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Trump desire to renegotiate Paris deal 'incoherent' and 'clumsy'

The decision by United States President Donald Trump to leave the Paris Agreement on climate change was a "temporary speed bump" in continuing to create a resilient economy. Under former President Barack Obama , the USA had agreed under the accord to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below 2005 levels by 2025. Read More »

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white saviour complex'

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The family of alleged stabber Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, said in a statement Thursday that "We can not begin to understand this senseless act" and that they denounce violence, bigotry and racism. They are also discussing an endowment or scholarship program in honor of Namkai-Meche, a recent college graduate, whose "enthusiasm was infectious" according to his family. Read More »

Rice Sluggish To Start But Beat Texas Southern

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On the other hand, the team that loses will have to play an elimination game versus the victor of Rice versus Texas Southern , a game that will be played before LSU vs. Derrick Mount singled Bobo in to cut LSU's lead to 4-2 and stole second. Smith's two-out throwing error allowed Kamren Dukes to reach second, and Dukes came around to score on a single by Camacho that gave TSU a 3-0 lead. Read More »

Trump decides to not move US Embassy to Jerusalem

And it's important to note that, while in Israel, Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall , one of Judaism's holiest sites, in East Jerusalem - which the Palestinians want as their capital. Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis criticized President Donald Trump's announcement Thursday that he would not immediately be ordering the relocation of the U.S. Read More »

Trump withdraws from Paris climate pact; world leaders push back

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The United States - the world's second largest greenhouse gas emitter after China - pledged in the Paris climate deal to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming by 26 per cent in a 20-year period by 2025. Bloomberg is U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for cities and climate change. The White House said the US will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the Paris accord, although domestic ... Read More »

Williamsburg speller eliminated in preliminary round of national spelling bee

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Unfortunately, as Tulsa NCB affiliate KJRH reports , Fuller didn't make it to the final rounds; though she spelled both words correctly, she didn't pass the written test and therefore was eliminated. "I do if I don't win this time , " she said. Lourcey, who just finished eighth grade, said he prepared for the bee by skimming over the list of 400 words that spellers could get in the preliminary rounds. Read More »

Comey Expected to Testify About Trump Conversations as Early as Next Week

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Former FBI director James B. Comey is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Thursday at 10 a.m., the committee announced Thursday. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says trump is scheduled to meet Tuesday with John Pistole, the former head of the Transportation Security Administration. Read More »

US Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

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The committee is investigating Russia's campaign meddling and possible ties to President Donald Trump's associates. "I don't know. But I know there was sufficient intelligence.to warrant investigation by the (FBI)". The committee is also looking for ways to obtain documentation of Trump's conversations with top intelligence and law enforcement officials involved in a separate federal Russian Federation probe. Read More »

US Supreme Court sets 10-day deadline for Muslim travel ban filings

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Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday night to hear arguments on an expedited basis and to reinstate his executive order on travel in the interim. Should the Supreme Court decline to issue the temporary stay, the government is asking that the court agree to put the case on an accelerated schedule that would allow the justices to schedule arguments at the beginning of the fall term in October. Read More »

Explosion at plant in Columbia County

Emergency crews were still searching for a third worker. The names of both victims are not being released until family has been notified. The blast late Wednesday night at the corn milling plant left 13 others injured. Didion has also paid fines and settlements with state and federal regulators over workplace safety and environmental protection violations. OSHA hasn't cited the plant for anything since, records show. Read More »

Trump says Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

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The former CT senator flashed a thumbs up as he left the White House on Wednesday after meeting with Trump and said they had a "good meeting". Republican Sen. Momentum slowed Friday on the expected nomination of former Connecticut Sen. Lieberman was first elected to the Senate in 1988. Mr Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with Al Gore , then the sitting vice president. Read More »

Fighter Jets Scrambled to Escort Passenger Flight From LA to Honolulu

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The incident occurred about 30 minutes into the flight, which departed LAX at 8:34 a.m. and was scheduled to land at 11:35 local time in Honolulu . The FBI subdued the passenger after he was lunging toward the cockpit door with a laptop during the flight, NBC Nightly News reported via Twitter on Friday, citing the Transportation Security Administration. Read More »

Two Colorado students advance to next round in National Spelling Bee

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When her group of spellers took the stage, Edith was conspicuously absent, her seat empty. "The hard part for me is vocabulary". Rana would repeat spellings "over and over and over again", he said. "It's been a great day", Debbi Mills said. The victor will get cash and prizes totaling more than $43,000. Next school year, Maia will attend Bishop Gorman High School. Read More »

Senate Republicans Sound Increasingly Pessimistic About a Health Care Deal

He said that the House-passed GOP health plan was "dead on arrival", and that "I don't see a comprehensive health-care plan this year". The ill-advised House plan specifically prohibits Medicaid patients from coming to Planned Parenthood for basic healthcare services, such as birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and well-woman exams. Read More »

House committee issues more subpoenas in Russia probe

It is possible that the Trump White House could try to raise executive privilege claims in arguing that any conversations with the president could not be discussed publicly. USA intelligence agencies reported in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to Republican Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

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As for the winner's speech, Ananya says she wrote it as motivation to study more. Ananya described her win as a dream come true. She rarely took even half her allotted 2 minutes to spell. By yesterday afternoon, just 15 spellers were still standing and went on to compete for the championship whose final rounds were broadcast live. Rohan, a 14-year-old eight-grader, will receive $30,000. Read More »

House Russia probe veers close to dysfunction at end of rocky week

Nunes's subpoenas were not endorsed by Democrats on the Intelligence Committee, and Rep. "According to a tally by USA spy agencies, the House Intelligence Committee requested five to six unmaskings of US organizations or individuals related to [Donald] Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton between June 2016 and January 2017", the Washington Post reports . Read More »

Comey clear to testify about Trump talks, says special counsel

According to The New York Times , those interactions included a dinner during which Trump told Comey to "pledge his loyalty", and an Oval Office meeting where he was asked to close a probe on Flynn . The news comes a week after The Washington Post reported that Trump didn't just try to cock-block Comey, but also the director of the NSA and the director of national intelligence. Read More »

Conflicting stories about Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is bring considered to play a role, and has been spotted at the White House on several occasions over the past week. officials briefed on the probe. "Even if Mr. Kushner has in fact divested from 666 Fifth Avenue, it appears his immediate family stands to benefit from a deal with [Chinese holding company] Anbang, potentially violating federal ethics laws that bar 'an employee [from using] his public office for his own private gain ... Read More »

Kathy Griffin Breaks Down, Says Trump 'Broke Me'

We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. The California GOP later sent out a fundraising email calling Griffin's photo shoot disrespectful and obscene. According to new reports, the very last venue on her Celebrity Run-In comedy tour canceled her appearance that was set to take place on June 17. Sen. Read More »

3rd worker found dead after blast at Wisconsin corn mill

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The cause of the Wisconsin corn mill explosion is still being investigated, the Miami Herald reports. OSHA records show the plant was cited in 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards, and that plant filters lacked an explosion protective system. Read More »