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Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

Posted 6/3/2017 in National

While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he won't judge.



Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during HBO show

Posted 6/3/2017 in National

Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using of a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his HBO talk show.



Nooses showing up more in hate incidents around country

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

Nooses have appeared recently around the nation's capital -- including the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum -- in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of hate symbols in the U.S. to try to intimidate minorities.



Trump pulls US from global warming accord, to allies' dismay

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad.



European leaders: Climate change deal can't be renegotiated

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

Top European leaders pledged Thursday to keep fighting against global warming as President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, but they rejected his suggestion that the deal could later be renegotiated.



Science Says: Weather forecasts improve, under the radar

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

Make fun of the weatherman if you want but modern forecasts have quietly, by degrees, become much better.



Putin: Russia doesn't hack but 'patriotic' individuals might

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some "patriotic" individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump.



Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.



Trump declines to move US Embassy to Jerusalem, for now

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump acted Thursday to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.



$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting.



Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

Posted 6/2/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo covfefe is coming soon to a license plate near you.



Trump to announce decision on climate change today

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event this afternoon.



Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add jobs

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy.



GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while.



Naloxone: A tool to protect police dogs in drug raids from overdosing

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics.



Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented.



CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.



Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.



Comey OK'd to testify; House intel committee issues subpoenas

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his personal lawyer -- as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.



Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

Posted 5/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.



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