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USA urged to act upon its own human rights

KELEMEN: At a time when the U.S.is pulling out of a global climate agreement and questioning longstanding alliances, Donahoe worries about the signal Trump would send if he also backs away from the U.N.'s leading human rights body. In op-ed ahead of her address , Haley accused the council of "whitewash [ing] brutality" committed by its own members, citing as prime examples Venezuela-"whose governm... [Full Article...]

Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace

Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace Trump has this to say about the upcoming congressional testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey: "I wish him luck". The New York Times reported Tuesday that Comey told Sessions in February that the interactions between Trump and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director were inappropriate and that Sessions should do more to protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation from White Hou... [Full Article...]

Pentagon can't square Trump comments on Qatar

Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its border with Saudi Arabia , and the Arab nations opposing it have cut off their land, sea and air routes into the country. The Qatar's Foreign Ministry has described the move as an "intervention in its sovereignty" that was made "in coordination with Egypt , and the goal is clear: The imposition of guardianship over the Stat... [Full Article...]

Ghost Ship leaseholder & tenant charged with involuntary manslaughter

Ghost Ship leaseholder & tenant charged with involuntary manslaughter District attorney's office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said she doesn't know how soon Almena and Harris will be extradited to Alameda County and arraigned there. "They acting knowingly and disregarded the risk". "I talked to my parents, we all feel pretty similarly", said David Bernbaum, 37, of Oakland , whose brother Jonathan and several friends died in the fire. [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for 14-year-old girl in Gordon County

Amber Alert issued for 14-year-old girl in Gordon County Sherer's charges have not been released. An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl abducted from Gordon County. "Morgan is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, She is 5'5" and 160 pounds. She is believed to be in the company of Emily Page Sherer, a 21-year-old white female, believed to be occupying a 2017 Subaru Impreza bearing Arizona license plate CAS 2410. [Full Article...]

Police search for grandmother after baby dies in attack

Police search for grandmother after baby dies in attack Police say the suspect in the attack is Damani's 43-year-old grandmother, Nicole Darrington-Clark. Darrington-Clark moved out Friday, the person said. Clark had been living with her husband and a young son at an apartment complex in Riverside's University neighborhood, according to an acquaintance there. [Full Article...]

Trump Believes in Climate Change, Says US Ambassador

Worldwide leaders, including the Pope had pressed Trump not to abandon the accord and lamented his decision when Trump refused to relent. "I think the U.S. The home minister said it had to be seen in what circumstances the USA president made the statement on the Paris accord. The Green Climate Fund is a program birthed in 2010 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chang... [Full Article...]

NDSU's Renner set to compete in NCAA Championships

NDSU's Renner set to compete in NCAA Championships The Nittany Lion men qualified 13 student-athletes in nine events. The men's events kick off the first day of the four-day competition, with the team victor awarded on Friday and the women's team victor on Saturday. She has the second fastest time of the year at 4:11.02, and should figure to play herself into the final come Saturday at 3:41 p.m. barring any surprises. [Full Article...]

Man sexually assaulted 6 girls from 1 family

Man sexually assaulted 6 girls from 1 family A Bucks County jury found Lee Kaplan, 52, guilty of 17 charges including child rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual assault and indecent assault, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said in a news release. She said she believed that's what husbands and wives do. Savilla Stoltzfus, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of endangering the welfare of children and Daniel Stoltz... [Full Article...]

Walker sticks to tax, school vow despite impasse

Walker sticks to tax, school vow despite impasse Walker has threatened to veto the entire budget if property taxes go up beyond what they were in 2014 on a median-valued home. Under the proposal the state would reimburse municipalities and schools with general tax dollars that otherwise could pay for education, transportation or other tax cuts. [Full Article...]

Death of man after fight with Texas deputy's husband ruled a homicide

Death of man after fight with Texas deputy's husband ruled a homicide No charges have been filed at this time. WARNING: The video contains graphic and violent images . Multiple witnesses have provided video to news outlets showing Terry Thompson, the husband of Harris County Sheriff's deputy, on top of Hernandez, appearing to have him in a chokehold. [Full Article...]

Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

In addition, the leaders of many major U.S. cities, who have dubbed themselves " climate mayors ", have joined the alliance . Each country also sets voluntary targets for reducing its carbon emissions. The Paris deal essentially represented a promise by countries to hold the planet's warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to aspire to a 1.5 degree limit if poss... [Full Article...]

4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion

4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion Our condolences go out to the Reyes family", the statement said. "Over the past 44 years, the Didion team has grown to be a close-knit family, and we ask for your prayers during this hard time". The corn milling plant was destroyed. Didion was instructed to fix the cited problems by April, 2011 and OSHA closed the case in September 2013 after the company paid a fine of $3,465. [Full Article...]

They'll Always Have Paris: California, China Sign Climate Deals

Francois Delattre told reporters that the impact of Trump's decision goes beyond climate change policy to the usa role in the world. In May 2015, then Prime Minister Perry Christie told Parliament that with 80 per cent of The Bahamas' land mass within one metre of sea level, climate change was a growing threat. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain dangerous countries'

Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain dangerous countries' If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case, the government lawyers defending the order will have an uphill climb to downplay the importance of Trump's tweets , Dorf and Gerhardt agreed. This story , in which the Washington Post claims that "Trump's latest tweets will probably hurt effort to restore travel ban" is full of snarky, triumphal quotes from opponents of the ban in support of the... [Full Article...]

Christie deputy, ex-Goldman Sachs executive win primaries

One race to watch is the 24th Senate Republican primary , in northwestern New Jersey. Murphy blurs the line between establishment and insurgent just as Democrats reckon with whether their best candidates should come from within or outside the traditional party structure. [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

As for why they were increasingly optimistic, GOP senators wouldn't offer very many details and McConnell suggested that some key issues linger. But glum senators emerged from a series of closed-door meetings Tuesday no closer to an agreement than they have been after weeks of private talks. [Full Article...]

James Comey approached AG Jeff Sessions with concerns about Trump

In this March 20, 2017 photo, FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. "They've talked, and I understand the special counsel has not fenced him off in any way, shape or form on the items he intends to talk about", Burr said. [Full Article...]

Candidates face off in Ga. congressional debate

But you wouldn't know it watching Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel debate for the first time Tuesday night ahead of the June 20 contest. Handel resigned from the charity in 2012 and later wrote a book called "Planned Bullyhood" about the group's decision to reverse course on its decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood because of abortion. [Full Article...]

Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law

Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law Some state lawmakers say passing 20 different bills in just 30 days is a lot to ask in a short period of time. "As governor, if I am going to call a special session, I intend to make it count". Another item on the list is a bill that would extend the state's Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity until 2023. The decision was a significant political test for Abbott, who faces re-electio... [Full Article...]


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