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Top Stories: U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem; Early Voting Begins For Runoff Elections

May 14, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas minister Robert Jeffress delivered the opening prayer during Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The pastor of First Baptist Dallas has been a vocal supporter of President Trump. The decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem has been fraught with controversy. Palestinians and Israelis both claim Jerusalem as their capital. Past U.S. presidents have historically declined to weigh in on the dispute over the city.

Other stories this morning:

  • Polls are open in early voting for the May 22 primary runoff elections. Here’s a voter’s guide on North Texas runoff races.
  • There’s been a lot of criticism about artificial sweeteners, but what’s the big deal? A dietitian explains in this edition of Vital Signs.

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