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California governor signs sweeping climate laws with big changes for state's future

State officials say California is now on course to reach a goal of reducing greenhouse gas pollution to 1990 levels in 2020, in line with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 . "Setting a dramatic, new GHG emission reduction goal without providing cost-effective and technologically feasible options as were required in original AB 32 legislation contributes to an already challenging business environment for manufacturers", Rothrock said in a statement .

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Obama: I don't take Duterte's comments personally

Duterte has refused to backtrack on his campaign against illegal drugs, despite worldwide criticism, and turned down a meeting with Ban Ki-Moon at the summit in Laos. Mr Paynor said: "He has to experience it, if you don't experience it, you don't know how it's done, you'll be grappling". After warnings from Duterte that he would not be lectured on his crime war - which is seeing police and shadowy assassins kill an average of 44 people a day - Obama urged the Philippine leader to respect the ...

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What would Donald Trump have to do to win my vote?

They want him all over Trump, starting with fact-checking his position on Iraq when Trump inevitably lies about it a few weeks from now. "They have said that they hope that he is the president because it would give more motivation to every jihadi - someone who has insulted Muslims, insulted a Gold Star family.someone who has said he doesn't want Muslims to come to our country".

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Labour leadership contenders in TV debate

But Smith said Labour would never make it to power with Corbyn as leader. Ali Campbell, the group's original lead singer and brother of two members of the rival outfit, along with fellow bandmates Mickey Virtue and Terence "Astro" Wilson would only go as far as reaffirm their support for Labour.

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Fight it the right way, Obama tells Duterte

But Obama ended up exchanging pleasantries with Duterte on the summit's sidelines. Duterte's spokesperson said he could not confirm or deny those reports, but added: "It is a family matter". President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are holding face-to-face talks on the margins of a regional summit in Laos. The two grinned and shook hands but made no substantive comments as reporters were allowed in briefly for the start of their meeting.

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India Summit: PM Narendra Modi Warns Against Rising 'Export of Terror'

In the bilateral meeting with Xi, Modi raised Indias concerns over the Dollars 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being laid through PoK and told Xi that “to ensure durable ties and their steady development, it is of paramount importance that we respect each others aspirations, concerns and strategic interests”.

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May Tells Lawmakers She's Not Going to Reveal Her Brexit Goals

But at least seven lawsuits have been brought to force the government to accept that parliament should decide whether Britain should trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal exit process, rather than the prime minister. Her comments came after Downing Street distanced itself from Brexit Secretary David Davis's suggestion that it is "very improbable" the United Kingdom can remain part of the European single market if it wishes to regain control over its own borders.

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Modi, Obama meet at ASEAN summit

He said all this in G20's host country, which also happens to be Pakistan's "all-weather friend" - China. The reference to Pakistan was clear as Modi said the country in question poses a risk not just to India but to "peace and prosperity of us all" as it has deliberately worked to reduce space for peace and increased room for violence.

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Judge Sets June 5, 2017, as Trial Date for Cosby

Steele wrote in the motion. Despite his suspicions, Cosby continued to speak with Constand's mother, discussing the possibility of paying for her graduate schooling. "We've seen a barrage of new accusers". Under Pennsylvania law , they could be allowed to testify to show an alleged pattern of behavior, even if no charges were ever filed.

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At least five killed in explosion in Syria's Jarablus: Turkish security sources

Turkish troops have again clashed with fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) on the border with the Kurdish canton of Afrin . Erdogan said the original residents of Jarabulus and al-Rai have already begun to return from Turkey. Mithat Sancar suggested that the United States and Turkey could have reached an informal agreement that while the Turkish military remains in areas close to Jarablus and does not move deeper into the Syrian territory, there will be no direct ...

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Dozens trapped in cable cars in French Alps

The ordeal began Thursday afternoon, when cables on the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable auto service got twisted, trapping 110 people in a string of cars at 3,800 meters altitude. A cable vehicle system between it and Pointe Halbronner become stuck, with 110 people on board. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m., after two cables crossed over each other, the official said.

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Get your ballots ready: Voting in White House race underway

The struggle stemmed from an appeals court decision throwing out several portions of a 2013 ballot access law, citing discriminatory intent by Republican legislators against black voters. Robeson County elections officials did not attend the packed hearing and were unaware this morning of the state board's determination. But Joyner said the NAACP may decide to focus its resources on get-out-the-vote efforts, rather than going to court to seek a few more hours of early voting.

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Clinton, Despite Claiming Otherwise, Once Did Comment on a Classified Intel Briefing

From her fight against discrimination as a young lawyer, to her distinguished service in the U.S. Senate, to her leadership overseas as Secretary of State, Hillary has embodied the qualities all Americans should look for in a President: "experience, persistence, tolerance, and strength".

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Slender Man attorney gives up on juvenile court

Anissa Weier, along with Morgan Geyser, have been in custody since they were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 stabbing attack in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee . They can appeal that decision to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Geyser, who has been diagnosed with early onset schizophrenia , has already spent months at Winnebago Mental Health Institute under a separate civil commitment.

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French prosecutor: Women who planned attack were directed by ISIS

She had written a letter pledging allegiance to the group and saying she had rallied to the call to punish France for its attacks on Muslims, Molins said. One of the two suspects in the priest's killing in northern France was known to anti-terror authorities after attempting a trip to Syria, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor said.

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Indonesian, Philippine Leaders Agree Tougher Line on Piracy, Islamist Extremism

Speaking to members of the Filipino community before his meeting with Mr. Widodo, Mr. Duterte said if Indonesian forces were in hot pursuit of pirates they could enter Philippine waters and "blast them off". Nine Indonesians are among 16 foreign hostages now being held by the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines, where Muslim separatist rebellions have raged for decades.

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Duterte Claims He Never Insulted Obama

Obama has made enhancing relationships with Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines a priority during his almost eight years in office. Obama's remarks came at the end of a grueling nine-day trip that took him to Laos and China following US stops in Nevada, Hawaii and Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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US, China condemn North Korea nuclear test

North Korea likely wanted to show the world that strong global sanctions following its fourth nuclear test and long-range rocket launch earlier this year haven't discouraged its efforts to advance its nuclear weapon and missile programs, according to Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University.

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Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable vehicle overnight, rescued

After helicopters were grounded, some people - those closest to the ground - were extracted by rescuers working from the glacier beneath them, the AP says. Emergency workers were spending the night in the remaining cable cars with blankets, warm clothing and food, French authorities told NBC News . Passengers were transferred to other cable cars that brought them down the mountain to Courmayeur in Italy.

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United Kingdom radical preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for aiding IS

The court, Britain's Old Bailey, found the 49-year-old preacher guilty of inviting individuals to support ISIS, the extremist group that Britain is waging an air campaign against in Iraq and Syria, after his pledge of allegiance to the group in an online video.

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Trapped Mont Blanc cable car passengers brought to safety

When the fog moved in, the helicopter effort was called off, and rescuers concentrated on bringing down people whose cable cars were closest to the ground, Italian rescuer Mario Mochet said. Although the majority of those trapped are adults, a 10-year-old boy is said to be among them, according to The New York Times . Those who were stuck through the night had access to emergency blankets, energy bars and water.

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Officials unsure of deal as US, Russia seek Syria cease-fire

Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been conducting airstrikes to bolster his forces for almost a year. The United States and Russian Federation have backed opposite sides in Syria's civil war, which shows little sign of ending after 5-1/2 years of violence in which half the pre-war population has been uprooted.

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USA woman on harrowing rescue from tangled French gondola

Daniele (L), 12, and his parents, who spent a night in a cable auto with 33 tourists in the French Alps, leave after being brought to the ground on September 9, 2016 in Courmayeur. "But then we got by". A tourist from Australia posted a picture on Instagram after riding the cable auto in Chamonix earlier. "At first I thought it would be OK, that I could handle the cold, it wasn't that bad", he said.

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Turkey, US 'ready to invade Daesh capital' Raqqa

Damascus denounced the intervention as a breach of its sovereignty. "We stated that would not be a problem from our perspective". Turkey has neither placed a time limit nor has it defined the extent to which its troops will advance in Syria .

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Obama condemns North Korea nuclear test, promises new sanctions

North Korea's boast of a technologically game-changing nuclear test defied both tough worldwide sanctions and long-standing diplomatic pressure to curb its nuclear ambitions. The question is whether it can play them well enough to get what its ruling regime really wants: worldwide recognition, security guarantees and, at the most fundamental level, its own continued survival.

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CBS, NBC Highlight Clinton's Bashing of Trump Following Forum

Clinton's campaign acknowledges that some of her liabilities stem from self-imposed errors, including her difficulty explaining the decision to install a private email server in her NY home. The forum underscored a debate that's rapidly becoming a focal point in the race: Is the first female presidential nominee of a major USA party being judged fairly? A new Emerson College poll shows that Donald Trump is only three points behind Hillary Clinton in Rhode Island, one of the most ...

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Hermine keeps most NJ beaches open, but with swimming restrictions

WINDS: Winds won't be almost as strong as yesterday, but gusts to 35mph could still lead to isolated power outages/wind damage. With no convection near the center and a wind field much more spread out, it has become really more of a nasty nor'easter, one that is still circulating a lot of moisture westward across New England, and southwestward across New Jersey and down to parts of the Delmarva Peninsula even at this hour.

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Turkish Forces Fire on Kobane Protesters, Kill 1 and Injured 40

The information that the Turkish military operation in Syria is allegedly aimed against the success of the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD, the Kurdish political party) doesn't correspond to reality, Kalin said .

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Saradha accused Madan Mitra gets bail

Mitra's counsel also alleged that the CBI was delaying the investigation and as such Mitra should be granted bail. But the court on Friday ruled that he is to be released on bail on condition that he would surrender his passport with the police and meet CBI officers at least once a week.

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Photos from London's Protest Against the French Burkini Ban

The French Council of the Muslim Faith has asked for urgent talks with the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, because of "growing fear of stigmatisation of Muslims in France". "They think that in the current context of terror threats, we can abandon the fundamental principles of law as embodied in the Constitution". French Health Minister Marisol Touraine posted on her blog that the bans created a "dangerous stigmatisation" and that how women dressed on the beach did not "threaten public ...

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Barack Obama hits back at Trump after Putin jibe

The discussion followed a Wednesday night national security forum in which the presidential candidates made back-to-back appearances. "Hillary Clinton spent August attending 70 fundraisers; Donald Trump spent August at 34 rallies and speeches", Trump Finance Chairman Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

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Russia says deal with USA on Syria not yet finalised

President Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican Donald Trump proves he isn't qualified to be president "every time he speaks", adding that he was confident Americans would ultimately reject the brash billionaire on Election Day. The two countries have also been involved in a series of aerial confrontation, with Britain scrambling its jets to intercept Russian bombers on the ground that they were approaching United Kingdom airspace.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Pope Francis; gives an unusual gift

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been building an artificially intelligent assistant for his home since January, and he is planning to demo it for the first time in September. We might never know precisely, but it happened on Monday. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan came face-to-face with the Pope after flying to the country devastated by an natural disaster that killed almost 250 people.

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Obama Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to hit North Korea with new sanctions and to tighten existing ones in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test. The test was indicated by a magnitude 5 natural disaster detected near North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site in the country's northeastern region. In the past, the reclusive nation has marked major anniversaries with weapons tests or other provocative actions.

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EU's Juncker says it is crucial for China to address overcapacity

So last week's ruling from the European commission that the Irish government must recoup €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes from Apple should be unreservedly welcomed. Juncker also rejected US criticism of the order for Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from Apple . Several lawyers in Europe say that Apple's arrangement with the Irish authorities was legal and theoretically available to other companies too, so it could not have received an advantage that was selective - this ...


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