FROM Lincoln Feast
Sydney Hostage Standoff Ends With Three Dead A standoff with a gunman who held customers and employees of a cafe hostage for more than 16 hours finally ended earlier today. Two hostages and the gunman, a self-described Muslim cleric named Man Haron Monis, are dead. Several others are injured. What happened, what do we know about the perpetrator, and what could the political ramifications of the incident be in Australia?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.