areas of fog.  Highs in the 50s.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have advanced to the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals just two years after a 10-72 season.

The 76ers wrapped up their quarterfinal series in five games as Joel Embiid scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat. Ben Simmons added 14 points and 10 boards amid a raucous crowd that included rapper Meek Hill, who sat courtside just hours after being released from prison.

JJ Redick led Philadelphia's offense by shooting 5-for-10 from 3-point range and finishing with 27 points.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats have won two special elections for the New York state Senate, but Republicans will remain in charge of the chamber. In Westchester County, Democrat Shelley Mayer beat Republican Julie Killian. In the Bronx, Democrat Luis Sepulveda easily dispatched Republican Patrick Delices. Democrats now have a one-seat majority; but even before the results of two special elections Tuesday in the State Senate were decided, the lone Democratic Senator who caucuses with the Republicans says he’s sticking with the GOP. That means Democrats will likely not control the Senate any time this year.

Bill Protecting Reverse Mortgage Applicants Advances

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  Legislation aimed at better protecting consumers who are applying for reverse mortgages is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.

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