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USA signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

The assent to the Arctic Council's declaration comes as the Trump administration has a delegation in Germany to attend United Nations climate talks, a follow-up to the Paris agreement focused on implementation. But it did not recommit council members, including the United States, to meeting the accord's emissions reduction pledges. Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, whose country will chair the council for the next two years , praised USA leadership in the Arctic Council but added that ... Read More »

White House was warned on Flynn, says former official

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She declined to discuss the nature of that conduct, but press reports indicated that Flynn and the ambassador talked about USA sanctions against Russian Federation. Spicer continued, "I think if you flip this scenario and say, what if we had just dismissed someone because a political opponent of the president had made an utterance, you would argue that it was pretty irrational to act in that manner". Read More »

Montclair Memorial Day Tribute

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On Sunday, May 28, Goodland Cemetery will be the site of a program at 1 p.m. A flag presentation to American Legion Ernest A. Love Post 6 for the flag raising will be by the Camp Verde Cavalry and Arizona Rough Riders Troop 1A. Sunday sunset service at Veterans Park on Waterloo Road. Parade grand marshal: John Kennedy; speaker at the service: Capt. Nancy A. Simmons. Kevin Dill, Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission executive director, will be the guest speaker. Read More »

Huma Abedin Files for Divorce After Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea

He said Friday that he has apologized to the girl and has entered " intensive treatment " in the process of understanding the " depths of my sickness ". Anthony Weiner was charged with, and pled guilty to, transferring obscene material to a minor, according to Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and William F. Read More »

Last-ever performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus

Sunday night, after 146 years of entertaining "children of all ages", Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus will cease operations for good. Elephants were removed from the shows previous year. PETA is taking credit for closing the show and putting hundreds of people out of work. Ringling had two touring circuses this season, one ending its run earlier this month in Providence, Rhode Island . Read More »

Trump Shared Relief Over Comey Firing During Meeting With Russian Officials

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The White House has denied a media report suggesting that President Donald Trump had asked the sacked FBI chief James Comey to end the investigation against former national security adviser Michael T. That's increased the appetite on Capitol Hill to hear directly from Comey himself. The Senate bombshell came on the heels of the new administration's Deputy Attorney General appointing a special counsel in a separate probe on the matter. Read More »

Dozens Walk Out at Notre Dame to Protest Pence

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The university and campus police department had been made aware of it as well. Notre Dame , in the city of South Bend, is one of the country's most prominent Catholic universities . Dimaro's parents too walked out with her. More than 100 people walked out, organizers said. During his address, Pence slammed the "noxious wave" of "administration-sanctioned political correctness" sweeping across USA college campuses and praised Notre Dame as an island in a "sea of conformity". Read More »

Ringling Bros. owner calls final shows 'a celebration'

In May 2016, the company removed elephants from its shows, but ticket sales continued to decline. Feld Entertainment blames declining attendance and high operating costs for its end. The circus's final show will be broadcast live on Facebook and streamed on YouTube . Feld finally gave in after years of misleading and false charges from PETA resulted in protests everywhere the circus performed. Read More »

Rockies Hit 4 HRs, Extend Franchise-best Start in Win Over Reds

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Colorado (28-17) moved to 26-0 when leading after seven innings to take two of three in the weekend series. Asher Wojciechowski (WOE'-joe-howski), who was called up before the game to help the Reds' overworked bullpen, gave up one hit in 3 2/3 innings for his first major league win. Read More »

Danielle McLaughlin: Trump didn't just throw the Federal Bureau of Investigation boss under a bus

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Trump defended the struggle by his administration to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey this week. "I don't know if there was collusion or not", Clapper said during an interview Friday with MSNBC. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Trump pressed Comey for a pledge of loyalty over dinner only a week after his inauguration, according to an account by two associates of the lawman. Read More »

Gulf states, U.S. ink MoU to curb terror financing

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Drive them out of your places of worship". Drive them out of your community. "The first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to the foot soldiers of evil". A picture of Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi with their hands on a glowing orb has the internet confused-prompting comparisons with Lord of the Rings , Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and other films. Read More »

Donald Trump facing impeachment bid, heading overseas

Trump, a Republican, has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates. The president's scandals are of a "Watergate size and scale", said Senator John McCain of Arizona. Furthermore, there are not so many people who really desire it, he added. Read More »

'Cloud Computing' 13-1 Long Shot Wins 142nd Preakness by a Head

Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, wins the 142nd Preakness Stakes horse race ahead of Classic Empire, ridden by Julien Leparoux, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore . In the Derby, Classic Empire was slammed by McCraken at the start and pinballed among horses as they headed for the first turn. That led Pletcher, who was thrilled with the colt's preparations at Pimlico, to speculate Always Dreaming might lack the stamina to run on two weeks' rest. Read More »

Bill Horschel outlasts Jason Day to take AT&T Byron Nelson

Do I have as much talent as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlory? Marc Leishman recorded the equal second best round of the day (67) to be the next best of the Australians when he tied for 13th, Rod Pampling was 59th, Geoff Ogilvy 61st and Greg Chalmers 72nd. Read More »

Insight and Analysis on the American Health Care Act

The House bill does not do that, said the AARP, calling it a "deeply flawed" and "harmful bill for older Americans", particularly since it would allow insurers to charge people age 50 to 64 five times the premium prices charged younger customers. Read More »

Health care law changes would reduce tax credits

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So the state of Montana will be forced to make devastating decisions: cutting critical health services, cutting the number of people served, and/or cutting the reimbursements to hospitals and other health care providers. In the years since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, the uninsured rate fell toabout 10 percent, the lowest level in US history. "To properly finance them is extremely expensive, which is why they tend to be underfunded, resulting in inadequate access to coverage for ... Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified missile, day after threatening U.S. yet again

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A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a USA missile defense system opposed by Beijing. Admiral Harry Harris Jr urged nations not to get adopt a sense of complacency in the face of increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea test-launched a missile on Sunday that many experts believe could be its most advanced yet. Read More »

Dozens injured after tornadoes rip through Wisconsin, Oklahoma

It paves the way for state agencies to provide assistance to those impacted by the storm that destroyed 38 mobile homes near Chetek, and badly damaged almost a dozen more. a subdivision south of Elk City, Oklahoma , almost 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. No other injuries were reported. On the other hand, the person died in the state of Oklahoma was killed a housing subdivision near Elk City, which destroys at least 40 homes. Read More »

Santorum warns Trump on impeachment: This can't continue

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On Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 370 points recording its worst day since September previous year, following news that Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to "let go" an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Read More »

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Pence will become the first vice president to deliver a commencement speech at Notre Dame when he receives an honorary degree on Sunday, according to the university. Several other groups will protest the speech off-campus, including Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky, the Nu Black Power Movement and Alliance for Democracy, the Washington Post reports . Read More »

White House lawyers research impeachment procedures

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Republican Trump has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates. Some leading Democrats have cooled talk of impeachment, with senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, telling reporters Wednesday "No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office". Read More »