Daybreak: Iran Slows Uranium Enrichment
Plus Michael Moynihan on the Newtown conspiracy theories
• According to analysts, Iran has slowed its enrichment of uranium, which is a signal to some that the regime may be interested in making a deal over its nuclear program. Iran will be meeting with P5+1 countries in the new year to discuss its nuclear program. [NYT]
• Writing for the Daily Beast, Tablet columnist Michael Moynihan unpacks the various conspiracy theories making the rounds about who is behind the Newtown shooting. [Daily Beast]
• A second New Yorker in less than a month has died from being pushed in front of a subway train. [Atlantic]
• Take Ben Schott’s end of the year quiz on media, news, and pop culture. (Hopefully you’ll do better than I did.) [NYT]
• The Forward takes a look through the family tree of Nechemya Weberman, the Satmar counselor recently found in guilty of dozens of sexual abuse charges, and finds some interesting results. [Forward]
Plus a look at Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party
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