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Jared Kushner leaves his political career behind to start an investment firm with offices in Israel, the Gulf, North Africa and Miami where he lives in the winter with Ivanka and his kids

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Jared Kushner, a former top White House advisor President Donald Trump who helped manage Middle East policy for his father-in-law, is set to launch a new investment firm based in his new home in Miami with offices in Israel.  The move could take Kushner, who served as a key advisor for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, away from politics for the foreseeable future, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday. The move takes Kushner away from real estate, where he took on an empire built by his own father, and connects him to a region where he helped coax key allies toward inking the Abraham Peace Accords forging new commercial ties with Israel.   Former Trump White House advisor Jared Kushner is launching a new investment firm with offices in Israel and the Persian Gulf, after helping broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors Kushner, the former chief executive of Kushner Companies, who served as the Republican president's senior adviser in

How almost two million Sydneysiders living under their harshest restrictions of the pandemic are at the 'point of no return' with exposure sites still exploding across the city - but there's one thing going right

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Life in locked down Sydney is about to get even worse for nearly two million residents in the city's Covid 'hot zones', living under harsher restrictions than they were forced to endure when the pandemic first began.   Despite five gruelling weeks of stay-at-home orders, case numbers are continuing to surge with 177 locally acquired infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of transmissions since the outbreak began last month to 2,574. But in a sign of hope for the state, vaccinations have prevented the Indian Delta from ravaging aged care homes, with just six infections in Sydney facilities and none seriously ill.  Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday confirmed restrictions would remain in effect until at least August 28 before 104 new exposure sites were listed, including busy supermarkets, shopping centres and chemists.  With eight local government areas in the city's west and south-west under tougher restrictions than the rest of the city from Thursday,

Reggie Bush will NOT get his 2005 Heisman Trophy back after being paid when he was a college athlete as his lawyer slams NCAA for 'sham investigation'

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Former NFL star Reggie Bush will remain a Heisman hopeful after the NCAA ruled his 2005 trophy will remain vacated due to benefits violations in place during his eligibility at Southern Cal. As Name, Image and Likeness bylaws were approved earlier this month, Bush made a plea to the Heisman Trust to restore the 2005 Heisman Trophy and career records with the Trojans. 'Although college athletes can now receive benefits from their names, images and likenesses through activities like endorsements and appearances, NCAA rules still do not permit pay-for-play type arrangements,' the NCAA said in a statement to ESPN.  'The NCAA infractions process exists to promote fairness in college sports. The rules that govern fair play are voted on, agreed to and expected to be upheld by all NCAA member schools.' Former NFL star Reggie Bush will remain a Heisman hopeful after the NCAA ruled his 2005 trophy will remain vacated due to benefits violations in place during his eligibility at S

'I don’t know if he was enamored with the rhetoric from the right or lost his mind': Man at Omaha Aldi store spits at mask-wearing man then SHOOTS him with BB gun because he 'was on the other team'

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An Omaha man faces felony charges, accused of spitting on another shopper in the parking lot of a Nebraska Aldi supermarket, then shooting him with a Glock-style BB gun during an apparent confrontation over masks. Kenneth Vogt, 23, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree assault and for terroristic threat after the Tuesday incident, according to the Omaha Police Department. He is currently incarcerated at a Douglas County correctional facility.  Kenneth Vogt, 23, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree assault and for terroristic threat after the Tuesday incident at the Aldi , according to the Omaha Police Department, and is currently incarcerated at a Douglas County correctional facility. Vogt's 45-year-old victim, an Omaha construction worker who asked not to be named, was hit on the lip, chin, neck and chest.  The worst of his minor injuries, he told MailOnline, were the scrapes on his knuckles from pinning the man's gun to the asphalt in the parking lo

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, 24, tests positive for COVID-19 for a second time and could miss 10 days if it's revealed he STILL isn't vaccinated

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Former NFL Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time and consequently missed Baltimore's first practice of training camp. Jackson missed one game last season, in Week 12, when he first tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It's not known if he's been vaccinated since then, but if he hasn't been, Jackson will need to quarantine for 10 days and test negative for COVID-19 before he can return.  Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Jackson's positive test after practice Wednesday and said running back Gus Edwards also tested positive. He would not go into much more detail about either case or whether either player was vaccinated.   Former NFL Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time and consequently missed Baltimore's first practice of training camp Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Jackson's positive test after practice Wednesday and said running back Gus Edwards a

Pushy parents are 'badgering teachers' to award their children higher grades and putting poorer pupils at risk, study suggests

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Wealthy  parents have been pressuring their children's teachers for good exam grades, putting poorer peers at a disadvantage. One in five teachers at schools with affluent intakes said they had been nagged by pushy parents to award top GCSE and A-level grades, a survey by education charity the Sutton Trust found. Teachers have had to decide all pupils' final grades after exams were cancelled for a second year because of the pandemic. One in five teachers at schools with affluent intakes said they had been nagged by pushy parents to award top GCSE and A-level grades, a survey found (stock image) Youngsters 'need a 5-a-day of sport'  Children must be encouraged to be more active after lockdowns saw exercise levels plunge, MPs will warn today. Last year, 100,000 fewer met the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day, Sport England figures show. A Commons committee said an equivalent of the 'five-a-day' fruit and veg campaign was needed. Covid had left the

May I return... Joseph leads way as West End comes alive again after Covid lockdown - and Jason Donovan is back too, this time as Pharaoh

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For theatre fans, it is simply the best feeling as the Covid curtain lifts from the West End at long last. After more than 16 months of disruption and closures, some of London’s biggest and best-loved shows made triumphant returns in the past week. Tina The Musical and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat were among musicals to reopen, with venues finally allowed to operate at full capacity. Living the dream: Jason Donovan as Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jason Donovan also played Joseph in the 1991 West End revival On Tuesday, The Phantom Of The Opera opened with a new cast at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Tina The Musical, which stars Aisha Jawando as singer Tina Turner, returned to the Aldwych Theatre last night. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat made a colourful comeback at the London Palladium after months of closure, with Jac Yarrow as Joseph, Alexandra Burke as the narrator and Jason Donovan – Joseph in the 1991 West End revival – playing Ph

'Mommy's dead, there's blood everywhere': Three children - ages 3, 5 and 8 - found wandering streets of San Antonio lead cops to their mother who was barely alive with stab wounds in bathtub

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Three young children wandering a dark San Antonio street early Tuesday morning told a police officer their 'mommy's dead' before leading cops back to their home where their mom was found bleeding from stab wounds in a bathtub. An officer found the 4-, 5- and 8-year-old children wandering a heavily traveled street on San Antonio's east side about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, officials with the San Antonio Police Department said in a statement to DailyMail.com. The children were found walking on East Houston Street - just blocks from their home in the Roseville Apartments complex, cops said. The cop stopped them to ask them what they were doing out so late. 'Mommy's dead and we're looking for daddy's house,' the children told the officer, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The children added: 'There's blood everywhere.' Three young children wandering a dark San Antonio street early Tuesday morning told a police officer their 'mommy's

Get ready to fry! UK summers are to hit 104F within the decade as scorching weather becomes our new 'normal' by the end of the century, forecasters have warned

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Scorching summers of 40C (104F) will become the UK's new 'normal' by the end of the century, forecasters have warned. The alarming prediction comes as experts warned that temperature and rainfall records are being smashed at a 'shocking' rate in Britain. Scientists fear the rate of global warming is spiralling out of control, saying that 'climate change is happening and it's happening now'. Scorching summers of 40C (104F) will become the UK's new 'normal' by the end of the century, forecasters have warned. Pictured: Lyme Regis in Dorset on Tuesday Lightning fire at hospital  A hospital  and house were set on fire by lightning yesterday as more dramatic weather hit the North. Around 70 people were evacuated from Trafford General Hospital in Manchester due to a ‘large fire’ that broke out during a storm. And firefighters battled a blaze at a house in Liverpool which was also reportedly struck by lightning. Northamptonshire was hit by hail sto