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Democratic attorneys general commit to Paris climate pact

Democratic attorneys general commit to Paris climate pact

In addition to California, Washington and NY, the other members of the U.S. Alliance are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. "As the Commonwealth reiterates its commitment to exceed the emission reduction targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, today we join the U.S. Climate Alliance to expand on our efforts while partnering with other states to combat climate change", Massachusetts Gov.



Trump unveils plan to privatize air-traffic control system

But opponents worry the plan, which would require congressional approval, will give too much power to the airline industries. Perrone adds that "it is unfathomable to consider gambling with the future and safety of our air traffic control system by putting it into the hands of an organization that diminishes the voice of the American citizens who will be most affected by it".


Trump Won't Seek to Block Comey's Testimony, White House Says

Trump Won't Seek to Block Comey's Testimony, White House Says

Comey's memos are of particular interest to congressional investigators following reports last month that the then-FBI director wrote a memo following a meeting with Trump , detailing how the president allegedly asked Comey to end the investigation into Flynn.


Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

The Justices, except for Justice Neil Gorsuch who did not take part in consideration of the case , said the health systems are exempt, even though the pension plans were established by the hospitals and are managed internally, according to Justice Elena Kagan who wrote the opinion.


Romania's president to visit White House

Romania's president to visit White House

Along with his wife Ivanka, Kushner appeared determined to dismiss the increased scrutiny in connection with the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation probe as little more than a PR squall that will soon pass. "And if Trump wants to make policy changes, which he clearly seems to want to do, he can't really do that unless he has his people working on programs he wants to change", Pfiffner said.



California governor heads for China for climate, business cooperation

Under the Paris agreement , negotiated during former President Barack Obama's tenure, the United States voluntarily committed to reducing polluting emissions by 1.6 billion tons by 2025. "If the USA drops out of the climate agreement... for European trade policy, this means that American production sites don't need to abide by the climate goals", Germany's center-left chancellor candidate said on Thursday, speaking at the WDR Europa Forum in Berlin.