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Obama's harsh words for Trump after Paris withdrawal

A USA decision to withdraw from the accord could further alienate American allies in Europe already wary of Trump and call into question US leadership and trustworthiness on one of the world's leading issues. And Pittsburgh, name-checked in Trump's speech this afternoon, is not happy. The outcome stands to send shock waves throughout diplomatic circles, where the risks of climate change are an important thread internationally on trade, development and economic policy. Read More

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2 mature spellers stand out among 15 left at national bee

2 mature spellers stand out among 15 left at national bee

The pool of up to 50 semifinalists will be selected from the top scorers on the preliminary test, and those who spell their words correctly in rounds two and three. Without a doubt, spellers master language better than many of us. The spelling bee is more than what people will see on television throughout the day Thursday (on ESPN2 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway: Jared Kushner's foreign contacts helped make Trump's trip successful

Kellyanne Conway: Jared Kushner's foreign contacts helped make Trump's trip successful

Trump started by lashing out against the coverage of the probe, tweeting , "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". They could be part of a new rapid response team. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said such secret channels may be used in situations including peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan or for the release of American hostages. Read More

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China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday night that he will announce his decision on the United States's participation in the Paris climate deal at 3 pm (1900 GMT) on Thursday. If Trump does pull out of the pact, it would make the US one of only three countries to not be included in the historic agreement. But this option may not be the likely route, since two senior officials say Trump is expected to withdraw from the climate deal. Read More

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House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

The appointment of Mueller as a special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation had raised concerns among some members of Congress that his probe could scuttle the chance for Congress and the public to hear directly from Comey. The subpoenas for Flynn and his business , Flynn Intel Group , come after the Senate Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas last week for Flynn's personal and business documents related to his contacts with Russian officials. Read More

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Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. Leave this country if you hate our freedoms. She saw Fletcher step between Christian and the other two men . Christian next stabbed Namkai-Meche twice in the neck, the affidavit stated. Best, 53, of Happy Valley, moved forward to intervene and was stabbed in the neck, the affidavit said. Read More

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Google Maps a Spelling Bee for States

Google Maps a Spelling Bee for States

It was a performance reminiscent of an agitated Russell Westbrook, dismissively shooting down reporters at National Basketball Association press conferences. Her final question drew laughter from the crowd and smiles from the judges. Only 40 students make it to the finals. "I glanced at [the list] and looked at it once or twice, but I'm not as hardcore into the competitive sport as some kids are", he said. Read More

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Comey set to testify to Congress

Comey set to testify to Congress

Devin Nunes (R-CA) issued three subpoenas - one each to the FBI, CIA, and NSA - each referencing " unmasking "."I declined the invitation to participate as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered", Cohen said. Read More

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1 dead, 2 missing after Wisconsin mill explosion

Richards said one person was killed and two people were still missing as of Thursday morning. Multiple fire departments, ambulances and medical helicopters were called to the scene. She declined to release further details. Multiple burn injuries were reported among the injured, authorities said. So it's going to affect the whole area. Read More

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The most misspelled word in each state — MAP

The most misspelled word in each state — MAP

After the first two rounds are finished, the semifinalists will be announced live. Edith locked in her win by correctly spelling such words as sarsaparilla, zephyr and panglossian. "We're very proud of Dale's accomplishment as he prepares to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee ", Mumma said in an email top LNP. "She's brilliant but multi-faceted". Read More

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Portland Mayor Hopes Right-Wing Ralliers Will Reconsider Timing

Portland Mayor Hopes Right-Wing Ralliers Will Reconsider Timing

Christian has a history of erratic behavior and a long criminal record, including being convicted and jailed after he held up employees at a convenience store with a gun in 2002, CBS News reported on Tuesday. But Gibson said he has no intention of calling off his Portland event. "Let's do them honor by standing with them and carrying on their legacy of standing up to hate and bigotry and violence". Read More

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White House official: President Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna made the comments following US media reports that US President Donald Trump had chose to pull out of the historic 196-party pact signed in Paris 18 months ago. America's worldwide allies and Trump's domestic opponents lashed out at media reports that the United States could withdraw from a global accord to curb emissions, a move that would make the deal less effective. Read More

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Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired . Officer Frank Garmback has been suspended for 10 days for a reason related to the shooting and must attend additional training, police said. Samaria Rice , Tamir's mother, said in a statement. A grand jury declined to charge Loehmann in 2015, but he faced administrative charges from the department this January, and an emergency dispatcher was suspended for eight days in March. Read More

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

President Trump on Tuesday urged the Senate to ditch the filibuster rule and allow a simple majority vote so he could get his legislative priorities through the chamber "fast and easy". "ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!" Ernst stopped short of saying whether any legislation passed in the Senate would be accepted by the House. Read More

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Charlotte's jobless rate suggests the local economy is strengthening

Charlotte's jobless rate suggests the local economy is strengthening

Meanwhile, economists had expected the rate to rise to 11.6 percent. The Triangle's jobless rate fell to 4.2 percent in April, the lowest in nine years. The county with the largest percentage drop in unemployment between March and April was Stephens County in southern Oklahoma, which posted a drop of 3 percent during that time, said Lynn Gray, the director of economic research and analysis at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Read More

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Heard in the Texas House: 'I'll Put a Bullet in Your Head'

The law goes into effect September 1, and allows police to question the immigration status of detained citizens. Texas governor Greg Abbott signed the measure into law earlier this month. "Here's KVUE's recording of the clash: "There was a threat made from Representative Rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleagues" heads", said Democrat Rep. Read More

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San Jose woman fabricated kidnapping incident

San Jose woman fabricated kidnapping incident

She told law enforcement officers that she had been kidnapped at knifepoint, beaten in the face and forced to drive hundreds of miles from San Jose in her vehicle, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office. The victim was transported to a hospital in Coos Bay for facial injuries suffered when the suspect struck her. The woman claimed she had been kidnapped at her San Jose apartment complex by a knife-wielding suspect. Read More

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Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

In the first of two tweets Trump sent out on Monday, he says: "Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving". The president first participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before addressing a crowd of family members of the fallen gathered there to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Read More

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Here's where you can find free donuts around Charlotte on Friday

Here's where you can find free donuts around Charlotte on Friday

Donut Inn, 1427 Military Cutoff Road, will be offering one free doughnut to all servicemen, servicewomen and first responders. And Dunkin' Donuts will give customers a free doughnut if they also purchase a beverage. Fractured Prune Doughnuts: Each customer gets a free OC Sand donut (glazed, covered in cinnamon sugar) on Friday, no purchase required. Any doughnut you want, at participating locations. Read More

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Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

The official said the withdrawal might be accompanied by legal caveats that will shape the impact of Trump's decision. "Those [standards] are a much bigger deal as you look out to 2030 and beyond", Kennedy says . The U.S. plan pledges to reduce its carbon equivalent emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and sets a target of 17 percent reductions by 2020. Read More

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Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Cindy Burkett, the House's lead negotiator on the bill. "It's absurd that bathroom bills have taken on greater urgency than fixing our school finance system". The two state leaders had asked legislators to prioritize automatic rollback elections for property taxes and a "bathroom bill" that would regulate which restrooms transgender Texans can use. Read More

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The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

There are a lot more " pre-existing conditions " than you'd think. Zody says the House - which approved the revised bill earlier this month - should have held the vote on the AHCA until after the revised CBO report was released . The House bill would reduce taxes by around $1 trillion over the coming decade, the budget office said , largely on higher income people and health care industry firms. Read More

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Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

As the USA flirts with fleeing the Paris climate-change accord, Canada is aligning itself with the world's other two largest economies to take a global leadership role on the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump's influential daughter Ivanka Trump's preference is to stay, but she has made it a priority to establish a review process so her father would hear from all sides, said a senior administration official. Read More

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Trump defends Kushner following Russian Federation investigation

Dubke's last day as White House Communications Director is likely to be Tuesday and he is expected to meet with his staff at the White House . - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House . Read More

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'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court

'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court

Prior to his attacks against the three train passengers, Christian was perhaps best known for his participation in an April "Free Speech" march in Portland . Just before Christian was walked out of the courtroom, he tried another outburst. People react outside the courthouse during the arraignment of Jeremy Joseph Christian , a 35-year-old convicted felon and the suspect in a fatal stabbing spree on a Portland . Read More

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Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

Andrew Byers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Christopher Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard in the presence of Byers' parents and Horton's widow. His Memorial Day speech marks his first public address since his return from his nine-day trip overseas. Donald Trump is under attack by internet trolls once more for his supposed "disgraceful behavior" and "childish antics" during the Memorial Day festivities. Read More

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How To Watch Spellers Cracking The Scripps Contest

Google is celebrating spelling bee week by releasing a chart showing the words each state struggles with the most. The Bee is limited to students in eighth grade or below, with contestants ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old. On Tuesday, she participated in the preliminaries portion of the contest that involves a test with written spelling items and multiple choice vocabulary items. Read More

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Senators hear grim predictions for state budget

That same Constitution - you may have heard of it - established six-year terms for senators, an attempt to differentiate it from the House and create the idea of the Senate as a more deliberate institution. She also pointed to Mr. McConnell's statement last month that the Senate wasn't interested in ending filibusters for legislation, as it did when it changed its procedures in order to confirm Supreme Court justices with a simple majority. Read More

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Texas House Votes to Restrict Transgender Kids' Bathroom Use in Public Schools

Texas House Votes to Restrict Transgender Kids' Bathroom Use in Public Schools

The measure is the product of a national wave of GOP legislation focused on transgender people's bathroom use. On Monday afternoon, after two more days of debate, the Texas House of Representatives passed a "bathroom bill". To many , Paddie's amendment is just as bad as SB 6. "It is appalling to see Texas lawmakers use their anti-LGBTQ agenda to block children from loving families and put the safety of transgender students in jeopardy at their own schools", said Sarah Kate Ellis, ... Read More

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LA County Homeless Population Jumps 23 Percent in One Year

LA County Homeless Population Jumps 23 Percent in One Year

The fastest growing demographics were young people, Hispanics and military veterans. Los Angeles County is seeing a steep increase in homelessness this year, according to a new count. According to the nonprofit California Housing Partnership Corp., median rent, adjusted for inflation, increased more than 30% from 2000 to 2015, while the median income was flat. Read More

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Girl, 16, charged as adult in fatal Uber driver stabbing

Girl, 16, charged as adult in fatal Uber driver stabbing

The third Uber driver, Nelson, picked up Wasni in his Hyundai Sonata a few blocks west of the Walmart. Uber, a ride-sharing company with outfits throughout the US, is. Uber officials said the company was working with police to provide information relevant to the investigation. When Lincolnwood police arrived, they found the vehiclewith blood on both the inside and the outside, with Nelson's phone open to the Uber app. Read More

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Seven die in Virginia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

Seven die in Virginia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

Police say the fatal crashes occurred in Christiansburg and Norfolk as well as the counties of Augusta, Bedford, Carroll and Rockingham. While Mattejea was hearing a helmet, police say two of the other motorcyclists were not. These things could make the difference in surviving or avoiding a crash all together". Virginia State Police also participated in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a traffic safety initiative. Read More

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