Good Wednesday morning. I hope you'll join me in taking a sleep survey that Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global is conducting with Axios, including a question about where your phone sleeps when you do. (We listened to your emails, and added a "None of the above" choice to the question about your industry.) Be caught napping.
Pope Francis added his voice this morning to Arab, Muslim and European objections to President Trump's plan today to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, "a move that could trigger violence in the region, derail a developing U.S. Mideast peace plan, and infuriate key allies in the Arab world and the West."
Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 News, writing on Axios, says the challenge for Trump is "how to fulfill his campaign promise of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and still get a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians — and prevent a wave a violence across the West Bank and the Middle East."
Middle Eastern and European leaders say the move will interfere with peace talks, per Axios' Erica Pandey:
Be smart: Even Bush administration alumni who are pro-Israel tell me that they find this move short-sighted — an aggravation to allies in the region when we need help with Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
"Men need to hear the story of [Old Dominion University basketball] coach Jeff Jones' recovery from prostate cancer" — Harry Minium, sports columnist for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk:
"Harvey Weinstein ... commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing," the N.Y. Times' Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor, Susan Dominus, Jim Rutenberg and Steve Eder write, based on nearly 200 interviews:
The red glow of a wildfire is reflected on the beach in Ventura, Calif., yesterday.
Tech companies are facing growing international obstacles affecting how their most valuable asset — data — flows across borders, Axios' Kim Hart and Sara Fischer report:
Social media companies also have a lot to lose to data regulation and overseas trade barriers. Here's how many of their users are located outside of North America:
The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities, AP reports:
Wait for the tweets ...
Seven years after leaving as White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama (in Oct. 2010), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced his former boss yesterday in the Windy City, at a summit on climate change that includes mayors from around the globe.
Axios AM is looking back on 2017 with 30 images from this epic year, one a day through New Year's Day.
It begins ... Donald John Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Melania Trump and his family looks on at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20.
A Lamborghini SUV ... "Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini ... at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV," AP's Colleen Barry writes: