The aftermath of Trump’s decision to exit Paris Agreement
By Lauren Weber
Friday, June 2
THE AFTERMATH OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S DECISION TO PULL OUT OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT The president made good on one of his top campaign promises, making the U.S. only the third country to be outside the global agreement to combat climate change. Here’s what former president Barack Obama had to say about Trump dismantling U.S. involvement in the pact, and what the move means for the global standing of the U.S. It appears China will be tapped to lead the climate fight. Sixty-one mayors across the country have pledged to meet the commitments under the international accord, including the mayor of Pittsburgh, which was invoked in Trump’s announcement Thursday. Tesla founder Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger announced they were withdrawing from advising Trump in light of his decision. And city halls and bridges lit up green following the announcement. [HuffPost]
TRUMP TAKES TRAVEL BAN TO THE SUPREME COURT The administration filed two emergency applications asking the highest court in the land to block two lower court rulings that essentially killed the second iteration of Trump’s travel ban. [HuffPost]
‘THE FATE OF 16.8 MILLION MEDICAID ENROLLEES RESTS ON 20 GOP SENATORS FROM 14 STATES’ The stakes are especially high for this group of lawmakers, as they represent the states that accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid. [HuffPost]
PUTIN: MAYBE THERE WAS RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION AFTER ALL “Shifting from his previous blanket denials, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Thursday that ‘patriotically minded’ private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year that meddled in the United States presidential election.” [NYT]
DOZENS DEAD AFTER BOTCHED ROBBERY OF PHILIPPINE CASINO At least 36 are dead, most of them from heavy smoke. The alleged robber killed himself shortly after the attack. [Reuters]
MEET THE 2017 U.S. SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CHAMPION Could you spell marocain to win it all? [Reuters]
WE HAVE OUR FIRST SUPREME COURT CLASS PHOTO Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. [HuffPost]
TICKETS FOR ARIANA GRANDE’S MANCHESTER BENEFIT CONCERT Sold out in under six minutes. [HuffPost]
WE’RE SORRY TO SAY But more of your favorite Netflix shows could be on the chopping block. [HuffPost]
JENNIFER GARNER HAS NO TIME FOR PEOPLE MAGAZINE “I did not pose for this cover. I did not participate in or authorize this article.” [HuffPost]
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BELOVED ’90s REBOOT IS IN THE WORKS Prepare yourself for more “Sister, Sister” fun. [HuffPost]
ADRIANA LIMA HAS DECLARED SHE’S MARRIED HERSELF And has the ring to show for it. [HuffPost]
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