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General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is not happy with President Trump. And he’s not alone.

Dozens of top executives urged Trump not to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Now that he’s decided to do it, many are voicing their displeasure.

“Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement,” Immelt said Thursday on Twitter shortly after Trump’s announcement.

“Climate change is real,” he wrote. “Industry must now lead and not depend on government.

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Putin: ‘Patriotic’ Russian Hackers May Have Targeted US Election:

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to suggest Thursday that “patriotic hackers” may have meddled in the US election, but insisted that none of their potential activities were state-backed.

It’s the first time the Russian leader has conceded that any election-related hacking attacks may have emanated from his country.
In comments to reporters at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin likened hackers to “artists,” who could act on behalf of Russia if they felt its interests were being threatened.

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National Spelling Bee Winner Clinches Title With ‘Marocain’:

Ananya Vinay showed little emotion until she finally let a smile slip and lifted the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy.

The 12-year-old from Fresno, California, won the spelling competition Thursday night after numerous rounds against Rohan Rajeev. They were the last two standing of the initial 291 spellers.
“I just focused on my word and tried to spell it right,” she said.
The winning word was “marocain,” a dress fabric that is made of ribbed silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns.
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Secret Service Relaxes Marijuana Policy In Bid To Swell Ranks:

Thirty-eight days into the job, the new director of the US Secret Service, Randolph Alles, is getting to know his agency.

Alles told reporters Thursday that he’s working to grow the Secret Service, including by relaxing the agency’s drug policy on marijuana.
Instead of a policy that would disqualify an applicant who has used the drug more than a certain number of times, the agency will now use a “whole-person concept” to measure marijuana use, potentially allowing candidates who admit to marijuana use based on the last age at which they used the drug and the amount of time between then and their application to the agency.
The Secret Service has two primary missions: To investigate and prevent financial crimes, and to protect the US President as well as former US leaders and their families.
The new director acknowledged that around-the-clock shifts and last-minute assignments have affected morale among the force, which now numbers roughly 6,500.
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Pittsburgh Mayor Hits Back After Trump Invokes City In Climate Speech:

President Donald Trump invoked the people of Pittsburgh to defend his climate change decision Thursday, and the city’s mayor bristled in response.

Explaining his choice to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, Trump said: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
Pittsburgh’s Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto, in an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” said Trump was off-base to point to his choice as benefiting the city — in part because Pittsburgh swung strongly for Hillary Clinton.

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source: CNN.com

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