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'Very beginning' for embassy move discussions

The White House says it's at the 'very beginning' of discussing plans to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The statement follows reports in Israeli media that President Donald Trump had imminent plans to announce the move.

Trump is scheduled to speak to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone later Sunday.

Like many presidential candidates, Trump promised to make the embassy move. But presidents have avoided following through on that pledge, in part, because of concerns that it would inflame tensions in the Middle East.

Trump won't release tax returns

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, appearing to shut the door on a decades-long tradition of transparency.

Every president since 1976 has released their returns. During the campaign, Trump refused to make his filings public, saying they were under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and saying he'd release them after that review is complete.

Conway was asked Sunday about a petition on the White House website signed by more than 200,000 people calling for Trump to release his returns.

Conway told ABC's This Week: "The White House response is that he's not going to release his tax returns."

She added: "We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care."

Polls show a majority of Americans want him to release the returns.

Women's March sets Washington rail system record

Transportation officials in Washington say more than a million trips were taken on the city's rail system Saturday - a tally that is hundreds of thousands more than on Inauguration Day and sets a Saturday record.

Metro tweeted Sunday that 1,001,616 trips were taken on the rail system on Saturday, the day of the Women's March on Washington.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel had said that on Friday, the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, just over 570,000 trips were taken on the rail system.

Lindsey Graham to support Rex Tillerson

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is joining Senator John McCain in saying he will support Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

Graham confirmed his position on CBS' Face the Nation and in a joint statement with McCain.

The two senators have urged Trump to back tougher US sanctions against Russia for trying to influence US voters by hacking Democratic emails.

Trump to address trade, immigration, security

Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, has said that President Donald Trump's first full week in office will include action on trade, immigration and national security.

Priebus suggested Trump will sign some executive orders to order some of the President Obama's policies, but did not outline specifics.

The chief of staff, during an appearance on 'Fox News Sunday', also said Trump was feeling the "enormity" of the presidency when he stepped into the Oval Office for the first time.

But Priebus said that Trump was "still the same person" and was "remarkably consistent".

Priebus said: "I can promise you he wants to make people proud."