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Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power Plan

Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power PlanWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's regulatory efforts to combat climate change. The proposal from the Environment Protection Agency, which was published in the Federal Register, is now open for a public comment period. A final EPA rule is expected later this year. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann)



Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina

Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North CarolinaAbout 300 demonstrators gathered at the base of Silent Sam, a memorial to the Confederate soldiers killed during the Civil War, at about 7 p.m. (2300 GMT) to hold a protest and march. About two hours later, the statue, which had been standing on the Chapel Hill campus since 1913, was on the ground, local media reported. Protesters pulled the statue with rope and threw dirt on it, local media reported.



Russian hackers targeted U.S. conservative think-tanks, says Microsoft

Russian hackers targeted U.S. conservative think-tanks, says MicrosoftThe software giant said it thwarted the attempts last week by taking control of sites that hackers had designed to mimic the pages of The International Republican Institute and The Hudson Institute. There was no immediate comment from Russian authorities, but the Kremlin was expected to address the report later on Tuesday. Casting such allegations as part of an anti-Russian campaign designed to justify new sanctions on Russia, it says it wants to improve not worsen ties with Washington.



Accused former Nazi guard arrested, deported to Germany

Accused former Nazi guard arrested, deported to GermanyActing on a 2004 deportation order, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement took Jakiw Palij, now 95, into custody and sent him to Germany, the White House said in a statement. Palij was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1949, becoming a United States citizen eight years later, the White House statement said. In 2001, Palij told Department of Justice officials that he had trained at the Nazi SS Training Camp in Trawniki, in German-occupied Poland, in 1943, the White House said.



Russia denies Microsoft allegations it targeted U.S. think tanks: Ifax

Russia denies Microsoft allegations it targeted U.S. think tanks: IfaxThe Russian authorities deny allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday. Interfax cited an unnamed Russian diplomatic source on Tuesday as describing Microsoft's allegations as part of a political game. "Microsoft is playing political games," it cited the source as saying.





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