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White House postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact

Washington-based World Resources Institute climate programme head Paula Caballero said: "The question of whether this creates a hard backdrop for the negotiations is clearly a "yes". Trump's advisers are due to review their position this week. The Obama administration pledged in 2015 to reduce USA carbon output by 26-28% by 2025, but the lynchpin of achieving that goal - closing coal-fired power plants - is under review by the Trump administration and is expected to be scaled back if not ... Read More »

Boston Doctors Found Dead In Luxury Apartment With Throats Slashed

On a sunny morning in late August, a man wearing a beige scally cap walked up to a teller at the Citizens Bank branch on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing and ordered the bank employee to listen carefully, authorities said. Bolanos worked at MA eye and ear hospital as a paediatric anaesthetist and was an instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Prosecutors say the suspect in the shooting of two engaged doctors inside a luxury Boston condominium faces two counts of murder. Read More »

Trump Transition Team Meetings With Foreign Diplomats 'Not Unusual' - Rice

Rice said the North appears to be trying to show it's powerful. "I think rebuilding the Defense budget has helped to send that signal", said Rice. "But it's not on the agenda now". Rice, now 62 and a professor at Stanford, was a National Security Council aide with a specialty in Russian Federation for the elder President Bush. Read More »

Lawyer: Officer threatened Sterling with gun

She says the "suffering still continues" and called on people to remember his name. Attorney General Jeff Landry is forwarding the investigation to Louisiana State Police. The convenience store owner said officers deployed a Taser twice. Na'Quincy Pierson, son of Alton Sterling, smiles as he stands with Darin Fontenette, left, his football coach, outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Sterling was killed past year, in Baton Rouge, La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Read More »

Texas Sues Austin, Travis County Over 'Sanctuary City' Law

SB 4 requires local governments in the state to comply with federal immigration law. The new law goes in to effect September 1. City and county officials also can't prevent federal immigration officers from enforcing immigration laws in local jails, and are charged with "assisting or cooperating with a federal immigration officer as reasonable or necessary" to provide "enforcement assistance". Read More »

Texas Police Have Fired The Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards

The Dallas Morning News reports that the department closed its internal investigation yesterday, but Edwards has ten days to appeal his termination. According to Jordan's friends, he and the other teens chose to leave the party as things began to get unruly. His attorney, Cindy Stormer, did not return messages Wednesday. Read More »

Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

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Trump frequently pledged to introduce a ban on Muslim immigration during his campaign and even said that he would consider shutting down mosques and establishing a Muslim registry. Wall noted that the six nations - plus Iraq, named in Trump's earlier order but excluded from this one - had been the subject of a law signed by President Barack Obama that required their residents to obtain visas before entering the United States. Read More »

Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

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White House officials said the visit will be part of a trip that will include stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia before Trump attends a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels May 25 and the G7 summit in Taormina on the island of Sicily May 26-27. Read More »

Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill

The ad will also run in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, which Ryan represents. The bill would leave 500,000 more Garden State residents without health insurance than under current law, and New Jersey no longer would get extra federal funding for expanding Medicaid. Read More »

Donald Trump Promises More Support to US Arms Dealers

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Turn off cable". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on the plane trip from Washington that NRA members supported Trump during the election based on his strong commitment to gun rights. That's why I love America. The group's efforts may have proved the tipping point in more rural, gun-heavy states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - handing Trump the presidency. Read More »

Ivanka Trump to review climate change as USA mulls Paris pullout

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The White House postponed a meeting that had been planned Tuesday to discuss whether to withdraw from the Paris deal that Trump has said he would "cancel" _ or find a way to back away from emissions targets set by the Obama administration. "The question of whether this creates a hard backdrop for the negotiations is clearly a "yes", said Paula Caballero, who heads the climate programme at the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI). Read More »

Penn State fraternity members charged in hazing death of sophomore Timothy Piazza

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Surveillance footage from inside the house shows much of what was happening that night and the aftermath of Piazza's fall, according to the grand jury investigation. In a group text message, one of the fraternity members there said, "Also, Tim Piazza might actually be a problem". "This didn't have to happen", his father, Jim Piazza , said in a news conference Friday. Read More »

Don´t let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

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Either they harm people with pre-existing conditions and face a potential slaughter in 2018, or they listen to voters and stop messing with coverage for pre-existing conditions and outrage the far-right conservatives in the House. Ryan insists that his bill ensures "access" to health care, but access means little when insurance is unaffordable. The sweeping, 1,665-page bill also increases spending for Nasa, medical research, and the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. Read More »

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in a week

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An Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman confirmed the state destroyed the unused backup doses prepared for the recent executions, but it was not clear if the prison readied drugs for any of the four inmates whose scheduled executions were blocked by courts. Read More »

NOLA removes first of four Confederate monuments

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu , who has spearheaded the controversial campaign to tear down the monuments , said the Liberty Monument had no place in a majority black city because it was erected to "revere white supremacy". Pensacola's Confederate monument in Lee Square was defaced in 2015, with vandals spraypainting "Confed lives don't matter" spraypainted across the granite pillar. Read More »

'Everybody' has better healthcare than US, Trump says

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The self-proclaimed socialist senator believes the US should use Australia's universal health care system as a model for repealing and replacing Obamacare . "We'll quote you on the floor of the Senate", Sanders said . That's because Australia's health care system offers publicly funded universal health coverage for all Australians. Read More »

May Day Marchers Around The World Celebrate Workers, Immigrants

In Atlanta, about 200 rallied under gloomy skies holding "ICE Get Out" banners and "Not One More Deportaton" placards to protest recent arrests and deportations of immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and to call on Atlanta officials to extend more protections to immigrants. Read More »

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday afternoon that Cove Creek Pearson Fire Chief Doug Deckard died during a "tragic accident" while serving in the middle of a torrential thunderstorm. Officials say two children are also missing in Arkansas after a vehicle was swept off a bridge in Hindsville in the northwest part of the state. Three tornadoes were confirmed by the U.S. Read More »

China's President Xi says to uphold global climate deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said that it will make up its mind about whether or not to stay in the Paris agreement before the G-7 meeting in Italy at the end of this month. The Paris Agreement was struck by some 200 countries to combat global warming. "It would be hard, crazy, to go against public opinion, against the domestic will, and the will of the global community", Mezoua said in Bonn. Read More »

Cinco de Mayo gets political with Trump supporters bashed

In Waco, Texas, a college fraternity at Baylor University was suspended after throwing a Cinco de Mayo party where students reportedly dressed as construction workers and maids and chanted "Build that Wall", a reference to Trump's signature campaign promise. Read More »

Distraught pool party gunman called ex during deadly rampage

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Four black women, two black men, and one Hispanic man were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds, she said . But Zimmerman said investigators found "zero evidence to indicate that race played a factor in this bad and horrific crime". Phillips' friend, who was celebrating his birthday, had approached Selis and offered him food just a few minutes before the gunfire erupted. The injured victims are reported to be in stable condition and were being treated at a local hospital for gunshot ... Read More »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

He had been slated later Tuesday to meet key climate and economic advisers to discuss a possible withdrawal, but a senior White House official told AFP the meeting has been postponed. Security Council late last month. There is now a potential that Trump would withdraw America from the Paris Climate Accord. The Paris Agreement was negotiated by representatives of 195 nations and adopted by consensus on December 2015. Read More »

Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

After law enforcement arrested Teixeira, a SWAT team surveyed the apartment to ensure that no other shooters were present. Bampumim Teixeira was arraigned from his hospital bed on May 8, 2017, charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Boston doctors Richard Field and Lina Bolanos. Read More »

Man charged with killing two doctors in Boston penthouse

Officers took him into custody and took him to Tufts Medical Center where he is undergoing treatment for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, the Daily Mail reported. During his final moments Dr Field had texted a friend to report a "serious situation" with a gunman in his home, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Read More »

Hiding info on Hillary probe wouldve been "catastrophic"

If you or I did a tiny fraction of what they did, we'd be wearing orange jumpsuits and sitting in a tiny cell somewhere. FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress that he had reopened an investigation of her email server. Comey testified a day after the unsuccessful Democratic presidential nominee said that she believed Comey's unusual letter to Congress on October 28 had essentially tilted the close race to her rival, Donald Trump. Read More »

WH: Trump's Priorities on Border Wall Have Not Changed

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If Congress can not agree to either a stopgap funding bill or a longer-term one by midnight Friday, federal agencies will run out of money and most likely have to abruptly lay off hundreds of thousands of federal workers until an appropriations bill is enacted. Read More »

One Dead, Three Stabbed in UT Austin Rampage

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The stabbings occurred near Gregory Gym. The suspect walked behind a man a few feet away from her, then grasped the man's shoulder with one hand and with the other hand stabbed him in the back, thrusting the knife "all the way in". Police said they are not aware that White has connections to any terror group. Shortly after the stabbing, rumors were flying on social media regarding the suspect's motive. Read More »

Mulvaney: It's Democrats Who Wanted a Shutdown, Trump's Just 'Frustrated' With Them

The 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act contains $1.5 billion for border security, which would be used for things that will have a material impact on border security besides a brick-and-mortar wall, according to Mulvaney. I bet you didn't know that, because Democrats are lying to you. "They were desperate to make this administration look like we could not function, like we could not govern. Read More »

Texas gov. bans sanctuary cities from state

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On Monday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed court papers requesting that all lawsuits challenging the new state law be filed in the same federal court in Austin. "When people go from a broken taillight to a broken family to broken trust in the system, that is real", Houston Democratic Sen. MacCallum read Abbott a letter from police chiefs that argued the bill would prevent illegal immigrants from reporting crimes, but Abbott responded that the bill specifically excludes ... Read More »

United States holds back-channel talks with North Korea

Limac's website reportedly showed that Ryonbong and Limac representatives discussed advancing the relationship in 2011, and 14 Limac employees visited North Korea as part of a company-sponsored vacation in 2014. "A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser", the KCNA said in a commentary. Read More »

GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions

The bill would need to be approved by the Senate and President before becoming law. Republicans are asking Americans to believe an impossibility. She said the House bill was hard to assess overall because it passed without an updated analysis by the Congressional Budget Office on how the measure would affect health care costs and coverage. Read More »