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Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration

High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations, including T. Lisa Murkowski, seated left, speak with representatives of Alaska Native groups at an Arctic Council event in Fairbanks, Alaska. Christina-Alexa Liakos of Greenpeace USA, said her group will watch the meeting with an eye toward US policy on broader environmental issues, such as the Paris Climate Agreement.



Republican senators question Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director

James Comey, the dismissed Federal Bureau of Investigation director, had told Congress his agency is investigating if people connected to Trump's presidential campaign played a part in Russian election interference. Trump told Holt that Comey was a "grandstander". MCEVERS: And throughout all this, Comey said he was trying to stay above the political fray. But Trump acknowledged during the interview that he'd considered the potential ramification of his decision on the inquiry.



Closing arguments underway in ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

Prosecutors have wrapped up their closing arguments in the fraud and tax evasion trial of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, calling on jurors to use their "common sense" as they deliberate her fate. Brown's indictment said the Virginia-based One Door only gave out one scholarship for $1,200 to an unidentified person in Florida. When asked for his thoughts about the proceedings, he claimed that while a win would have been ideal, the congresswoman and her supporters could rest easy knowing that ...



Former Rep. Brown found guilty in charity scam

Brown, a Democrat who represented the Florida district that included Jacksonville since 1993, had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, including fraud. Of the $833,000 raised by Brown's "One Door For Education" charity, only $1,200 was given to students. The money instead was spent by the three for their own personal use, including for a golf tournament honoring Brown and for luxury box seats at a Beyonce concert.


Mormons pull older teens out of Boy Scouts

Mormons pull older teens out of Boy Scouts

The Mormon Church announced "new program guidelines for young men ages 14-18" in the letter - guidelines which are also available at ymactivities.lds.org. "We know that there's an interest there". That being said, we know that there's strength in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, and they see value in it.



Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

On the other side: Supporters of the monuments who argue they honor Southern heritage and history. A city news release says workers are preparing to take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans , the second of four monuments to Confederate era figures the City Council has voted to remove.