Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economy

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economyPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Leadership in Turbulent Times” spoke to Yahoo News about FDR’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the “bank holiday” he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.


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Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday celebrating the Jewish new year, begins at sundown

  1. Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday celebrating the Jewish new year, begins at sundown  Los Angeles Times
  2. When Does Rosh Hashanah 2018 Start and End? Dates and Facts About the Jewish Holiday  Newsweek
  3. Rosh Hashanah 101: Brisket, matzah ball soup & traditions explained (with recipes)  SILive.com
  4. Rosh Hashana has a message for people of all faiths  Fox News
  5. As Jews enter the Days of Atonement, some look far and wide for examples of repentance in public life  Washington Post
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Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with TalibanTaliban sources said their leaders had also provisionally agreed a four-day truce during the annual Islamic feast of sacrifice, though supreme leader Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada still had to give his final approval. Fighting has been mounting in the Taliban’s insurgency against the government in Kabul and NATO coalition forces, launched after the Islamist group was ousted from power in a U.S.-led military intervention in 2001. The truce announcement came a day after clashes erupted in the northern province of Faryab, an interior ministry official said.


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Nigerian President Buhari back from holiday: aide

Nigerian President Buhari back from holiday: aideNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his annual vacation on Saturday, his office said in a statement, as the presidential race in the country intensifies ahead of February polls. “President @MBuhari returns to Abuja from the UK, after a 10 working day vacation,” said Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s new media aide, in a statement posted on Twitter. Buhari started his vacation in London from August 3 without disclosing whether he would see his doctor while there, raising concerns about his health and his ability to campaign for re-election next year.


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Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday islandA powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said. Five children were among those killed by the shallow 6.4-magnitude early-morning quake, which sent people running outside in panic and triggered landslides on popular mountain hiking routes. Scores of aftershocks sparked fear among survivors.


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