Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday. He suggested that the agreement damages America’s sovereignty and economy, and said his administration would seek to renegotiate the Paris agreement -- or start work on a new treaty.
Leigh Paterson, Inside Energy (@Sclaterpee)
Cara Horowitz, UCLA's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Bob Inglis, Former Republican Congressman from South Carolina, Energy and Enterprise Initiative (@bobinglis)
A Los Angeles school made national news recently when immigration agents arrested the father of a student as he drove his daughter to school. The Trump administration’s stance on immigration has many LA school kids scared. They are working through their fears in the classroom.
Eighth graders at Academia Avance make a mural about President Donald Trump,
in the style of artist Diego Rivera. (Photo by Jenny Hamel)
Joshua Ferris’ first novel, a satire of the American corporate workplace, became a breakout hit 10 years ago. He’s written two other novels and many short stories since then. His new short story collection explores problems men have in relationships with women and with each other.
Joshua Ferris, Author, “The Dinner Party and Other Short Stories”
Navigation app Waze is expanding its carpool feature across California next week. The feature connects drivers with riders heading to the same place so they can ride together and save on gas. However, it’s not intended to be the next Lyft Line or Uber Pool. There’s also a legal fight between Uber and Waymo, in which Waymo says Uber stole its self-driving car secrets.
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The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
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