• Indian PM Modi vows to go 'above and beyond' climate accord

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    Baker and Scott wrote to Energy Secretary Rick Perry last month urging the Trump administration to remain in the pact, and Perry was reportedly one of the officials who advised the president not to withdraw. The White House said the US will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the Paris accord, although domestic regulations require that reporting anyway.
  • Trump offers London help, while stressing travel ban

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    Senators Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, both called into question President Donald Trump's renewed call for a travel ban , made in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terror attack in London. District Court's ruling that blocked the the ban from going into effect. First, he retweeted a Drudge Report item about the attacks, then provided his own message about the travel ban.
  • Wisconsin Mill Explosion Had Precedence

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    He says the district chose to shut down Thursday as a precaution in case the fire wasn't completely extinguished. The company employs more than 200 people. It left at least two people dead. The community of about 770 people 45 miles northeast of Madison held a vigil Thursday night to grieve the loss of life.
  • President Trump not expected to try to block Comey testimony, aides say

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    Senators are expected to grill Comey-in both an open and a closed panel-on certain conversations with Trump or his aides, including one in which Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop an investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's dealings with Russian Federation and Turkey.
  • Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

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

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    Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, June 2, 2017. The university has paid almost $250 million in settlements, legal bills, fines, public relations and other costs stemming from the scandal. More than 100 of Paterno's victories were briefly erased from the record books.
  • Kathy Griffin Gets Death Threats, Says Career Is Over

    Kathy Griffin Gets Death Threats, Says Career Is Over

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    Griffin and Ms. Bloom will explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured", Bloom's law firm said in a statement ahead of the 9 a.m. On Wednesday, Trump said of the photo, " Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself ". During the press conference , Griffin said, "If you don't stand up, you get run over".
  • Yanez trial: What brought us here?

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    In Minnesota, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced the charges against Yanez in November, saying that "no reasonable officer knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time would have used deadly force under these circumstances".
  • National Spelling Bee Fast Facts

    National Spelling Bee Fast Facts

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    The winning word Marocain , which is a dress fabric that is made with a warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns. Ananya Vinaya, 12, missed last year's Spelling Bee final round when she misspelt a relatively easy word, "multivalent" but this year she was able to hone up her skills and never looked back until she broke the final tie with Rohan Rajeev .
  • As Comey testimony looms, Trump to push infrastructure plan

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    However, legal experts say it is not clear whether certain conversations between Mr Trump and Mr Comey that the President has talked about publicly would be covered, and any effort to block Mr Comey, who is now a private citizen, from testifying could be challenged in court.