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Merkel: G7 Leaders Had 'Controversial' Debate on Climate Change With Trump

Merkel: G7 Leaders Had 'Controversial' Debate on Climate Change With Trump He came here to get smarter. "Hundreds of US states, cities, and companies are also moving forward on climate action, as they recognize the tremendous economic development and job creation potential offered by rapid deployment of clean energy technologies. [Full Article...]

Trump launches investigation into Manchester bombing 'photo' leak

Trump launches investigation into Manchester bombing 'photo' leak We in the press have an obligation to withhold some information in criminal investigations, of course. Britain and the United States are members of the "Five Eyes" group (which also includes Canada, Australia and New Zealand) that allows close intelligence sharing. [Full Article...]

Mattis: Trump 'wide open' on climate change

The president, during his trip to the G7 summit in Europe this week, declined to join other national leaders in reaffirming their commitment to the Paris accord . An enduring motif of the G7, which represents the lion's share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade. The leaders' last summit in Japan previous year stressed the need to avoid protectionism. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week Insiders have reportedly urged Trump to consider a non-politician to fill the top Federal Bureau of Investigation job because a politician-whether Republican or Democrat-would have trouble getting Senate confirmation given the toxic partisanship on Capitol Hill these days. [Full Article...]

In Trump's private moments, it's small talk

In Trump's private moments, it's small talk Back in Jerusalem - Trump laid a wreath at Israel's Holocaust Memorial and delivered a pre-departure keynote address punctuated by Israel-support, a push for Palestinian-Israeli peace and assurances of his administration's position on Iran . [Full Article...]

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

The Polish-born strategist became a lightning rod for criticism over the roles he played in the Iranian hostage crisis, a broad but unrewarding diplomatic confrontation with the Soviet Union, and Carter's innovative but unevenly implemented human-rights policy. [Full Article...]

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

During this period, Allman tried his hand at acting, appearing in the movie Rush Week in 1989 and the crime drama Rush in 1991. Allman also toured and recorded as a solo artist, most memorably resulting in his 1987 hit " I'm No Angel ". [Full Article...]

STATEMENT: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit

STATEMENT: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit President Donald Trump couldn't return home from his first foreign trip without taking a quick victory lap. He says the final document reflects that other countries respect the USA decision to take more time before making a final decision. [Full Article...]

G-7 leaders give United States more time on climate deal

G-7 leaders give United States more time on climate deal Neither Trump nor senior White House officials traveling with him said whether the United States would stay in the climate agreement, which was signed by President Barack Obama. They said they would work also with youth and religious leaders, prisons and educational institutions toward that end. Those calls had mixed results. [Full Article...]

Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down

Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down But he refused to join the consensus on climate change , sending a tweet to say: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president's son-in-law and daughter respectively, have joined Tillerson in advocating to stay. [Full Article...]

Roger Ailes hit his head one week before he died

Roger Ailes hit his head one week before he died Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband and father to our son Zachary , He was a loyal friend to so many. No cause of death has been reported. It also emerged as a powerful force on the political scene, while the feisty, hard-charging Ailes swatted off criticism that the network he branded as "Fair and Balanced" had a conservative tilt. [Full Article...]

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios Trump is set to visit American troops at the Sigonella naval air station in Sicily before returning home. President Donald Trump has wrapped up the first foreign trip of his presidency and is on his way back to Washington. "G7 leaders caved in the face fossil fuel cronyism, and were silent on their prior commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025-despite this language being agreed at the me... [Full Article...]

McConnell Faces Biggest Test in Pushing Obamacare Repeal

The ACA replacement plan, which Republican healthcare economist John Goodman helped develop, doesn't cut federal Medicaid spending, according to the report . That bill was passed separately from the main legislation and sponsored by Republican Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona, who said "anything short of that is hypocrisy". [Full Article...]

Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality

Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality Abbott agreed Thursday that those issues remain front and center in the home stretch of the regular session, which ends Monday. "He also said that only the governor can call a special session and that's right, but as a I said last week in my press conference, either the Speaker or the Lieutenant Governor can cause a special session". [Full Article...]

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill Various Republicans have underscored the health-care legislation, which narrowly passed the House earlier this month . "The premium might be lower but there will be benefits missing", said Gary Claxton, a vice president of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation , a clearinghouse for health system information. [Full Article...]

Severe Weather Possible Memorial Day Weekend

Severe Weather Possible Memorial Day Weekend We'll have a slight chance for severe t-storms this evening. Scattered showers and storms will once again be possible in the afternoon and evening, thanks to a disturbance that will cross the area. Plan on bountiful blue skies on Sunday and Memorial Monday. Highs will be near average for much of next week in the mid to upper-80s to around 90 degrees. [Full Article...]

PM: Palestinian refusal to recognize Jewish state to blame for moribund talks

PM: Palestinian refusal to recognize Jewish state to blame for moribund talks Nevertheless, Lieberman said , "We are following developments and are aware and have ways of dealing with this". "At a time when UNESCO and others continue to deny Jewish history, identity and rights in Jerusalem and Israel in general, the president's visit to the Western Wall serves as a critical reminder to the world that Israel is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people ". [Full Article...]

Former US Diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies at 89

She called him "the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have". As President Carter's national security adviser during the Cold War years, Zbigniew Brzezinski was seen as hawk and he managed crises from the Soviet Union to the Middle East. [Full Article...]

OR opens super regional with 4-0 win over Kentucky

OR opens super regional with 4-0 win over Kentucky With the win the Ducks, who had defeated the Cats 4-0 in the series opener on Friday night, earned a spot in the College World Series in Oklahoma City. Mia Camuso lined out to Reed to end the scoring threat. The Ducks' rally attempt in fifth started out shaky when Mercado was thrown out trying to stretch a single. [Full Article...]

Exposing the Obvious About the GOP Health-Care Bill

It would replace Obama's tax subsidies for health insurance consumers, based largely on income and premiums, with GOP tax credits geared more to people's ages. "People who are less healthy (including those with pre-existing or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive. [Full Article...]


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