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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE STANCE ON PARIS CLIMATE DEAL THIS AFTERNOON Sources say he’s leaning toward walking away from the landmark global agreement, making the U.S. only the third country along with Syria and Nicaragua not to sign on. Some Republicans are urging him to stay in the deal. But here’s why leaving would play to his base. And take a look at the current U.S. carbon pollution levels. [HuffPost]
‘ONE OFFICIAL TRIED TO WARN US ABOUT THE ATTACKS LIKE PORTLAND. HE WAS PUSHED OUT.’ “Eight years ago, working in the department’s now-defunct Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Daryl Johnson authored a memo intended to warn law enforcement about the threat posed by right-wing extremists... Under political pressure, the administration backed away from the memo. They dismantled Johnson’s team. He left the government.” [HuffPost]
LEBRON SPEAKS OUT AFTER VANDALISM On the eve of the NBA finals, someone vandalized LeBron James’ LA home with a racial slur. “No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you: Being black in America is tough,” he said. [HuffPost]
TRUMP REPORTEDLY PLANS TO RESTORE RUSSIAN ‘INTELLIGENCE’ COMPOUNDS “The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.” [WaPo]
FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY HAS BEEN CLEARED TO TESTIFY And a flurry of subpoenas has gone out in a sign that the Russia probe is moving quickly. [WaPo]
43 PERCENT OF KIDS KILLED IN CAR CRASHES Are not properly restrained, according to The Journal of Pediatrics. [HuffPost]
LOOKS LIKE THAT U.S. EMBASSY MOVE TO JERUSALEM Is going to be a bit delayed. [Reuters]
NOOSE FOUND IN D.C. AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBIT It’s the second time in a week that a noose has been found on the grounds of a Smithsonian museum. [HuffPost]
‘9/11 JUST CLAIMED ANOTHER LIFE: THE FIREFIGHTER WHO MADE CONGRESS CARE’ “Ray Pfeifer brought grace and compassion to the battle for 9/11 health benefits.” [HuffPost]
CNN HAS CUT TIES WITH KATHY GRIFFIN She will no longer cohost its New Year’s Eve special after 10 years with the network following her controversial photo shoot with a replica of the president’s severed head. And here’s how Trump responded. [HuffPost]
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: I’M STAYING AT MSNBC “For the next couple of years.” [HuffPost]
WHY COULDN’T PIPPA MIDDLETON PACK US ON HER HONEYMOON? It looks unbelievably amazing. [HuffPost]
PREPARE TO BE AMAZED BY THIS 12-YEAR-OLD VENTRILOQUIST So much voice coming from one little doll. [HuffPost]
CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK On these “Game of Thrones” photos that may reveal a surprising death ― 45 days people. And if you get bored in the meantime, apply to Harvard ― the school is officially offering a “Game of Thrones” class. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
- Police released the video of Tiger Woods’ arrest.
- “A history of secret U.S. channels, from Jefferson to Kushner.”
- Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to kidnapping student after he allegedly went on the run with her for 39 days.
- The New York Times is getting rid of the public editor role.
- According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 60 percent of those who voted for Trump view the media as their “enemy.”
- Here’s what’s behind this whole “unicorn noodles” thing.
- Lebanon is banning screenings of “Wonder Woman” because Gal Gadot is Israeli.
- We had no idea this is how quinoa grows.
- Behind all the buzz about Rihanna’s weight.
- And looks like the Obamas are sticking around in D.C., as they just bought this $8.1 million dollar house in the District.