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His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly channelled support for the deal behind the scenes at the White House, encouraging climate change activists that Trump might change his mind. "But even if the US government decides to leave the Paris agreement, it's very important for the USA society as a whole - the cities, the states, the companies, the businesses - to remain engaged with the Paris agreement", he added.
  • US successfully tests intercontinental missile interception system

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    On Tuesday, the us military tested for the first time an interceptor ground-base system missile , which was used to shoot down a intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ). The Associated Press said the Pentagon calls the tactic " hitting a bullet with a bullet". Only five of the programme's last 10 tests have been even partially successful in the past 13 years, The New York Times reported.
  • Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

    Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

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    A mentally distressed former Marine who was armed with a fake gun attempted a "suicide by cop" during a almost three-hour standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport before peacefully surrendering, authorities said. Officers who responded to the airport's auto rental area earlier that evening said Pettigrew was trying to get officers to shoot him. He was screaming, and officers had surrounded him.
  • Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

    Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

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    Police identified the suspect as Michael Wayne Pettigrew and said he was a former Marine. Police confirm they have a suspect in custody after reports of an armed man in the vehicle rental area of Orlando International Airport . Orlando police and Orange County deputies were at the scene and passengers had been removed from the area. The news of an armed man at the airport terminal created panic among the flyers who were seen posting pictures and videos of the chaos on social media sites.
  • Speller's journey shows how tough national bee has become

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    She is going against 290 other young spellers from around the world. "I like co-champions", he said. On Wednesday, Hailey, 14, will spell up to two words on stage during the preliminary round, which begins at 8 a.m. Hundreds of kids will swarm on Cincinnati, Ohio to participate in the biggest Spelling Bee in the country. Can you spell "sauerkraut" without looking? The victor of the 90th annual national bee will receive more than $40,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert After Manchester Tragedy

    Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert After Manchester Tragedy

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    Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins said the leaks had "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". Ariana Grande has issued an official statement in regards to the 22 people killed by a suicide bomber after her concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.
  • Lt. Gov. Brian Calley pushes for part-time legislature before Mackinac Policy Conference

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley pushes for part-time legislature before Mackinac Policy Conference

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    Their annual pay would be slashed from about $72,000 to an amount equaling about half of the average teacher's salary. The group needs to gather 315,654 signatures from registered voters to put the issue on the ballot. "When it comes to statewide proposals, he says one thing and does another". "The associations that we've seen nationally are that if you want good quality, good government legislation, then you might not be in favor of a part-time legislature", Grossmann said.
  • Senate Dismisses House 'Sunset' Fix, Says Special Session Needed

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    Texas legislators in the House have just voted in favor of allowing poorer residents to pay off traffic tickets in methods other than money. Community Impact Newspaper and The Texas Tribune have established a partnership to share essential updates during the 85th legislative session.
  • 1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

    1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

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    The incident happened around 1 a.m. when the 37-year-old man fired his rifle at two passing cars in his red Toyota Corolla on the Palmetto Expressway, CBS Miami reports. The driver of one vehicle, Enrique Bendana, received a minor head injury and, after driving himself to a gas station, was taken to the hospital. At this time, they believe one person was in a auto and shooting, using an AK-47, while driving on the expressway.
  • ME wardens recover body of woman who drowned in Saco River

    ME wardens recover body of woman who drowned in Saco River

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    Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said Sunday it's been a hard and exhausting day for Fryeburg police. Fryeburg police officers Dale Stout, 51, and Nathan Desjardins, 20, were thrown from a rescue boat after it hit something near the shore, according to the Maine Warden Service.
  • What Crimes Could Jared Kushner Have Committed? Judge Nap Weighs In

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    Current and former Trump administration officials told The Times they had come to think the meeting in December could have been when Kushner tried to reach out to the Russians . Other meetings with foreign dignitaries were treated with similar secrecy during the Trump transition. The talks would have taken place before Mr Trump assumed the presidency, when Mr Kushner was a private citizen.