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    Trump Withdraws US From Paris Climate Accord

    He’s out. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that the U.S. won’t honor the environmental agreement, saying, “We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore.” France, Germany, Italy, China and Japan expressed disappointment with Trump’s decision, saying they’ll seek other partners to help fight climate change. Business leaders, including CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Tesla and General Electric, condemned the withdrawal as short-sighted. Meanwhile, the governors of Washington, California and New York are forming a “climate alliance,” with California’s Jerry Brown promising that “states will step up.”

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