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'US Embassy' sign in Arona neighborhood in Jerusalem. Photo: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The White House announced tonight the presidential delegation to the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th, and President Trump's name was not on the list.

Between the lines: The statement referred to "Jerusalem, Israel" – a sign of Trump's December 6th 2017 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Until today the U.S. government only referred to Jerusalem without stating if it is part of Israel or not.

  • According to the White House statement: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will lead the delegation, joined by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt.
  • The U.S. delegation will arrive in Israel on May 13th to participate in a festive reception Prime Minister Netanyahu will hold to all international guests. The delegation will leave on May 15th.

The Jerusalem municipality added road signs today guiding in the direction of the new embassy, and the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv twitter handle was changed today to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

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Why it matters: Abbott's remark on "Fox News Sunday" comes amid increased backlash over the incident, with President Biden saying, "I promise... those people will pay,” and the Department of Homeland Security launching an investigation.

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The number of people looking to become online influencers has exploded during the pandemic.

Why it matters: Almost anyone can find themselves in a position to become an influencer, and brands are throwing billions of dollars at online content creators.

At least 3 dead after Amtrak train derails in Montana

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An Amtrak train derailed near Joplin, Montana, resulting in at least three deaths and multiple injuries to passengers and crew on Saturday, per authorities and a company statement.

The big picture: 141 passengers and 16 crew members were estimated to be on the Empire Builder train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, when eight of the 10 cars derailed about 4p.m., Amtrak said early Sunday.