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Climate envoys meet in Bonn despite Trump threat over Paris deal

White House spokesperson Kelly Love confirmed delay, first reported by Politico , in an email to TPM. He defended the Paris Agreement as a deal that would not reverse climate change but that had ...

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Senate fails to repeal methane control rule in final antiregulation vote

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most abundant greenhouse gas, methane is roughly 30 times more potent. The rule requires energy companies to update their drilling technologies - some of which ...

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Heyward, Maddon Weigh in on Adam Jones Incident

Heyward, Maddon Weigh in on Adam Jones Incident

Orioles manager Buck Showalter sprinted out of the dugout to complain, and Gausman remained on the field for several minutes for the lengthy argument. According to the Boston Globe , a fan named Cal...

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Venezuela opposition seeks Latin American support for 'democratic agenda'

Venezuela's infant mortality rose 30 per cent past year, maternal mortality shot up 65 per cent and cases of malaria jumped 76 per cent, according to government data, sharp increases reflecting how ...

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Police search for 'extremely dangerous' suspect in Lowell murder

Police search for 'extremely dangerous' suspect in Lowell murder

The victim has only been identified as a woman in her 40s who was treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Massachusetts State Police are assi...

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Macron has only gone halfway towards a complete victory

Half of his candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the general election will be newcomers to politics, he has said. The announcement came after Valls had declared that France's Socialist party...

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Tillerson lays out Trump's 'America First' foreign policy to skeptical officials

Tillerson lays out Trump's 'America First' foreign policy to skeptical officials

As tensions were running high between North Korea and the USA as well as its regional allies over Pyongyang's nuclear tests, the administration of President Donald Trump was "leaning hard into China",...

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Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech at historically black university

Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech at historically black university

Opponents are saying , you know, DeVos is pushing an agenda to privatize public education, that she and the Trump administration are no friends of historically black colleges and universities, or HBC...

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Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

Trump's executive order establishing the commission called on members to review practices and policies influencing fraudulent registration and voting, as well as voter suppression. With few except...

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Trump Planned To Fire Comey Regardless Of Recommendation

Sens. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, the senior Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committees, which oversees funding for the Justice Department, are also trying ...

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McConnell asks all senators to join all-male health group

House last week, for most of a 75-minute town hall in Minot on Monday night. Manchin agrees the Affordable Care Act needs fix, but he stops short of believing new legislation is needed in the Senate...

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Donald Trump threatens shutdown in September after Democrats win deal

That has forced Republicans to work with Democrats to avoid politically damaging government shutdowns . Yet Trump's morning tweets hardly signaled a win and came after Democrats gleefully claimed...

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Meet President Trump's first nominees to the lower federal courts

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that among the candidates are individuals previously named on President Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. If confirm...

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Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

With Comey gone, there were speculations whether a special prosecutor would be hired to investigate the case, however the White House appeared to shut down the notion. But that dismissal occurred as a...

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Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Comedian Will Ferrell reprised his famous impression of former U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday when he made a surprise appearance on a TV special for funnywoman Samantha Bee . But neverthel...

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GOP lawmaker: I didn't come to 'defend' Trump

In response, MacArthur appeared to evade the question and said he hoped that congressional intelligence committees would conclude their investigations into the Russian allegations soon. The bill th...

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18 students charged in fraternity death of Readington teen

18 students charged in fraternity death of Readington teen

To the Piazza family, she said, "We will not stop until justice is done for them and for Tim". Miller said doctors estimate Piazza had a blood-alcohol content of almost 0.40 percent; the legal limit...

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Senate Can't Pass Methane Rollback So Interior Decides To Do It Anyway

BLM will also be allowed to inspect drilling operations for leaks of methane, a key component of natural gas. The House passed legislation repealing the measure in February, but Majority Whip Sen. T...

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U.S. bishops: American Health Care Act has 'major defects'

Republicans say their bill creates a pool of money that will pay insurance companies to cover the higher costs of insuring sick people. "The Senate should approve the defunding legislation as soon a...

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Muslim ban language wiped from Trump campaign website

Muslim ban language wiped from Trump campaign website

Jadwat argued that the court should look beyond the wording contained within the four corners of the executive order and consider statements candidate Trump made on the campaign trail about keeping ...

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Ryan says House health bill coverage sufficient

Ryan says House health bill coverage sufficient

Such a scenario would force the House and Senate to work together to forge a compromise bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its analysis of the House bill this...

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2 die in Arkansas flooding; storm toll now 9

Thank God they weren't here". Other victims included a woman who drowned after rushing water swept away her auto in Missouri and Cove Creek fire chief Doug Decker died early on Sunday morning afte...

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Education Secretary DeVos booed during commencement speech An error occurred

Education Secretary DeVos booed during commencement speech An error occurred

With that being said , it is still entirely puzzling why anyone thought that not only inviting DeVos to the commencement ceremony but honoring her as well would be a good idea. DeVos says the start...

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Journalist jailed after peppering health secretary with questions

Desiree Fairooz from Texas was charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct for laughing in the confirmation hearing when Alabama Senator Richard Shelby said Sessions' political record of "treatin...

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Senate panel subpoenas ex-national security adviser's documents in Russian Federation investigation

The Senate judiciary committee's crime and terrorism subcommittee also heard from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who spoke in advance of Yates. Yates filled in new details of ...

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Government needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

Earlier on April 7, Senate Republicans voted to end the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees after a historic change to the congressional body's rules, allowing them to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch wi...

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Hit-and-run suspect was deported 15 times in 15 years

Hit-and-run suspect was deported 15 times in 15 years

Lennox Lake and his family were a block away from their house, returning from Disneyland, when their auto was struck by a vehicle driven by Constantino Banda-Acosta, an illegal immigrant who allegedly...

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Chris Berman's Family Speaks Out After Death of His Wife Kathy

Chris Berman's Family Speaks Out After Death of His Wife Kathy

We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Police said Bertulis rear-ended 67-year-old Kathy...

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Senate Drilling Rule Reprieve Gets McCain's Surprise Help; Environmentalists Buoyed

Senate Drilling Rule Reprieve Gets McCain's Surprise Help; Environmentalists Buoyed

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, called the control of methane "an important public health and air quality issue" in a statement after he helped vote down the repeal effort. The Interior...

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Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change

Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change

A crowd of several hundred people turned out to catch sight of the former US President when he arrived. In his speech , Obama mentioned innovations like better seeds or increased reliance on data...

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