Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Man shot dead in downtown Spokane, Trump considers pulling out of climate deal, and morning headlines

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Trump considers pulling out
President Trump could decide to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, not even two years old, the New York Times reports. The accord spells out how countries around the world will help slow global warming; Trump may decide that it doesn't align with America-first policies.

However, as the Times points out, the president has changed his mind about big expected announcements before, including when he was expected to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA and when he was expected to explicitly say the U.S. still backs NATO's mutual defense aspect; both times, he didn't.

90 killed, 400 injured in Kabul rush-hour suicide bombing
The Associated Press reports a "massive suicide truck bombing" during morning rush hour in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul killed at least 90, and injured 400 more.

Man shot dead in downtown Spokane
A man died after he was shot near Second and Lincoln in downtown Spokane Tuesday night, Spokane police say. The shooter called 911 and cooperated with police, who say there is no threat to the public at this time; the investigation is ongoing. (KHQ)

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...