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ACP decries withdrawal from climate agreement

And if we can, that's great. "If we can't, that's fine". "As of today, the USA will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on the U.S.". Cohn last week suggested Trump might be softening on his outright hostility toward the accord, telling reporters the president's position was "evolving" based on input from world leaders who wanted the United States to remain in the agreement.

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Spicer: President Trump's Relationship with Chancellor Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

Trump on Tuesday called Germany's trade and military spending policies " very bad " for the United States as tensions between him and Merkel increased, Xinhua news agency reported. Merkel is aware of the many voices in the USA who, after Trump's election victory last November, saw in her the last hope for rescuing liberal Western values.

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Lisa Fernandez bumps umpire, UCLA beats Texas A&M 8-2

The fired-up Bruins scored five runs in the seventh and beat Texas A&M 8-2 on Saturday in the Women's College World Series elimination game. The Bruins were able to get on the board first after a solo shot to center from Kylee Perez and earned two more runs in the top of the second, extending their lead to 3-0.

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Thousands Protest Across the Country Demanding Truth From Trump Administration

The March for Truth protesters called for an independent commission, appointed by Congress , to investigate Russian efforts to sway the election. Organizers say they're demanding an independent commission and the release of President Trump's tax returns to show potential Russian Federation entanglements.

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'Don't worry, be happy': Putin avoids criticizing Trump climate decision

Charlie Baker said Friday he made a decision to partner with other states to combat climate change after speaking with Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott and New York Democratic Gov. State Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo , both Democrats, applauded Baker for joining the alliance. "It's an important worldwide agreement on climate change", May said Friday.

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Fresno 12-year-old spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Sometimes she would blurt out questions, with little intonation - "Part of speech?" Despite English not being mother tongue to anyone of Indian origin, it is a moment of pride to recount that kids from our home ground are outshining children who are native to the language.

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Obama Slams Trump Over Paris Climate Deal

European leaders reacted with anger after President Trump's announcement. "It is time for all of us to stand up, organize, fight back, and channel our energy into grassroots political action". Reilly told Reuters the White House did not contact MIT scientists or offer them a chance to explain their work before Trump used it in his speech at the Rose Garden this week.

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Legendary southern rocker Gregg Allman to be laid to rest

Fans lined the streets from the funeral to the cemetery to pay tribute to The Allman Brothers Band frontman. His ex-wife Cher and President Jimmy Carter are planning to attend the service for family and close friends. Lehman said Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones. The photos of Cher attending the service are just heartbreaking to look at, as you know she is struggling to come to terms with the death of her ex-hubby.

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France 'corrects' White House video on climate pact facts

Despite the decision by the USA, the second biggest polluter after China, to pull out of the deal, many analysts suggest the shift to a low-carbon economy is now unstoppable, with renewable prices tumbling and new clean technology being developed and deployed.

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United States withdrawal from Paris climate accord will have sweeping impacts, experts suggest

Trump said on Thursday that the USA will leave the Paris climate deal , making it one of three countries-along with Syria and Nicaragua , the latter of which didn't believe the pact went far enough-to hold out of the deal. NBC's Kristen Welker asked Pruitt, "You're the EPA administrator; shouldn't you be able to tell the American people whether or not the president still believes that climate change is a hoax? ".

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United Nations says Trump climate move won't derail accord

The United States , now the world's second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases but historically the worst offender, will not contribute to the effort to battle global warming. On Thursday, Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015, a global agreement (undertaken by every nation except Nicaragua and Syria) to fight climate change .

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Penn State's former president sentenced to jail for role in Sandusky scandal

Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley who pleaded guilty to child endangerment, will serve three months in jail and then will be under house arrest, while former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz will serve two months in jail for their roles in the Sandusky cover-up.

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3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal

Friday, Curley was sentenced to 7-23 months, with three of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; Schultz was sentenced to 6-23 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; and Spanier was sentenced to 4-12 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and two under house arrest.

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Host Texas Tech tops DE 5-2 to open Lubbock Regional

Fans stand under the bleachers to avoid the rain during an NCAA college baseball regional between DE and Texas Tech, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Glover singled up the middle, bringing in two runs and tying the game, 5-5. The Blue Hens threatened in the bottom of the ninth, having bases loaded with two outs.

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Police respond to two "terrorist incidents" at London Bridge, Borough Market

Police said in March that 52-year-old Khalid Masood drove a auto into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge, killing four people before fatally stabbing a police officer. The other was a multiple stabbing at nearby Borough Market , a gourmet food market with several restaurants that would have been busy with diners and drinkers on a Saturday night.

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May calls London attacks as 'potential act of terrorism'

Armed police reacted within minutes and three assailants were shot within eight minutes of the first call to the emergency services. Speaking on BBC Wales' Sunday Supplement programme, UKIP AM for South Wales West Caroline Jones said: "We all agree on this atrocity being absolutely bad and my thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone who was involved last night".

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Environment minister calls US withdrawal from climate deal 'regrettable'

By then , we'll know what sort of an impact it will have had upon the American economy. The $15 million would cover the US share of the convention's operating budget, according to Bloomberg spokesperson Carl Pope. Many Christian green advocates also expressed frustration with comments made Friday by Vice President Mike Pence, a well-known evangelical. " Climate change is undeniable and it is one of the biggest threats to our present world, to the future of our planet", Guterres ...

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Bounty hunters, target killed in dealership shooting in Greenville

Dramatic video from the scene shows the moment the two bounty hunters entered the small glass cubical where Hutchinson was with their guns drawn. Fidel Garcia Jr. Fugitive Recovery and Extradition said. It's not clear if the investigators notified police before approaching Hutchinson. In an interview with FOX 4, Rick Ford, the owner of the dealership , stated the two bounty hunters had identified themselves as federal employees but had not been given permission to enter the showroom.

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MAX stabbing survivor meets one of the girls he protected

A witness later said Christian called Muslims "criminals" and yelled "get off the bus and out of this country because you don't pay taxes here". "You've got no safe place!" and "Death to the enemies of America!" The mayor called for the cancellation of a pre-scheduled " Trump Free Speech Rally " planned for next weekend, saying the event would be inappropriate and warning it may pose a risk to public safety.

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Trump's tweeted 'covfefe' becomes a NY vanity license plate

From President Trump's Twitter account to a license plate near you. The post was still available more than three hours after it appeared on his feed and no clarification has been given. The White House spokesman, during a truncated off-camera briefing Wednesday, brushed aside a question about a report that fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly that the president pressured him to end an investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russian Federation.

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Won't judge Trump for exiting Paris accord

Trump ignored the question when asked by journalists during an unrelated event with law enforcement officers, although he did joke that Thursday's decision had proven "controversial". Hendricks said the absence of $500 million contributions from the United States to the Green Climate Fund will be felt from 2018, but said it might be possible to fill the gap with "other financing mechanisms, for example through the World Bank".

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London terror attack: What we know is happening in three areas

Trump also tweeted a pledge of help and support for London. London's transport authority said London Bridge rail station had been closed at the request of the police.The police were urging the public to run to a place of safety and hide if they can not."Please remain calm, but be alert and vigilant".

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Mainieri names Poche' starter for LSU regional opener vs. Texas Southern

The Tigers went right back to work in the second with a walk to Charles Guillory to lead off and a sacrifice from Horace LeBlanc III, followed by a Dukes double to score the fourth run of the game after recording as many outs. The ball deflected to LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson , who threw to an uncovered first base. Cody Farhat also drove in two runs for topseeded Texas Tech (44-15), which will play the Sam Houston State-Arizona victor today.

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Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

The event organized by the group Patriot Prayer is billed on its Facebook page as a Trump Free Speech Rally in "one of the most liberal areas of the West Coast". Surveillance video then shows Christian turn his attention to Namkai-Meche, who was seated. Death to Antifa . You call it terrorism , I call it patriotism, you hear me? Another man stabbed while defending the girls watched from the front row at the suspect's hearing.

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For many Palestinians, Jerusalem is so close and yet so far

The holiest site where Jews can pray, it is in the Old City of east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move not recognised by the worldwide community. Following pressure and warnings from US partners in the Arab world, US President Donald Trump toed the traditional American policy line Thursday by renewing a waiver to halt moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem .

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USA states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in a rare joint statement the agreement could not be renegotiated and urged their allies to hasten efforts to combat climate change and adapt.

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NM student tripped up at national spelling bee

Riley had advanced to the national contest as the victor of the 70th annual Regional Spelling Bee, which was co-sponsored by The Daily Progress and The News Virginian in March. The competition for the spelling specialists, ages 6 to 15, concludes with finals Thursday. "I've been sort of working on roots and stems and I have a program that gives me random words in sets of 150 so I was working through those", she added.

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Chicago Protesters Blast Trump Pullout Of Paris Accord

The agreement obligates all countries to take specific actions to address climate change , to report and monitor progress toward their pledges, and to increase their commitments over time . However, it takes four years for any country to legally withdraw from the agreement, which means that the USA will officially be removed from the accord at the same time Trump's current presidency comes to an end.

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Putin Suggests US Hackers Might Have Framed Russians in DNC Scandal

Megyn Kelly's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin airs Sunday during the premiere of " Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly " on NBC. Several current and former aides of Trump are now under investigation over their alleged contacts with Russian officials.At the event, Putin also said that a child could have hacked the DNC it was so easy.

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Former FBI Director James Comey To Testify Next Week

Lichtblau's sources tell him that Comey is "Ready and eager to discuss tense confrontations that we've heard about over the last few weeks, with the President, over the Russian Federation investigation". Following his firing, it was revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director had drafted a memo after Trump allegedly pressured him to end the probe into Flynn.

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OECD holds out hope United States may return to Paris climate pact

The European Commission, the EU executive, described the United States withdrawal from the Paris climate accord , which more than 190 countries have signed, as a sad day for the global community, but said that it would seek new alliances. Tillerson said people need to recognize that the USA has a "terrific record" of reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, adding that it is "something I think we can be proud of".

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USA praises China's N. Korea efforts but anxious over SCS

China has also been infuriated by the USA deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tension with Pyongyang.

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White House Now Referring Trump/Russia Questions to Outside Counsel

Spicer referred to Kasowitz as "White House counsel", although Kasowitz - Mr. Trump's longtime attorney - is being retained as part of an outside legal team to represent him in the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

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Ex-CIA chief testifies to House panel

The orders "will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need", Schiff said Wednesday during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. Both Coats and Rogers had turned down the request, which was made to them by the President after then-FBI director James Comey confirmed investigation into the allegation.

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Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

Trump issued his initial travel ban by executive order in January, but that measure - which banned entry to nationals from seven countries for 90 days and suspended the nation's refugee program for 120 days - was quickly halted by the courts.


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