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All options on the table as state budget talks continue

All options on the table as state budget talks continue

Just one day after IL lawmakers left Springfield without approving a budget, Rauner's spirits are still up. "We ask the governor to stop holding the state budget hostage and join us in working in good faith to end this destructive impasse".



Tillerson: Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate

Trump said he intends to exit the Paris climate agreement , and that got Macron in front of a camera. Protestors of President Donald Trump's climate change decision outside of the White House on June 1, 2017 . While the move withdraws the world's largest economy from commitments to fight global warming, it does not halt the march of USA businesses toward renewable energy or state and local government efforts.


UAE, Saudi Arabia halt white sugar exports to Qatar -trade sources

UAE, Saudi Arabia halt white sugar exports to Qatar -trade sources

Bahrain says it is cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar amid a deepening rift between Gulf Arab nations. The feud - the most serious in decades among some the region's most key Western allies - has been simmering for years as Qatar increasingly flexed its political muscle across the region, including backing for the Muslim Brotherhood.



Trump assails Justice Dep't court strategy on travel ban

In another message, Trump took a swipe at the courts and said the USA needs to a better job of screening people coming into the country because of concern about terrorism: "In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S.in order to help keep our country safe".


Bill Cosby arrives at court for start of sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby arrives at court for start of sexual assault trial

Through his representatives, Cosby has repeatedly denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Bill Cosby has said he likely won't take the stand in his sexual assault case near Philadelphia . The unsealed deposition was central to Cosby's arrest in December 2015. After a contentious jury selection process during which defense attorneys accused prosecutors of deliberately excluding black jurors who might be sympathetic to Cosby , both sides ultimately agreed on 12 jurors : seven men ...


DC mayor reaffirms city's commitment to Paris climate deal

DC mayor reaffirms city's commitment to Paris climate deal

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday signed an order reaffirming the District of Columbia's commitment to the Paris climate agreement, a show of dissent that follows President Donald Trump's announcement last week that the U.S.is withdrawing from the accord.