Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

President Trump has decided to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The move has been mostly welcomed by Israel, while other key players in the Middle East caution it could spark violence and derail peace efforts. Read the story from NPR.


Russia Banned from 2018 Olympics

Citing state-supported cheating by more than 1,000 Russian athletes who used performance-enhancing drugs, the International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Russian athletes who pass doping tests will be able to compete under the Olympic flag. Read the story from NPR.


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Fires Roar through Southern California

Fast-moving wildfires fueled by Santa Ana winds are blazing across Southern California. The fires have destroyed more than 100 homes and forced thousands to flee. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.


Conyers Resigns

Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House, resigned from Congress on Tuesday, amid sexual misconduct allegations. Read the story from The AP.


Facebook Messenger for Kids

The social media company is launching a new parent-controlled Messenger app for children under 13. Read the story from The AP.