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E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics Scandals

<i>Want the latest climate and environment news in your inbox? Sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO

Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of …

Donald Trump

Veteran diplomat resigns Estonia post in disgust after Trump encouraged Macron to leave EU

The US ambassador to Estonia has resigned in frustration over Donald Trump's hostility to Europe, leaving a scathing review of the US President's treatment of America's allies.<p>James Melville, a 33-year career diplomat who was due to retire in a few months, wrote a damning Facebook post to friends …

Donald Trump

Sunday wrap: No fudging the Supreme Court vote

Who said it?<p>1. “God help these old men if they tick off these suburban women who never thought their reproductive rights were at risk.”<p>2. “A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t …

Lisa Murkowski

Collins: Won't support SCOTUS pick hostile to abortion rights

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote in the coming Supreme Court confirmation fight, said Sunday she would not support a nominee hostile to the landmark abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade.<p>"I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would …

Pro-choice Movement

Infamous French Criminal Escapes Prison In A Helicopter

An infamous criminal managed to escape from prison on the outskirts of Paris after an "armed commando" landed a helicopter in the complex's courtyard and whisked him away, France's Ministry of Justice said on Sunday.<p>But perhaps the most unbelievable thing about Redoine Faid's prison break is that …

Crime

Supreme Court Labor Decision Wasn’t Just a Loss for Unions

The Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory union fees for government workers was not only a blow to unions. It will also hit hard at a vast network of groups dedicated to advancing liberal policies and candidates.<p>Some of these groups work for immigrants and civil rights; others produce …

Middle-class

What you should know about the man poised to become Mexico’s next president

Andrés Manuel López Obrador shares many of Trump's nationalistic tendencies — but he's no friend of the U.S. president.<p>Mexicans went to the polls …

Mexico

'I’m Never Going to Forgive It.' Meghan McCain Hits Back at President Trump's Attacks on Her Father

Megan McCain made her feelings clear about the way President Donald Trump repeatedly attacks her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), over the weekend.<p>On …

Donald Trump

Winners and losers from June 26's primary elections

Voters hit the polls in Oklahoma, Colorado, Maryland, New York, Utah, South Carolina and Mississippi on Tuesday in a big primary election night that …

Government

The Latest: Civil rights groups want court vote postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement (all times local):<p>6:35 p.m.<p>Various civil rights groups are backing calls from Democratic lawmakers to hold off on a vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement until after the November elections.<p>Vanita …

Donald Trump

Judge won't lift order to disclose voter fraud commission files

A federal judge has turned down the Trump administration's bid to lift an order requiring officials to disclose internal records of a now-defunct commission set up to pursue President Donald Trump's own unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Colleen …

Voter Fraud

Trump vs. Harley-Davidson: What's really going on?

President Donald Trump is attacking Harley-Davidson for planning to shift some of its motorcycle production overseas.<p>Harley says it stands to lose as much as $100 million a year from new European Union taxes on motorcycles that it would ship from the United States. The EU raised its 6% tariff to …

Motorcycles

Roberts treats Trump like a normal President. Sotomayor says no way.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chief Justice John Roberts treated Donald Trump as if he were any other president.<p>Impossible, responded Justice Sonia Sotomayor.<p>As the 5-4 conservative majority of the Supreme Court upheld Trump's travel ban on nationals from certain majority-Muslim countries, the nine justices …

Donald Trump

Crowley and Grimm crash: Top takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries

It was a great night for progressives, and also for Donald Trump.<p>Rep. Joe Crowley’s stunning loss has left House Democratic leadership scrambling for answers — and has left-wing, Bernie Sanders-aligned activists feeling emboldened.<p>Fewer than 30,000 votes were cast in the Democratic primary in New …

Government

The Latest: Germany out, Sweden, Mexico advance from Group F

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local):<p>6:58 p.m.<p>Defending champion Germany has been eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in a 2-0 stoppage-time loss to South Korea and Sweden has topped Group F with a 3-0 win over Mexico.<p>South Korea's first goal in injury …

Soccer

Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the nation's public employee unions Wednesday that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle.<p>After three efforts in 2012, 2014 and 2016 fell short, the court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that unions …

Public Sector

The big picture: What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win means

Rep. Joe Crowley hadn't faced a primary challenger in 14 years until 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came along. Timing is everything, and 2018 …

Donald Trump

Sweden cruise to victory over Mexico as both qualify for World Cup last 16

Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mexico’s World Cup Javier Hernández did the only thing that mattered in the circumstances. He pelted over to the touchline and asked his bench the burning question. What …

Soccer

Largest US nail manufacturer 'on the brink of extinction' because of the steel tariffs

Steel tariffs could force the nation's largest nail manufacturer to close or move to Mexico.<p>The Mid-Continent Nail plant in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, laid off 60 of its 500 workers last week because of increased steel costs. The company blames the 25% tariff on imported steel. Orders for nails …

Economy

Germany crash out of World Cup group stage after defeat by South Korea

This, then, is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. There are certain events so apocalyptic that it feels they cannot just happen. They should be signalled beneath thunderous skies as owls catch falcons and horses turn and eat themselves. At the very least there should be a sense …

Soccer

What the future might hold for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>On Tuesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an upset for the ages</i><i>, knocking off New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary in the 14th District. Given that Ocasio-Cortez came from nowhere -- at 28 she had never run for office before and was given virtually no chance to</i> …

ocasiocortez

A Look Back at 100 Years of Fashion Photography

For as much its critics may proclaim that fashion is frivolous or some kind of fantastical escapism, it’s worth remembering that one of fashion’s …

Fashion Photography

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is a Name You Need to Know Immediately

The future of the Democratic Party is suddenly more clear.<p>On Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old first-time candidate for office and …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Life Inside the Rohingya Refugee Camps: Pictures

Trump and Putin Will Hold Summit Meeting, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to meet President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia next month in a one-on-one summit meeting, a politically sensitive encounter that could exacerbate strains with NATO allies even if it eases tensions between the United States and Russia.<p>It would be the first formal …

Russia

Crowley’s loss ripples through K Street

<i>With David Beavers, Garrett Ross and Aaron Lorenzo</i><p><b>CROWLEY’S LOSS RIPPLES THROUGH K STREET:</b> The upset loss of Rep. <b>Joe Crowley</b> (D-N.Y.), the No. 4 Democrat in the House, to <b>Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez</b> in the primary on Tuesday is being felt on K Street this morning. “For me, personally, it’s losing a …

NFL

Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a major blow on Wednesday to organized labor. By a 5-to-4 vote, with the more conservative justices in the majority, the court ruled that government workers who choose not to join unions may not be required to help pay for collective bargaining.<p>Forcing those …

Public Sector

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court.<p>The retirement is effective July 31, Kennedy said in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.<p>Kennedy's decision …

Anthony Kennedy

Tears and Cheers at the World Cup: Pictures