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News and Headlines. 5/14/2018


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Israel begins celebrations to mark Jerusalem US Embassy opening

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump’s December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “the right thing to do.”

Netanyahu said, “Thank you, President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.”

Penny Nance: Here is why the US Embassy move to Jerusalem is so important to American Christians

On May 14, 1948, just after a provisional government proclaimed the new State of Israel, President Truman said: “This government has been informed that a Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine, and recognition has been requested by the provisional government thereof. The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the new State of Israel.”

In that moment, the United States made history as the first nation to recognize the legitimacy of the new Jewish state. And now, 70 years later, the U.S. is making history again as our great nation will legitimize the State of Israel, our ally and friend, by moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital.

40 nations attend opening ceremony of US embassy in Jerusalem

Of the 86 national diplomatic corps that were extended an invitation to the embassy opening, 40 have responded that they will attend, including the ambassadors from Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Romania.

Entrance to US embassy in Jerusalem (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Entrance to US embassy in Jerusalem (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

However, some countries have declined invitations, citing both ideological and technical reasons, including Russia, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Australia, Poland and Sweden.

US embassy opens in Jerusalem | Full ceremony

Jared Kushner joins Ambassador Friedman in the opening ceremony in Jerusalem. Remarks from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump on this historic day.

Israel says three ‘armed terrorists’ among 37 reported dead in Gaza border clashes

At least three of the 37 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday in clashes ahead of the Jerusalem opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel were “armed terrorists” caught trying to plant a bomb near the Gaza border fence, Israel’s military said.

Palestinian protesters burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's

May 14, 2018: Palestinian protesters burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel. (AP)

More than 35,000 protesters amassed at a dozen locations along the security fence, with many engaging in skirmishes that pushed the death toll Monday to the highest in Gaza since a 2014 cross-border standoff between the militant group Hamas and the Jewish state, according to the Associated Press.

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.

In a statement Monday, the U.N. health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year.

Fray Bentos to CHANGE iconic pie tins because MILLENNIALS ‘failed to OPEN them’

FRAY Bentos’ pie fans have been left frustrated after the iconic tins have been scrapped because millennials found them impossible to open.

Customers have long complained that getting the lid off can be a struggle.

In footage seen by Express.co.uk, people are seen desperately trying to open the pies with a tin opener, before being forced to use a sharp knife.

Bill Kidgell, a Youtuber, smashed a screwdriver into the tin with a hammer in a bid to open it and Pembo362 posted a video claiming: “This thing does not open.

In The News:

Democratic House hopeful decries ‘mansplaining’ in Congress in new ad

Hashimi said, if elected, she will protect Planned Parenthood, combat opioid addiction, ban assault weapons and fight for affordable healthcare and prescription drugs.

According to The Washington Post, Hashimi disclosed that she earned over $350,000 last year and has over $1 million in investments. Her husband, a neurosurgeon, earned over $680,000 last year.

She claimed her bid for U.S. Congress is different because she’s not aligned with “Big Pharma.”

Rep. Kelly on Clash With Maxine Waters: She’s Trying to ‘Divide Us’ With Her Rhetoric

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday to react to his fiery clash with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), accusing her of trying to divide Americans.

The two lawmakers battled on the House floor last week while debating if the automotive industry discriminates against women and people of color.

Jury selection in Missouri governor’s trial to enter 3rd day

Greitens faces a felony invasion-of-privacy charge for allegedly taking and transmitting a photo of an at least partially naked woman without her permission in March 2015. If convicted, the Republican governor could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.

Jury selection began Thursday with a pool of 160 prospects. They first filled out a questionnaire, then some were subjected to further questioning by attorneys as they sought to weed out people who could have a bias or for whom service would be too burdensome.

Sarah Sanders says whining kids best practice for dealing with CNN’s Jim Acosta

While White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cherishes her role as a mother to three children 6 years and under, she doesn’t shy away from the fact that there are difficult motherhood days – similar to dealing with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

“Both of them whine pretty regularly. They both like to ask the same questions and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit. So I think that having kids has prepared me for the job that I have right now,” Sanders responded to the Daily Caller question: “What’s more difficult: Dealing with your children on an onerous day or dealing with [CNN reporter] Jim Acosta?”

“In all seriousness, I think that having kids is great preparation for anything – especially a job you need patience for and they have certainly prepared me for this one,

Google sells the future, powered by your personal data

Until recently, most users may have either been unaware their data was being used like this or were fine with the tradeoff. Google hasseven products that each have at least 1 billion active monthly users,and they couldn’t work as well without access to users’ data.

A Google campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs

A Google campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.Connie Zhou / Google via AP file

“Google is walking a very fine line,” David Yoffie, a professor at the Harvard Business School, said in an email. “Search, plus Android gives Google amazing insight into individual behavior. Google’s stated privacy policies seem adequate, but the question that I cannot answer is whether Google’s stated policy and actual behavior are one and the same.

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of product partnerships.

Facebook said it has looked into thousands of apps till date as part of an investigation that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on March 21.

Zuckerberg had said the social network will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before the company curtailed data access in 2014.

Supreme Court rules states can legalize sports betting, strikes down anti-gambling law

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law barring sports gambling, in a sweeping decision that could soon lead to legalized sports betting in dozens of states.

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.

The decision marked a defeat for the federal government and sports organizations who fought to uphold the current ban in most states.

How Liberal Activists Are Shutting Down Choice for Birth Moms

Across the country, liberal activists are accusing faith-based adoption and foster care agencies of discrimination because they prefer placing children with married moms and dads. The situation has left faith-based agencies with a difficult choice: violate their religious beliefs about sexuality and marriage, or shut down.

Transgender: AG Sessions Ends Obama’s Mixed-Sex Prison Policy

Obama’s January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women’s prisons if the men claim a female “gender identity.”

Sessions’ revised policy says officials “will use biological sex as the initial determination” when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy documentpublished May 11 by Buzzfeed.

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