U.N. AS­SEM­BLY BLAMES IS­RAEL FOR VI­O­LENCE

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» The U.N. UNITED NA­TIONS Gen­eral As­sem­bly ap­proved a Pales­tinian-backed res­o­lu­tion Wed­nes­day blam­ing Is­rael for vi­o­lence in Gaza af­ter nar­rowly re­ject­ing a U.S. de­mand to add a con­dem­na­tion of at­tacks on Is­rael by Gaza’s Ha­mas rulers.

The votes re­flected wide con­cern in the 193-mem­ber world body that the res­o­lu­tion spon­sored by Arab and Is­lamic na­tions was one-sided and failed to even men­tion Ha­mas which has fired over 100 rock­ets at Is­rael — an is­sue the United States at­tempted to rec­tify in its amend­ment.

Since near-weekly mass protests be­gan March 30 along the Is­rael-Gaze border, more than 120 Pales­tini­ans have been killed and over 3,800 wounded by Is­raeli army fire. The over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of the dead and wounded have been un­armed, ac­cord­ing to Gaza health of­fi­cials. Is­rael says Ha­mas uses the protests as cover for at­tacks on the border fence.

Larry Kud­low re­leased from hospi­tal af­ter heart at­tack. » Pres­i­dent WASH­ING­TON Don­ald Trump’s top eco­nomic ad­viser, Larry Kud­low, has been re­leased from the hospi­tal af­ter what the White House had de­scribed as a “very mild” heart at­tack.

Trump’s press sec­re­tary, Sarah Huck­abee San­ders, says in a state­ment that Kud­low was dis­charged from Wal­ter Reed Na­tional Mil­i­tary Medical Cen­ter ear­lier Wed­nes­day.

She says doc­tors say Kud­low’s re­cov­ery “is go- ing very well” and the pres­i­dent and his aides are happy Kud­low is back home and they “look for­ward to see­ing him back to work soon.”

Elec­tion win puts Democrats close to tak­ing Wis­con­sin Se­nate.

MADI­SON, WIS.» A Demo­cratic win in an­other Wis­con­sin spe­cial elec­tion has the party within strik­ing dis­tance of re­cap­tur­ing the state Se­nate and end­ing Gov. Scott Walker and his fel­low Repub­li­cans’ stran­gle­hold on state gov­ern­ment, a pri­or­ity for Democrats na­tion­ally as an­other round of re­dis­trict­ing nears.

Many in the party ac­knowl­edge over­look­ing lo­cal races for years, and they’re now fight­ing to claw back at least a share of power in as many states as pos­si­ble to thwart an­other round of Repub­li­can map-draw­ing.

The Na­tional Demo­cratic Re­dis­trict­ing Com­mit­tee, run by for­mer U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder, spent at least $35,000 sup­port­ing Caleb Frost­man, the win­ning can­di­date in Tues­day’s spe­cial Se­nate elec­tion.

Frost­man’s win marks the 43rd leg­isla­tive seat na­tion­wide that has flipped Demo­cratic since Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump took of­fice, ac­cord­ing to the Demo­cratic Na­tional Leg­isla­tive Cam­paign Com­mit­tee.

Wis­con­sin is among a hand­ful of states where Democrats think they can flip con­trol in at least one house, along with Colorado, Con­necti­cut, Maine and New Hamp­shire.

Trump’s Mideast team to push peace plan in re­gion. » The WASH­ING­TON White House says Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Mid-- east ne­go­ti­at­ing team will visit the re­gion next week as it fi­nal­izes its as-yet un­veiled Is­raeli-Pales­tinian peace plan and will hold talks on de­te­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tions in the Gaza Strip.

The trip comes as of­fi­cials say the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is near com­ple­tion of the plan with an eye on a pos­si­ble re­lease this sum­mer.

The Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil said Wed­nes­day that Trump’s son-in-law and se­nior ad­viser Jared Kush­ner and spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive for in­ter­na­tional ne­go­ti­a­tions Jason Green­blatt would travel to Is­rael, Egypt and Saudi Ara­bia. It said they would dis­cuss “the next stages of the peace ef­fort” and get ideas from re­gional lead­ers about “re­main­ing ques­tions the White House peace team has.”

No stop in the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries is planned, al­though the NSC said the itin­er­ary may be ex­panded. Ne­vada pimp wins GOP pri­mary, re­joices with “Hol­ly­wood Madam.” LAS

» Pimp Den­nis Hof, VE­GAS owner of half a dozen le­gal broth­els in Ne­vada and star of the HBO adult re­al­ity se­ries “Cathouse,” won a Repub­li­can pri­mary for the state Leg­is­la­ture on Tues­day, oust­ing a three­term law­maker.

Hof de­feated hospi­tal ex­ec­u­tive James Os­car­son. He’ll face Demo­crat Le­sia Ro­manov in Novem­ber, and will be the fa­vored can­di­date in the Repub­li­can-lean­ing As­sem­bly district.

Hof cel­e­brated his win at a party in Pahrump, Nev., with “Hol­ly­wood Madam” Heidi Fleiss at his side.

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