Dec 6, 2017

Protestors react to Trump's Israel announcement

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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Kenan Thompson and Hasan Minhaj to headline White House Correspondents' Dinner

Kenan Thompson on "SNL" in 2018. Photo: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via Getty Images

Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured "Saturday Night Live" cast member, will host the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 25.

And Hasan Minhaj — host of Netflix’s "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj," and the entertainer at the 2017 dinner — will return as featured entertainer.

"Billions": Season 2020

Mike Bloomberg speaks at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., on Saturday. Photo: James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP

Money alone can’t buy a presidential election, but it surely gets you VIP access.

Why it matters: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is duking it out with Billionaire Donald Trump, often on Billionaire Jack Dorsey’s Twitter and in ads on Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, all chronicled in Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post. 

Biometrics invade banking and retail

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Banks have been quietly rolling out biometrics to identify customers — verifying them by their fingerprint, voice or eye scan — and retailers like Amazon are getting into the game.

Why it matters: These companies are amassing giant databases of our most personal information — including our gait, how we hold our cellphones, our typing patterns — that raise knotty questions about data security and privacy.