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A Step Back On Climate

But most of Canada's provinces seem determined to use taxes as their chief weapon to fight climate change. "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Trump promised during his 2016 campaign that he'd withdraw the U.S. from the deal. That's essentially false. There's nothing in the Paris treaty that says that.

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Senate to Start Drafting Health Care Bill Despite Policy Debates

The new CBO score predicts the AHCA would cover one million more USA citizens than Republicans' previous version of the bill , which the agency estimated would have left 24 million more people uninsured than Obamacare in 2026. The CBO projected that in states that waived both of these measures, consumers with pre-existing conditions would face substantially higher premiums for individual market coverage , if they could even purchase it at all.

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Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on USA climate policy. "We will continue to move forward, I expect that the next president, whether it's three years or seven years from now, will take up this cause again", Walsh said.

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Franken: Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was Yiddish For 'Bedtime'

Nearly immediately, #covfefe began trending as the mirth-makers of the Internet had their fun. The tweet - " Despite the constant negative press covfefe " - was retweeted and liked more than 100,000 times after it was posted Wednesday just after midnight Eastern time.

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Trump asks world leaders to call him on his cell phone

But now it turns out that the president's preferred method of communication with other world leaders isn't sliding into DMs. Axios reported in February that he was using it as a pager , letting friends call him on the old number, then dialing them back on his Secret Service-approved line if he wanted to talk.

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Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90

Nine Afghan security guards at the United States embassy also died as well as another guard at the German equivalent. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. "I've never seen such a powerful explosion in my life", he said. France, India, Turkey, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria similarly reported damage to their embassies, including shattered windows, as the blast drew an avalanche of global condemnation.

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Trump to Leave Paris Climate Agreement?

Trump had vowed during his campaign to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president, as part of an effort to bolster us oil and coal industries. The administrator of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, was working on details. The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX tweeted Wednesday that he's done everything possible to lobby the president to keep the U.S.in the treaty.

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Two Republican Senators Temper Expectations On Completely Scrapping Health Law

Democrats , when they were in power in the Senate, ended the filibuster on confirming executive branch appointments and most judges in 2013 , while Republicans ended the filibuster for Supreme Court justices earlier this year. Wading back into the politically suicidal waters of repealing the Affordable Care Act and leaving millions of Americans without health insurance coverage, GOP Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said on Wednesday that Obamacare will be history "by the end of July".

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Senate debates $11.8 billion state budget

After that, House and Senate Republicans will hammer out a final budget bill to present to Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper, who has criticized the plans from both chambers. His tweet Tuesday and a previous one over the weekend raised new questions about how he views the tax overhaul and the health-care plan. Whatever dollar figure the Senate lands on will have to be negotiated with the House.

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President Trump Honors Fallen Service Members

The president said while "we can never replace" or repay fallen service members, "we can always remember". In Rome, Melania fixed her hair as Trump was about to hold her hand after they were getting off Air Force One. "Special, special people", he added. Trump also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After the ceremony, the president visited with families in Section 60 of the cemetery, where most of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

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Trump covfefe tweet ridiculed worldwide

Earlier this month, a report came out in the Wall Street Journal that a sit-down intervention was staged to express concern that the president could tweet , or has tweeted, something that could be legally used against him in the future.

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'Get a W;' Jose Quintana looks to maintain focus vs. Chris Sale

Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago , and Eddie Butler (2-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. "This ballpark played extremely small here tonight, but Chris Sale gave us everything he had to get through five innings to get a win for himself and us", Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

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N Carolina gov't spending bill heading to House budget panel

But McConnell and Senate Republicans reworked the rules so that the 60-vote rule no longer applied. The GOP is using a process known as budget reconciliation in trying to pass bills to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and the tax system.

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Google Trends list of America's most misspelled words

New rules this year are aimed at preventing tie endings like last year's, when joint winners both got $40,000 cash prizes. You can watch the two days of spelling bees on ESPN. In Georgia, the word most searched for was "gray". The competition for the spelling specialists, age 6 to 15, concludes with finals on Thursday. Serena Huberty of Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake will be speller No.

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Trump expected to pull U.S. from Paris climate accord

It is unclear whether Trump has the votes. Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the US out of the deal. Aside from facing worldwide pressure to stay in the accord, Trump also dealt with strong opposition back in the United States, and reportedly even from within his White House.

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US white supremacist shouts about free speech in court on murder charges

Christian may have directed slurs at two young women whom witnesses described as Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson told CNN . The mother of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche has asked Trump to encourage Americans to protect and watch out for each other. After several attempts to get Christian to calm down, he made a sudden move in the direction of victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche, who responded by standing up.

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Health care bill would have a major impact on premiums, CBO finds

This is just one of the effects that would lead, overall, to 51 million non-elderly Americans lacking health-care coverage in 2026, rather than the 28 million who would go without under current law. Acknowledging that it can't pinpoint which states might seek the waiver, CBO analysts project that one-sixth of the US population reside in states that could choose not to cover essential health services and may opt to charge people with preexising conditions more in in premiums than healthy ...

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Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

Clinton later turned more serious at the event near Los Angeles, saying Trump and his allies were using Twitter and other social media to divert attention from questions about the influence of Russian Federation during the presidential campaign or the Republican health care bill.

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Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'

University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Jason Furtado said blowing past the 2-degree mark would be a potential "tipping point" that would lead to "a new and irreversible state in the climate system". The League of Conservation Voters spewed invective at the Trump administration Wednesday, calling the reported decision "a new low" and a "wildly irresponsible decision", saying it "prioritized polluter profits over kids' health".

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Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended

According to Loehmann, Rice was holding what appeared to be a weapon, which later turned out to be a toy pellet gun. Loehmann shot Tamir less than three seconds after arriving at Cudell Recreation Center. The penalties were announced by Michael McGrath , director of Public Safety, at a Tuesday news conference. When he applied for the job, he told Cleveland police that he had resigned from the police force in a nearby suburb for "personal reasons".

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Trump to announce decision on global climate pact soon

It comes amid reports that Trump plans to withdraw the United States from participation in the agreement among almost 200 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy group, said "I don't think any other countries will follow the USA out of Paris , so if he does leave, Trump will be in splendid isolation with the leaders of Syria and Nicaragua".

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White House official says Trump expected to pull United States from Paris deal

He tends to seek counsel from a range of advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. Almost 200 nations, including the United States , agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change .

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Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

After Merkel seemed to question the durability of the US-EU alliance under Trump, urging Europeans to "take our destiny in our own hands", White House spokesman Sean Spicer tried to scotch talk of any problems. FRANKFURT-President Donald Trump keeps criticizing Germany's trade surplus with the United States. "It's frightful. We'll stop it". Merkel is running for re-election to a fourth term in next September's national elections, and it does her more good to denounce Trump than to ...

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President Trump Pays Memorial Day Tribute at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Trump, who was standing beside Gen. Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford , started swaying around and tapping his chest with his right hand while "The Star-Spangled Banner" played. Andrew Beyers (2016). Then President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery on January 19, 2017.

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Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence committee

Trump has repeatedly dismissed allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russian Federation ahead of the presidential election . Questions have been raised - including by Republicans on the committee - about why those names weren't redacted and were distributed between intelligence agencies during the transition period between the two presidential administrations.

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New Jersey Powerball winners use jackpot to help others

A large chunk of money is up for grabs as Wednesday night's Powerball drawing approaches. To win the jackpot, a ticket must match all five numbers plus the Powerball number. The Megabucks Doubler jackpot is also large. Allowed to remain anonymous by IN law after setting up a limited liability corporation, he claimed his prize on March 10.

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House, Senate accuse each other of inaction on critical legislation

One bill would require an automatic vote if cities and counties increase local property tax revenues beyond a certain amount, and the other would restrict the restrooms that transgender people can use in government buildings, schools and universities.

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Trump to decide on Paris climate deal in 'next few days'

Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp [MUYEY.UL], an Ohio-based coal company and major Trump campaign donor, urged Trump to withdraw . "Advisory councils simply provide advice and attending does not mean that I agree with actions by the Administration", Musk said in February.

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Portland stabbing suspect appears in court

Christian faces multiple charges, including aggravated murder and attempted murder . His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholl, did not immediately return a call. Simpson also said that Christian was maced the day before the deadly attack. One of the teens, Destinee Mangum , 16, told CNN affiliate KPTV that Christian "told us to go back to Saudi Arabia ", and said that "we should just kill ourselves".

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Mother praises men killed defending her daughter in Portland attack

Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian , a 35-year-old convicted felon, entered the courtroom yelling "Free speech or die, Portland ". Court documents said that Christian yelled "go home, we need American here" and "Free speech or die", which he repeated Tuesday.

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House teacher pay plan helps most experienced

The House budget proposal allocates $181 million for teacher raises, sets aside $150 for Hurricane Matthew victims and provides " most " state employees with a $1,000 raise in each of the next two years. The onus is on the Republican Senators now. Under this plan, tax policy would change as well. The House and Senate have until midnight Wednesday night to approve a spending plan for the next fiscal year with a simple majority vote .

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Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal

The first is untrue. The legislation is traveling the path of "budget reconciliation", a procedure that bypasses the three-fifths requirement. With 52 Republicans now in the Senate, along with Vice President Mike Pence who can come in and make a tie-breaker vote , this would make passing controversial legislation - like health care reform - a substantially easier feat.

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North Jackson Elementary mourns death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier

They could have left that child in that backseat, asleep. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker, center, leans forward and speaks about the interdepartmental cooperation by the agencies of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Hinds Co.

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Marion girl moving on in Scripps Spelling Bee, Dubuque girl eliminated

When her group of spellers took the stage, Edith was conspicuously absent, her seat empty. Haebin Han will not be moving on after spelling auditor wrong. EST. Three-time national bee contestants are relatively rare. Last year, Charity breezed through the first two live rounds before being eliminated based on her scores from written vocabulary and spelling tests.

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Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest

The stab wound to Fletcher's neck "missed being a fatal injury by millimeters", court papers said, quoting his doctors. His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholls, has not returned a call. A day before the attack , cellphone video confirmed by police Sgt. Pete Simpson shows Christian using expletives as he rants about Muslims, Christians and Jews on a train.


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