‘With inexplicable strength,’ Ra’anana woman saves family from terrorist

Police officers stand over Mahmoud Faisal Bisharat, a Palestinian who entered Israel illegally and stabbed three people in Ra'anana on December 19, 2015. (Screen capture: Facebook)

Police officers stand over Mahmoud Faisal Bisharat, a Palestinian who entered Israel illegally and stabbed three people in Ra’anana on December 19, 2015. (Screen capture: Facebook)

Friend of Dikla Dvir, who pushed knife-wielding Palestinian from her home, describes harrowing living-room skirmish

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Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

This law enforcement booking photo from the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff’s office shows John Leo Davis. Police in Goodyear, Ariz., say Davis is accused of fatally stabbing his wife after she confronted him about slapping one of their kids for playing video games. According to police, the couple’s seven children were in the family home Thursday, March 26, 2015, when the mother, identified as Michele Davis, 35, was killed. A 14-year-old daughter witnessed the stabbing and called 911. The husband also called 911, reportedly saying he’d lost his mind and stabbed his wife.(AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

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Miraculous Word of God saves single mother

A woman recently attacked by an intruder at her home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan reportedly preached to her intruder, who stopped attacking her when she told him “God loves you.”     (Photo: Screenshot via WXYV-TV)

Home Intruder Flees After Single Mom Preaches Bible Verses, Tells Him ‘God Loves You’ as He Attacked Her

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Detroiters Living Amid Ruins Resist Moving as City Reorganizes

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(Bloomberg.com)  On both sides of Dorothy Wafer’s Detroit home sit rows of crumbling houses among trash-strewn lots. A body was found in a car down the street last month, and there was an attempted rape, she said.

There’s no place like home, though. Wafer, 61, last week planted roses in front of her two-story house, with islands of hostas, lilies and carnations in the yard and icicle lights on her chain-link fence.

“I might live in a ghetto, but I’m not a ghetto person,” said Wafer. “This is what I know, and I don’t want to move.”

Detroit, which filed the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy on July 18, has almost 150,000 vacant parcels and 700,000 people on 139 square miles (360 square kilometers) after losing more than half its population since the 1950s. Planners envision farms and other nonresidential uses for empty land, and creating population-dense areas where it’s easier to offer services. Yet residents such as Wafer have kept gracious homes, put down roots and don’t want to move.

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