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U.S. supports action to reduce greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

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The Arctic is warming at double the rate of the rest of the planet, with average temperatures up 3.5 degrees Centigrade since the beginning of the 20th century, leading to rapid loss of glacial ice and permafrost. But in opening remarks, he cautioned that the US was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken American commitments to the pact. That non-binding global agreement went into effect previous year and calls for countries to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Town to hold Memorial Day parade, ceremony

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From there, the parade heads west to the World War I and World War II memorials at Kinney Street, then to the Korean War Memorial at Town Center for the main ceremony. Attendees are invited to decorate the graves of veterans with flowers, provided by YCA. Those interested in volunteering to help with grave decoration or would like more information may call the Itasca County Veterans Office at 218-327-2858. Read More »

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting teenager

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He said Friday that he has apologized to the girl and has entered " intensive treatment " in the process of understanding the " depths of my sickness ". Weiner surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday morning, the New York Times reported. Anthony Weiner cried in court Friday morning while pleading guilty to sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl last year . Read More »

Dozens shelter after deadly Wisconsin tornado

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Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters late Tuesday that the storm destroyed 40 homes and severely damaged up to 75 others. On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service registered more than 20 reports of tornadoes from Texas, Oklahoma , Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin; some of them may be same tornado though. Read More »

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

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Elephants were removed from the shows a year ago. The Center for Elephant Conservation will continue its work, but the lions, tigers, kangaroos, llamas and other exotic animals featured in the shows will be placed in suitable homes, the AP reported. Read More »

Trump reportedly plans to sabotage Obamacare by cutting off low-income subsidies

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American families anxious changes to Obamacare could limit medical careIt's no secret the Trump administration wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who maintains continuous coverage can not be penalized or denied coverage for a pre-existing condition . According to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price , the move is probably a solid sign of steady instability within the health care sector since the installment of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe considers senior White House advisor a 'person of interest'

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In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday, McMaster said, "I don't remember exactly what the president said". White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures to prepare for the possible impeachment of the US President Donald Trump, although officials still believe this is a distant possibility, according to a CNN report . Read More »

Sessions Calls for Stricter Mandatory Minimums

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed the nations federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for far longer terms. Read More »

Graduating students walk out of Mike Pence's commencement speech

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A petition signed by thousands, including students and faculty, requested that the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, refrain from inviting President Trump. "I think that respecting the office is important", Henegan said. "Our main concern today was the weather and it turned out glorious", Paul Browne, University of Notre Dame vice president for public affairs and communications, said in a statement. Read More »

Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff

MORE GOLF: Lexi Thompson remained in position for her first victory since a rules infraction cost her a major title, shooting a 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over In Gee Chun into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia. Read More »

Greatest Show On Earth Bows Out With Last Performance

The two circuses merged in 1919. Circus, which he saw as a 5-year-old in 1961. The Ringling Bros . Twitter account and some fans shared a few final moments from the show online as things progressed. Sunday's finale was a bittersweet moment for dozens of former Ringling employees - from chefs in the circus train's "pie car" to famed clown Bello Nock sporting his signature foot-high Mohawk - who met outside the Coliseum before the Sunday swan song to be together on what one of them called ... Read More »

Roger Stone Tweet: Saudi Arabia Honor 'Makes Me Want To Puke'

Addressing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, the 7th-century birthplace of Islam, Trump avoided references to "extreme vetting" or his travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, which has been suspended by a court. The president put much of the onus for combating extremists on Mideast leaders: "Drive them out of your places of worship". Mr Trump too did not hesitate to single out Iran. Read More »

Cloud Computing surges past Always Dreaming to win Preakness

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Cloud Computing , who finished third in the Wood Memorial (G2) and Gotham Stakes (G3) after breaking his maiden in his February 11 debut, is the first horse to win the Preakness after bypassing the Kentucky Derby since Bernardini gave jockey Javier Castellano his first victory in the 1 3/16-mile Classic in 2006. Read More »

Democratic lawmakers push back on impeachment calls

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A new poll from PPP shows that a plurality, 48 percent, support impeaching him, and a majority believe Trump fired Comey because of his investigation into Trump's team and Russian Federation. The President must be impeached. But while the President might welcome the opportunity to stand on the world stage, critics are nervous about the "homebody" who is known for his unscripted press conferences, off-the-cuff tweets and unorthodox approach to briefings, visiting some of the most ... Read More »

Trump threatens Comey in tweet

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It was Trump's first public event outside the White House since Comey's ouster. The New York Times reported that Trump pressed Comey for a pledge of loyalty over dinner only a week after his inauguration, according to an account by two associates of the lawman. Read More »

Alexander: Budget To Craft Health Bill Soon With Finance & Health Committee Input

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Ted Cruz, a lawmaker who might once have been a thorn in the side of leadership, but now finds himself a key player at the negotiating table. The Senate will have their chance to change the bill, improve the bill. The working group, of course, is just the beginning of the process. Under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: hiring a consultant who would craft a transition plan if Obamacare is scrapped. Read More »

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

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So the state of Montana will be forced to make devastating decisions: cutting critical health services, cutting the number of people served, and/or cutting the reimbursements to hospitals and other health care providers. Providing access to care and investing in prevention helps stop issues from developing or becoming more severe. Survey research conducted by the International Social Survey Program has found that a lower percentage of Americans believe health care for the sick ... Read More »

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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Mike Ryan, the agent who bought the son of Maclean's Music for $200,000 out of the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale, and who is part of the Lawrence and Klarman's advising team, said he was not surprised that Cloud Computing was able to capture the Preakness after not racing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! He was one of five in the 10-horse field that didn't run in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, a tactical decision by Brown and co-owners Seth Klarman and William Lawrence ... Read More »

Roger Ailes' parting shot? Matt Drudge scooped Fox News on his death

Under the leadership of Ailes, Fox became America's most widely watched cable news channel, home to key conservative political commentators and drawing an audience distinct from rivals CNN and MSNBC, AFP said . Ailes teamed up with Murdoch to put Fox News on the air on October 7, 1996, and it gained traction with coverage of President Bill Clinton's sex scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998. Read More »

Tulsa police officer who shot unarmed black man acquitted of manslaughter

Carrying posters, they chanted "No justice, no peace" and blocked traffic. "When will the police change policy?" he asked. "But this verdict does not alter the course on which we are adamantly set", he said . They argued that shortly before the cameras captured the encounter, Shelby had ordered Crutcher to stop walking away and get on the ground. A toxicology report revealed Crutcher was on two hallucinogenic drugs, including PCP. Read More »

Colorado governor pardons man facing deportation

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As a result, Lima-Marin was released. Immigration attorney Hans Meyer said they'll now ask Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to reopen the case, vacate the deportation order from 2000 and ask that Lima-Marin's legal permanent status be reinstated. Read More »

Trump pays tribute to fallen police officers

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The president also singled out several names of law enforcement officials who perished as a result of anti-police attacks in 2016. The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week". Read More »

13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

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Riding the colt for the first time , Javier Castellano sent Cloud Computing after Classic Empire at the top of the stretch, gradually sliced into the three-length lead, caught him near the wire and won by a head before a record crowd of 140,327. Read More »

Police charge suspect in Maryland college stabbing death

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This photo released by the University of Maryland Police Department. Neither the victim nor the suspect's identities have been released. Police say the victim and two friends were waiting for an Uber in front of Montgomery Hall on Regents Drive when a stranger approached and stabbed him. Read More »

DPRK fires missile in eastern direction: S. Korean military

It's the second from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office earlier this month. However, it still remains unclear whether the missile can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it", Haley said. The newspaper likened the USA aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and said a strike on the carrier would be "an actual example to show our military's force". Read More »

Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

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The president's earlier budget proposal released in March included an increase in funding for the office within the U.S. Energy Department that is charged with cleanup of the nation's nuclear waste sites. The tunnel's collapse generated fears of radiation exposure, but authorities found no evidence that workers had been exposed to radiation or signs of an "airborne radiological release". Read More »

White House lawyers 'prepare for possibility of Trump's impeachment'

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Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration , and it shows with every new skit they produce. The Breitbart News Network, once headed by Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon, reported that some of the recent accusations were driven by associates of Comey, who was sacked by Trump last week, in a story headlined "Comey Strikes Back". Read More »

Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

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He told reporters Thursday from his home in a southern Salt Lake City suburb that he still has not seen the Comey memo or spoken with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Comey was sacked last week amid an FBI investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the presidential election outcome to benefit him. Read More »

Trump's Campaign Team 'Had At Least 18 Calls And Emails With Russians'

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The White House did not comment on the report , and it is unclear how, exactly, Trump gave Flynn the alleged message. Now the retired US Army lieutenant general is at the heart of fresh controversy, with intelligence sources claiming Russian officials believed they had developed a strong relationship with Mr Flynn. Read More »