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After Merkel rebuke, UK PM May says wants strong partnership with EU

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the West had become weaker as Washington increasingly put USA interests first. While leaders from the U.K., Canada, France, Germany , Italy and Japan upheld their support of the Paris Climate Accord, President Trump said he needed more time to decide whether he would recommit to the accord that aims to combat climate change .



President Trump places wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

He also hailed Bob Dole, the former senator who suffered lifelong injuries in World War II and attended Monday's ceremony. The president delivered a brief speech to the crowd that had gathered after fulfilling the traditional duty of the Commander-in-Chief on Memorial Day; laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.



Officials, families, veterans mark Memorial Day in Nevada

Mark Baidas holds a flag during the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, in Abilene, Texas. "Today is about those that gave their lives for all of us, so we can remember and thank them", Blackburn said. I asked him,"What is Memorial Day to you, sir?" "I ride for all of them because they are my brothers and sisters", said Mitchell.



Governor Walker declares State of Emergency following severe weather

Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday will tour the storm devastation in northwestern Wisconsin where a tornado leveled a mobile home park, killing one person and injuring at least two dozen others. There were at least 25 other people injured when the tornado hit the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park, and many people living at the trailer park have been left homeless.


More than 600 attend Memorial Day ceremony at New Bern cemetery

More than 600 attend Memorial Day ceremony at New Bern cemetery

In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, celebrated on the last Monday in May. Beyond the backyard barbecue and pool parties, lies a deeper meaning for Memorial Day. One Navy veteran in attendance said being in the military was a part of his family legacy and Memorial Day is a very important day for him and his loved ones.


Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russian Federation row

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russian Federation row

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.