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Justices take Israel passport case

Suit involves law linking Jerusalem to the Jewish state

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Congress has the ability to require the State Department to treat Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in U.S. passports, in a case that touches on generations of conflict in the Middle East, as well as the dueling roles of Congress and the president in the conduct of foreign affairs.

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Teen stowaway raises security alarms

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. The boy survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. "Kid's lucky to be alive," Simon said. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Chris Sugidono)

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