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Why some Christians and Jews believe Jerusalem is Israel's capital

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| They believe the Bible says Jerusalem must be the eternal capital of a Jewish state — but that argument isn't universally accepted.

'Beginning of a new approach': President Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital


The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.

#MeToo movement is Person Of The Year, 'Time' says


It created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault, taking down powerful men in the process.

Russia is banned from 2018 Olympics; athletes told to compete under Olympic flag


The decision by the International Olympic Committee follows last year's McLaren Report, which said more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in manipulating doping controls.

US Rep. John Conyers resigns from Congress


U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced Tuesday that he is retiring amid allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members.

Is life better now than 50 years ago? Depends where you live.


A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids


The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

When the boom is a bust


The planned demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome failed on Sunday morning — and people had plenty to say about it.

Smoked weed and want to enlist? Army issues more waivers


"Provided they understand that they cannot do that when they serve in the military, I will waive that all day long," says Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow.