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Nikki Haley. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened to stop U.S. financial contributions to the body if the UN votes for President Trump to rescind his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Axios contributor Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 News reports. The General Assembly is expected to vote in favor of the resolution calling on Trump to rescind.

"The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out in this assembly. We will remember it when, once again, we are called up to make the world's largest contribution," Haley said.

The backdrop: The U.S. vetoed a Security Council vote — supported by 14 member states — calling on Trump to rescind his declaration. Haley said the U.S. will go ahead with its plans to build the embassy in Jerusalem regardless of the outcome of the General Assembly vote.

Per Ravid...

  • "Canada considered voting against the UNGA resolution on Trump's Jerusalem announcement but changed vote to abstention after hearing Trump's threats in order not to be perceived as US puppet, Western diplomats tell me."
  • "Israeli diplomats: US, South Sudan, Guatemala, Togo, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau, Marshal Islands will vote against the UNGA resolution on Trump's Jerusalem announcement"

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Kim Potter, the former police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright outside Minneapolis on Sunday, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput told the Star Tribune Wednesday.

Why it matters: The shooting of the 20-year-old Black man in Brooklyn Center, Minn., just ten miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year, has reinvigorated Black Lives Matter protests and led to three consecutive nights of unrest.

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In the past year as the pandemic raged on, some of the world's most valuable companies continued to grow and compensate their workers well above national medians – interns included.

Driving the news: Workplace review platform Glassdoor published its 2021 report today on the 25 highest paying U.S. internships.

Biden on Afghanistan: "It is time to end America’s longest war"

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President Biden will say in a speech Wednesday that it's "time to end America’s longest war," as he sets out plans to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, according to prepared remarks.

Driving the news: "I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth," Biden will say. "It is time for American troops to come home."