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As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous

December 8, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted.
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Trump aides considered new Twitter rules after troublesome Flynn tweet

December 8, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Kevin Liptak | CNN
As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted.
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U.S. allies worry Jerusalem decision will hurt peace talks

December 7, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Israel is the only country praising President Trump Thursday for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. There are fiery protests in the nearby West Bank. Iraq's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador, France's president said he disapproves of the move and Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible.
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Powerful allies molded Trump’s view on Jerusalem

December 7, 2017
Julie Pace, Jonathan Lemire | The Associated Press
The decision reflects the influence of powerful allies in Trump’s inner circle, including Vice President Mike Pence and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, men determined to coach Trump on the issue and its importance to conservative Jews and evangelical Christians.
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Against advice, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

December 6, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump is set to reverse nearly seven decades of U.S. Middle East policy, as he is expected to announce that Washington will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The president plans to tell the State Department to begin moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv.
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Trump breaks another party norm with renewed support for Roy Moore

December 6, 2017
Michael Scherer, Sean Sullivan, David Weigel | The Washington Post
Donald Trump tore up yet another page in the Republican rule book this week with his full-throated re-endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, giving political cover to a man accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including one who says he touched her when she was 14.
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