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No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the Paris accord, an international agreement that aims to halt the rise in global temperatures. Several state leaders, including California Gov. Jerry Brown, were in Paris this week for a climate … Read the referenced┬ástory here: No…

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US Republican Lawmakers Reach Broad Accord on Tax Cuts

Republican lawmakers in Congress reached broad agreement Wednesday on major U.S. tax cuts before heading to the White House to work out final details with President Donald Trump. “We’re very, very close to a historic legislative victory,” Trump declared as he sat next to key House and Senate lawmakers who crafted the tax accord over the last several days. “This bill is vital to the American people. It’s a massive tax cut for the middle class.” The legislation would cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, heavily weighted…

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