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US Presidents Gain More Authority in Jerusalem Passport Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that U.S. presidents, not Congress, have the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign nations, overturning a law that would have permitted Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports. Justices ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its authority when it approved the law in 2002 over the objections of then-President George W. Bush. The law would have forced the State Department to end its...

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