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Protests raged in Gaza City and West Bank early this week in response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He officially made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

A protestor holds torn representations of American and Israeli flags during a protest at the Unknown Soldier Square in Gaza City. Photo: Adel Hana / AP

Palestinian demonstrators burn representations of Israeli and American flags during a protest in Gaza City. Photo: Khalil Hamra / AP

Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank. Photo: Mahmoud Illean / AP

Palestinians holds posters of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in the West Bank City of Ramallah. Photo: Majdi Mohammed / AP

Women chant slogans and hold Palestinian flags during a protest at the Unknown Soldier Square, in Gaza City. Photo: Adel Hana / AP

A girl with a Palestinian flag and Arabic that read "Jerusalem is for us" painted on her face chants slogans during a sit-in in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: Bilal Hussein / AP

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Biden will reverse Trump's attempt to lift COVID related travel restrictions

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The incoming Biden administration will reverse President Trump's last-minute order to lift COVID-19 related travel restrictions, Jen Psaki, the incoming White House press secretary, tweeted.

Why it matters: President Trump ordered entry bans lifted for travelers from the U.K., Ireland, Brazil and much of Europe to go into effect Jan. 26, but the Biden administration will "strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19," Jen Psaki said. Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Trump will no longer be president by the time the order is set to go into effect.

Dominion sends cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

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Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sent a cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell over his spread of misinformation related to the 2020 election.

Why it matters: Trump and several of his allies have pushed false conspiracy theories about the company, leading Dominion to take legal action. It's suing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation and $1.3 billion in damages, and a Dominion employee has sued Trump himself, OANN and Newsmax.

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Episode 5: The secret CIA plan

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Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 5: Trump vs. Gina — The president becomes increasingly rash and devises a plan to tamper with the nation's intelligence command.

In his final weeks in office, after losing the election to Joe Biden, President Donald Trump embarked on a vengeful exit strategy that included a hasty and ill-thought-out plan to jam up CIA Director Gina Haspel by firing her top deputy and replacing him with a protege of Republican Congressman Devin Nunes.

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