Trump set to recognize Jerusalem; more lawmakers ensnared in Australia citizenship crisis

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  1. Trump announces recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  2. U.S. bombers fly over the Korean peninsula
  3. Australia’s ongoing controversy over the true nationality - and supposed loyalty - of elected politicians received a fresh boost.
  4. Congressman John Conyers, an 88-year-old civil rights leader, resigned in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct accusations

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