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Illinois General Assembly passes bill to make trans birth certificate changes easier

Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said he could not sign off on a budget plan that he alleges started with massive tax increases and then cut some as an afterthought. Now it will take a three-fifths majority to pass a budget instead of a simple majority. Whether an agreement is reached and the budget is passed remains uncertain.

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Tillerson: Trump not 'walking away' from addressing environment

Trump ran on getting the US out of the deal, he won, and he is doing what he said he would do. Canete stressed that the European Union could continue providing leadership in the fight against climate change by creating partnerships.

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Arab League chief regrets split between Arab states and Qatar

And Qatar's food supply is now in jeopardy. The airlines' decision comes as Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all cut diplomatic ties Monday to Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and its relations with Iran. The details of the agreement that ended that standoff were never made public, but it included promises that Qatar would end its support for the Brotherhood.

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Trump Vows to Do Whatever Is Necessary to Protect US

And yet as soon as news broke about the horrific attacks in London, President Donald Trump tweeted out : " We need to be smart, vigilant and tough ". The U.S. State Department condemned what it called "the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians" in a statement, and echoed Trump's readiness to provide any assistance that British authorities request.

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School Leaders Criticize US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Malloy said that CT is "a national leader in combatting climate change " and has no intention of slowing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "This decision can not and will not deter all of us who feel obliged to protect this earth", Merkel declared.

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Cosby image goes on the line at sex trial

Cosby will be facing 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault after allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand back in 2004. The 79-year-old former comedian is going to trial for allegations that he sexually assaulted a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

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DC mayor reaffirms city's commitment to Paris climate deal

See USCM's report, U.S. Mayors Report on a Decade of Global Climate Leadership, released in Paris, here. Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger also has signed onto the Climate Mayors' agenda, which advocates for clean energy sources, efficient infrastructure, and climate-compatible economic growth.

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'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' premiere features interview with Vladimir Putin

US intelligence agencies reported in January that Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to the Republican candidate Trump over his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. I didn't even really talk to him. Putin, speaking to NBC News' Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly , said he recalled the dinner in question as a routine event.

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Al Gore Says Good Christians Support Climate Accord

On July 28, Al Gore is releasing a sequel to his 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth , which will be directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk . Al Gore giving his updated presentation in Houston, TX in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power from Paramount Pictures and Participant Media.

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Donald Trump vows to do 'whatever is necessary' to protect the US

Saturday in London when three men in a white van traveling approximately 50 miles per hour plowed through pedestrians on the London Bridge. Rowley says police are confident that the three men fatally shot by officers in the minutes after the assault were the only attackers, but there is "clearly more to do" in the investigation.

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Iran calls on Saudi, Qatar to settle disputes politically

The common denominator of these articles was their call on the United States government to reconsider its relations with Qatar and move its military air base from Al Udeid to another Gulf country. Gas-rich Doha, which has long exercised an independent streak in its foreign policy, last month denied comments which appeared on its official news agency questioning U.S.

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Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

Prosecutors say the delay enabled Sandusky to keep on molesting boys. Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier in 2010. Spanier's case revolved around a still-debated 2001 incident in which former graduate assistant football coach Mike McQueary said he witnessed Sandusky molesting a boy in the showers in the Penn State football locker room.

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Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'

Arthur's recent legal challenges have largely centered on the state's method of execution, including the use of the sedative midazolam to render inmates unconscious. The state accused him of carrying out a contract killing at the behest of Wicker's wife Judy, with whom Arthur had been having an affair; Judy Wicker was prosecuted separately and given life imprisonment.

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Powerball jackpot winning numbers 54, 41, 9, 3, 21 and Powerball 25

The Virginia Lottery says the stand-out ticket matched four of the first five winning numbers plus the Powerball number to win $50,000. Overall, there were 80,511 winners in the Garden State. Since then, 17 straight drawings have passed without a jackpot victor. Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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Off-duty Detroit officer critically injured, suspect dead following shootout

Craig said the suspect who was arrested had fled the scene at about 11 p.m.at Motor City Liquor on Gratiot and Chene, and police found him in a nearby area. That suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police also are seeking a "person of interest" who appeared at the scene in a white or silver Dodge Durango.

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Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

Conway blasted the the negative coverage of President Trump's temporary travel ban for countries identified by the Obama administration as cesspools of terrorism. George said that while the president's comments "make some ppl feel better", they don't help the order's legal case, adding at the end a very Trumpian "Sad".

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U.S. will continue to reduce greenhouse emissions, says Tillerson

Opposition came from Silicon Valley environmentalists like Tesla CEO Elon Musk , who was the first to quit a presidential advisory committee in protest. Yesterday, after Trump's announcement, Musk did exactly that, following through on his word and becoming the de facto symbol of resistance in the tech sphere.

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3 bodies found at rural Indiana home; man sought

Anyone with information is asked to call police. When a deputy arrived at the home, he knocked and then noticed a person who appeared to be dead inside. He should be considered armed and unsafe, police said. Police say he should be considered armed and unsafe, and may be driving to Tennessee, Missouri or Texas.

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EU Commissioner: Paris Deal Not Subject to Renegotiation Despite US Withdrawal

On Thursday, almost 90 mayors said they would uphold its goals. "This requires our efforts to resolve existing issues". "Even though this administration keeps saying that climate action is somehow bad for the economy, most US companies don't agree with that assessment".

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Weather Authority Forecast for Wednesday, May 31st

Lows will dip into the mid 50s with winds out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be in the lower 80s. This will bring drier air and slightly cooler air to our area. Looking ahead to the start of the work week, low pressure spins over the region, resulting in cooler temperatures in the low 60s and rainy conditions as flow shifts to off of the cold Gulf of Maine.

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French president invites American scientists, 'responsible citizens' to go to France

Macron notes that such a future is not what we want for ourselves, our children, or our world. "There is no plan B, because there is no planet B", Macron continued. The US is "shrinking, turning inward and accusing others of wishing it ill", said France's newspaper of record, comparing Trump to Charles Lindbergh, the aviator who ardently opposed US participation in the second World War.

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Three Australians affected in London attack

Of those killed one has been confirmed as Canadian national by the country's prime minister Justin Trudeau who said he was "heartbroken" but did not give further details. It was his last night in London before he was due to fly home. "For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud", Chief Constable Paul Crowther said in a statement .

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Clemson rallies for 6-3 win over UNCG in NCAAs

The top-seeded Tigers (42-20) and No. 2 seed Commodores (35-23-1) play Monday with the victor advancing to the super regionals. Charlie Barnes (5-5) took the loss, allowing 13 hits and seven runs. That could be a tall order with how the Commodores are swinging the bats. After a suspect performance in the first game Sunday - the Tigers had two costly errors - the Tigers played error-free baseball, earning themselves a ideal 1.000 fielding percentage.

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Tornado touches down near highway in Canada in dramatic video

The tornado that appeared within touching distance of the Wessels' home did not claim lives but damaged some structures. Many town residents were taking pictures of the tornado, and Mrs Wessels made a decision to post hers on Facebook and also sent them to her mother in South Africa.

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Restaurant Offers Deal in Honor of 'Covfefe' Tweet

In a since-deleted tweet at 12:06 a.m. President Trump wrote, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe " - then nothing, seemingly concluding the statement mid-thought with a typo . When asked about the tweet during an audio-only briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer added to the mystery, CBS2's Tony Aiello reported.

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Golden State routs Cleveland again, leads 2-0 in NBA Finals

Game 3 is Wednesday in Cleveland where the Cavs will look to regain the magic that helped them overcome deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in last year's Finals. This team, their offense is constant movement, so you got to be locked in, you can't take a peek somewhere and lose your man, so they make you pay. "And they have a lot of guys who can shoot the basketball, have a lot of guys who are great passers, so you've got to be alert at all times ".

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Sushma slams Trump's billion-dollar charge made while exiting Paris accord

The Minister said the ties between India and the USA since Trump took charge were growing with the "same speed" as was the case when Barack Obama was the President. Admission of new members to the NSG is done through consensus. Even though India has the backing of majority of the members, China has been blocking India's membership.

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Comey preparing to testify before Senate about Trump conversations

Mueller's separate probe could conceivably look at the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing. But requests by top administration officials - and policymakers like those that sit on the congressional intelligence committees - to identify which U.S.

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Trump raps Justice appeal in travel ban case

In its filing, the government asked the top USA court to rule on the legal standing of Trump's order, appealing a ruling by the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a nationwide block of the travel ban. - DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) June 3, 2017We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. That order has also been blocked and an appeal is now headed to the Supreme Court .

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Passengers tie man threatening to blow Malaysia Airlines plane

The flight landed safely and the passenger was arrested, police said, adding it was not terror-related. They have determined that the man had no terrorist links or associates, Mr Ashton said. Marks has reportedly been charged under the Commonwealth Crime Aviation Act of 1991 with recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft, making threats or false statements and threatening to destroy, damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft or kill or injure anyone on board.

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Joe Lieberman is top contender for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

At a recent congressional hearing, he contradicted the White House on a number of critical tops and asserted that he considered the probe of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump team during the 2016 election campaign a "highly significant investigation".

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Vladimir Putin wonders if USA hackers framed Russian Federation during presidential election

Petersburg to discuss the ongoing claims of collusion between his country and Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016. "By some calculations, it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russian Federation", he said.

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After London, Trump should not let fear dictate policy

The president tweeted: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough". After a month of high-profile terror attacks around the United Kingdom, including an incident on Saturday night in London where a van jumped a curb on the London bridge and drove into pedestrians and a fatal explosion in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert, world leaders are gearing up to talk about ways to keep the world safe.

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Trump assails London mayor for reassuring public

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the London attack , which the prime minister linked to Islamic extremism. Prime Minister Theresa May said the election would go ahead as planned on Thursday. Some observers drew a line between this tweet and others with Fox News' morning coverage of the attack.

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Manchester concert to go on despite London attack

She closed the show with a stirring rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow . Fans flocked to the Old Trafford cricket ground for the show, many of them with tears rolling down their cheeks during the performances. "So to one of the bravest people I know, you welcomed her two years ago". Grande added that she met with the mother of Olivia Campbell, one of the young people killed in the suicide bombing, shortly before the concert and her mother had told her that "Olivia would have wanted ...


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