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Ben & Jerry’s founder creates Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor

A co-founder of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has created a new flavor inspired by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Ben Cohen, who founded the company with Jerry Greenfield in 1978, introduced “Bernie’s Yearning” on his Facebook page.

“Nothing is so unstoppable as a flavor whose time has finally come,” Cohen wrote. The flavor consists of a pint of mint ice cream topped by a chocolate disk that Cohen explains in a description on the container “represents the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1 percent since the end of the recession.” The disk is meant to be broken up with a spoon and mixed into the rest of the ice cream.

Ben & Jerry’s will not produce the flavor. Cohen explained that he made 40 pints of it in his own kitchen and donated 25 to the Sanders campaign to be disseminated through a public contest. Cohen and Greenfield, who have been Sanders constituents in Vermont for more than 30 years, have been steadfast supporters of the senator throughout his campaign.

Last wish: In lieu of flowers dump Trump

An obituary for a Jewish chiropractor asked those who mourn his death not to vote for Republican presidental front-runner Donald Trump.

Jeffrey Cohen’s death notice, posted Jan. 20 on the website, said the 70-year-old Pittsburgh man died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 17. The notice said Cohen as a teenager worked at a Montana ranch and he “took pride in being the only Jewish cowboy that he knew of.” It said he eventually became known as a “chiropractor to the stars,” listing as clients children’s TV host Mr. Rogers; singer Liza Minnelli, and parody songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The notice concluded: “Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump.” Donations to a charity of one’s choice or a chiropractic educational foundation Cohen founded were also acceptable.

Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump vow election rancor won’t ruin friendship

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump reportedly have decided not to let the 2016 presidential election ruin their friendship. However, they have agreed not to see each other until after the November vote, the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column reports.

Confidenti@l had reported earlier that the relationship between the two high-profile women, who exchanged baby gifts and had a frequent text messaging relationship, was strained over the attacks by their parents – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Democratic and Republican front-runners, respectively – on each other as the campaign heats up.

Both women are married to Jewish men and are expecting babies this year. Ivanka Trump has converted to Judaism. The column cited a source close to the situation as saying that Chelsea Clinton called Ivanka Trump after a particularly bad exchange between their parents. “Because Chelsea is more experienced in politics, she wanted to move forward,” the source reportedly said. “She knows not to take these things personally.”

“They’ve agreed there won’t be any secret meeting or lunches and neither is going to try and broker a truce between their parents,” the source said.

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