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Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

Except for the call with May, which focused on the recent attack in London, each conversation was about charting a path forward on climate change, global trade and sustainable development. "I am proud that President Trump puts America First". For another, Trump's team had cherry-picked the evidence, looking for the lowest number they could find-no matter if it was applicable or not-among the studies that explored the impact of the climate accord, said Erwan Monier, co-author of the study and ...

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Russian Banker Sergey Gorkov Dodges Questions About Kushner Meeting

Per "two Congressional sources with direct knowledge of the investigation", if Kushner testifies as part of the inquiry, he's likely to be asked about a Russian connection to 666 Fifth Avenue; specifically, "whether he tried to set up a secret back channel way of communicating with the Russians so he could find somebody in Moscow to take the 41-story tower at 666 Fifth Ave.

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READ: James Comey's prepared testimony ahead of Senate hearing

I hope you can let this go.' I replied only that 'he is a good guy.' (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at Federal Bureau of Investigation.) I did not say I would 'let this go'.

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Georgia GOP Candidate Karen Handle: I Don't Support A Livable Wage

Two other special House elections this month in California and SC are seen as less competitive and have drawn little or no outside campaign spending in recent weeks. Their candidate, a former Georgia secretary of State, has consolidated GOP support and raised the spending level as the sole Republican. She has worked to tie Ossoff to Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders.

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Could Greg McDermott Be Leaving Creighton For Ohio State?

Labar: Buzz Williams to Ohio State? After playing two seasons in the NBA, Jent served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003-04.

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Gov. Rauner Not Surprised At Bond Rating Drop

Just one day after IL lawmakers left Springfield without approving a budget, Rauner's spirits are still up. The House was meeting in committees Tuesday night to discuss more legislation, but there were no votes on a budget that the state has been without for two years.

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Sessions To Ask Supreme Court To Rule On Travel Ban

President Trump's new executive order (EO), "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", which would have gone into effect March 16, 2017, temporarily bans US entry for nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

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Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Facebook Replaces Church Work And Communities

Moreover, all other graduates present were moved by his mesmerizing words, as he showed a career path to them. "Today I want to talk about three ways to create a world where everyone has a sense of goal: by taking on big meaningful projects together, by redefining equality so everyone has the freedom to pursue objective, and by building community across the world", said Zuckerberg .

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Trump promises "first-class" infrastructure system for US

Trump began by thanking OH for his win saying, "supposed to be close...wasn't close", drawing laughter from the crowd. At the Rivertowne Marina , Trump was joined by several Cabinet secretaries as well as two NY real estate moguls, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom Trump had previously named to lead an infrastructure council to monitor progress.

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James Comey says President Trump's reasons for firing were 'lies'

Trump Jr. focused, in particular, on Comey's statement that he asked a friend to leak one of his memos to the press , after Comey had been fired . The day after, it was announced that former FBI Director Bob Mueller would become special counsel . The former intelligence official made no mistake about the significance of this conclusion.

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Democrat Warner in Comey Hearing Cites 'Improper' Trump Meddling

In his prepared opening statement , Comey recalled that Trump asked for "loyalty" and for Comey to publicly declare that Trump wasn't the center of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the ties between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign.

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Car Involved in Derek Fisher's DUI Crash Reportedly Registered to Matt Barnes

According to TMZ , the vehicle Fisher crashed early Sunday morning while allegedly driving under the influence is registered to nemesis Matt Barnes , Govan's ex-husband and father to her two children. Neither Fisher nor Govan were injured. Fisher, who played with Barnes as a member of the Lakers, was coaching the Knicks when tempers flared. Barnes is now one win away from winning an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors .

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Comey: No One Asked Me to Stop the Investigation into Russian Federation

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Comey's testimony was key to getting to the bottom of what happened in the 2016 election and beyond. However, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Comey's testimony "confirms a host of troubling allegations concerning the President's conduct".

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A look at how Trump's climate moves affect the coal industry

Meanwhile, he said the EPA and the government should not be in the business of "picking winners" between coal and solar energy, as " all jobs matter". He emphasizes coal while trying to be technically correct by slipping in a reference to mining. Chlorpyrifos reportedly poisoned almost 50 California farmworkers in an incident near Bakersfield in May.

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DOJ Presents Trump's Stymied Travel Ban to Highest Court

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his call for a travel ban from certain "dangerous" countries amid a latest string of Islamist attacks in London . In court, DOJ lawyers were asked if the White House was proceeding with drafting the vetting measures. The appeals court had found that the plaintiffs in the case were likely to succeed at trial in showing that the policy violates United States constitutional prohibitions on religious discrimination.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu discussed security challenges and defense cooperation during a bilateral meeting today on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore , Navy Cmdr.

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Waterways a big part of Trump infrastructure plan

Eisenhower to construct the National Defense and Interstate Highway system. The White House has yet to lay out the specifics of the infrastructure plan , which it hopes to achieve largely through public-private partnerships. "The Republican senators are trying hard-the Democrats are really in our way". But the hearing ultimately served as a prelude to Thursday's long-awaited testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey .

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Comey Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey also confirmed Trump's claim that he had told him three times the president was not directly under investigation. Comey said the conversation, in which Trump raised the question of whether Comey meant to stay as FBI Director, despite their three prior discussions about him doing so, raised concerns in his mind.

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Trump's approval rating has fallen to a record low

The new Quinnipiac University poll finds Trump has a job approval rating of 34 percent, compared to 57 percent who disapprove of the way the president is handling his job. Former President Barack Obama, meanwhile, never dipped as low as Trump, the 44th president going only as low as 38 percent in 2013. The poll was published hours before the release of planned testimony from former FBI Director James Comey provided new details into his contacts with the President.

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Melania and Barron Trump Are Finally Moving to White House Next Week

Though some have viewed Melania as being a hands-off First Lady in the short time she's held the role, administration officials say that she has been following the operations of the White House from afar and is, as Politico notes, "extremely protective of her husband's image and agenda".

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Woman charged with shoving meth in toddler's mouth in Berkeley

The woman is believed to have children of her own but it is not clear if they remained in her custody at the time of her arrest. Thomas was a stranger to the nanny and the two young boys and "her actions were unprovoked", Caires wrote. During the vehicle ride to a holding facility, police said, Thomas told officers she fed the toddler methamphetamines. KRON4 has learned the boy is no longer at the hospital and is at home.

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Commentary on the Fallacy of the Paris Climate Accord - Chet Greenwood

Nevertheless, by making us the odd men out in a pact endorsed by virtually every nation on the planet, Trump is catapulting climate change into the forefront of the public psyche. Without collaborative drastic actions and efforts such as the Paris Agreement, temperature is forecasted to reach 2.7 to 3 degrees Celsius by 2100.

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North Korea 'disrespected' China by missile test

In their final communique, Abe and Trump - along with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom - said North Korea "increasingly poses new levels of threat of a grave nature to worldwide peace and stability. in order to deter North Korea ", although he did not elaborate on specific actions. Mattis also warns that a war with North Korea would be catastrophic .

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Michigan-UNC, Duke-Indiana headline Big Ten/ACC matchups

The announcement was made Thursday. According to a release by MSU Athletic Communications , the game will be televised on the ESPN channel network , with the date, time and specific network designation to be announced at a later date. We have a great deal of respect for Virginia Tech and look forward to the challenge. Iowa finished the 2016-17 season with a 19-15 overall record. The Spartans will host the Fighting Irish as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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S. Korean president convenes security meeting after DPRK missile launch

The four North Korean ship-killing cruise missiles traveled approximately 200 kilometers from its launch site before hitting the waters, reports the Guardian . There was no immediate official reaction from China to the latest missile test. According to the nation, it was "the height of shameless arrogance, self-righteousness and double standards" considering that the U.S.is also in the middle of its own "military buildup".

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Trump tweet: I'm meeting 'ObamaCare victims' in Cincinnati

On the riverfront east of downtown Cincinnati, the focus was on bridges, dams, and locks. Zeldin told reporters that Trump upheld his tweeting. "We will build because our prosperity demands it and above all we will build because that is how we make America great again".

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Trump's tweets draw scorn from some, support from others

Brendan Sullivan of Williams & Connolly, Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Paul Clement and Mark Filip of Kirkland & Ellis, and Robert Giuffra of Sullivan & Cromwell are all on the list of those who reportedly just said no to Trump. President Donald Trump's tweets "are considered official statements by the President of the United States", because "the president is the President of the United States", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer explained patiently at Tuesday's briefing.

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RNC Rolls out Efforts to Combat Comey Testimony

Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced that he planned to nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official, as Comey's successor. Mr Trump's private attorney Marc Kasowitz has already said that the president feels " completely and totally vindicated " by the confirmation that he was not personally under investigation as part of the Russian Federation probe, a position that has been echoed by most of the Republican establishment.

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Trump heading to OH to talk infrastructure

With a coal barge, draped with a large American flag, as a backdrop, President Donald Trump laid out more of his plan to revitalize America's infrastructure in Cincinnati this afternoon. Wednesday's " infrastructure week " stop on the Ohio River dovetailed with a push Monday from the White House to privatize Air Traffic Control , separating the entity from the Federal Aviation Administration and making it a non-government non-profit.

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Former Penn State president gets jail time in Paterno scandal

He was found guilty in March of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutor Patrick Schulte said Curley at one point had drawn up a plan to report Sandusky to state authorities, but "something changed after talking to coach Paterno".

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Comey: Trump asked for 'loyalty', wanted investigation dropped

Comey said the president put him in situations that concerned him greatly. Comey says Sessions "lingered" by his chair as the other aides filed out of the room before Trump told Sessions he wanted to speak to Comey alone. Trump said: " "He is a good guy and has been through a lot. "I think the request is inappropriate", said Andrew Arena, a retired senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official.

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United States senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing

In the statement , Comey says he and Trump dined together privately in January. (The Post had previously reported that Trump asked both Coats and Rogers to publicly deny that there was any evidence of collusion between the president's campaign and Russia.) Grilled about these conversations with Trump, both men simply refused to answer, over and over again.

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Comey arrives in Senate to testify on Trump

Trump subsequently dismissed reports, including from United States intelligence officials, that Russian Federation had attempted to intervene in the election on his behalf. He detailed "exactly which individuals we were investigating", adding they were not "personally investigating" the president. Less than a week before he was sacked, Comey told a congressional panel that it made him "mildly nauseous" that he may have affected the outcome of the election by publicly re-opening, and then ...

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Trump Addresses Infrastructure, Health Care in Ohio

Wednesday broad messaging continued what the president has been doing all week, largely via his Twitter account. And Trump replied to a reporter's question that he wishes Comey "good luck" during his Senate Intelligence Committee testimony.

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State Officials Frustated as Budget Doesn't Pass

The State's election board is in such dire financial straits that it is overdue to pay for its anti-virus protection and if it fails to make payment soon, the board will no longer be able to connect to the internet safely. Bruce Rauner , would prevent a defendant from using the sexual orientation or gender identity of their victim as a legal defense. "He came in in the middle of the process, told the Republicans to vote no".


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