Dec 27, 2017

Report: Future Jerusalem train station could be named for Trump

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A future train station along the Western Wall will be named after President Trump, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump – following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. — Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 am. ET: 10,117,700 — Total deaths: 501,281 — Total recoveries — 5,123,827Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 am. ET: 2,548,991 — Total deaths: 125,803 — Total recoveries: 685,164 — Total tested: 30,988,013Map.
  3. World: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000 with no end in sight.
  4. Congress: Lawmakers replace handshakes and baby-kissing with virtual campaigns — Pandemic rewires the future of Congress — GOP Senate health chairman urges Trump to wear mask to end political debate.
  5. Public health: Anthony Fauci says coronavirus vaccine may not be enough to achieve herd immunity in U.S. — Health secretary says "window is closing" to get virus under control — Former FDA commissioner says aggressive action in COVID-19 hot spots won't see impact for weeks.
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In photos: People around the world mark 50 years of Pride amid pandemic

Artist Chris Williams' Pride Puppets march during the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives & Against Police Brutality on June 28 in New York City. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Events around the world marking 50 years since the first Gay Pride march in New York were canceled over the weekend because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

The big picture: Organizers of official marches in New York City and other towns instead marked the milestone with online events and visual displays. But marches still took place in several cities, albeit in reduced numbers. Per the New York Times, one of the biggest rallies took place in New York City on Sunday, where thousands attended the Queer Liberation March toward Stonewall, where the LGBTQ movement began.

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Trump: Intelligence didn't find Russian bounties on U.S. troops claim credible

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President Trump tweeted Sunday night that officials didn't brief him on alleged intelligence that a Russian military spy unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan because "they did not find this info credible."

Why it matters: Kremlin involvement with the Taliban that resulted in the death of American troops would mark a massive escalation in the U.S.-Russian relationship. Trump has already faced intense criticism over reports that he knew about the intelligence and took no action.