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Nations Agree On Rules To Put Paris Climate Agreement Into Action

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-16 01:24

Nations agreed on rules to track the promises they made to reduce emissions, but did not set new emissions reduction goals necessary to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 04:18, modified at 17:51

President Trump praised the ruling by a court in Texas as supporters of the ACA said they will appeal.

Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump Tweets

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 14:30, modified at 23:40

The interior secretary is stepping down after a tumultuous two years, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office.

President Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 22:38, modified on 2018-12-15 01:34

It's unclear how long the OMB director will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. On Dec. 8, Trump announced that Kelly would be leaving the job at the end of the year.

PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 04:55, modified at 01:34

The utility has been under fire for its role in the massive gas pipeline explosion in 2010 in San Bruno, Calif.

2018 Is Now The Wettest Year On Record For Washington And Other Cities

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 19:32, modified at 19:33

So far this year, 61.34 inches of rain have fallen in Washington, breaking a 129-year-old record.

The Russia Investigations: A Case Still Unproven

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 12:01, modified at 23:06

This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case remains unproven.

'Nowhere To Go But Up ' — A Small Town Confronts Its Addiction Crisis

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 18:27, modified at 23:06

Two years after East Liverpool, Ohio, gained notoriety from a viral photo of an overdosed couple, the community is coming to terms with its addiction problem — and taking tentative steps forward.

Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 22:44, modified on 2018-12-16 10:07

The bells return to Balangiga after 117 years in U.S. custody.

After The Thousand Oaks' Shooting, A Community-Wide Effort To Memorialize And Heal

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-15 10:01, modified on 2018-12-16 10:07

Since the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last month, there's been more than 70 events - memorials, vigils and fundraisers — for the families of the victims.

Michael Cohen On Trump In TV Interview: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 13:47, modified at 19:21

President Trump's former lawyer says in a new interview that he is being forced to take responsibility for Trump's "dirty deeds" — and that the president directed Cohen to commit crimes.

CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 23:52, modified on 2018-12-15 01:04

Days after confronting actor Michael Weatherly, a huge star for the network, Dushku was written off Bull. An investigation determined the company often protected itself at the expense of victims.

Defeated In Court, Education Dept. To Cancel $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 18:21, modified on 2018-12-15 16:39

The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.

Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 23:43, modified on 2018-12-16 13:20

The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."

After Decades, 'Rolling Thunder' To Make Its Last Big Ride Through Washington, D.C.

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 22:22, modified at 22:51

The sound of motorcycles rumbling through the nation's capital has been a staple of Memorial Day weekend since 1988.

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In U.S. Border Patrol Custody

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 03:32, modified at 22:07

The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.

South Korean Company Sells Kim Jong Un Beauty Masks, Spurring Criticism

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 21:35, modified at 22:26

The product promises to moisturize skin with mineral water from North Korea, but some say it trivializes tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Facebook Says Some Users' Private Photos Were Accidentally Shared With Developers

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 19:58, modified at 22:26

In September, a Facebook "bug" allowed developers to access images people shared with friends on Facebook Stories — or images users had not even posted. Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected.

Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 21:35, modified on 2018-12-15 16:39

Though best-known for his auteur work, the mastermind of Hamilton and In the Heights says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical.

Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 10:01, modified at 22:51

The likely Democratic presidential pack is embracing ambitious economic policies, like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Those policies could drive the big debates during the 2020 primaries.

Video Catches Delivery Man In India Sampling Food He Is Delivering

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 17:51, modified at 22:51

At first people were annoyed at his food skimming. Then he got fired — and a debate began about whether workers in the billion dollar "to go" biz are treated fairly.

Health Costs Bear Down On Families Who Don't Qualify For ACA Subsidies

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 12:00, modified at 15:18

Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive — and sometimes inadequate — insurance.

'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

Permalink - Posted on 2018-12-14 12:25, modified at 20:01

"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.