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California seals its reputation as a climate juggernaut with a wave of legislation and head-turning lawsuit

By Ella Nilsen, CNN (CNN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom drew loud cheers and applause on Wednesday when he spoke at the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit in New York, after pointedly calling the climate crisis “a fossil fuel crisis.” He told the room full of global leaders, climate advocates and non-governmental organizations the world needs

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Maui’s 150-year-old banyan tree is growing leaves after being charred by the wildfires. It’s just the beginning of a long recovery

By Kara Nelson, CNN (CNN) — A huge banyan tree charred by the wildfires in Maui is sprouting new green leaves, giving hope all was not completely lost in the flames. The 150-year-old cultural landmark dominates the courthouse square on Lahaina’s famous Front Street. The tree was planted in 1873, and is the largest one

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Ethnic Armenians to leave Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan victory, local official says

By Alex Stambaugh, Josh Pennington, Heather Chen and Hafsa Khalil, CNN (CNN) — The ethnic Armenian population in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region will leave for Armenia after Azerbaijan reclaimed the territory in a brief offensive, a local official says. “Our people do not want to live as part of Azerbaijan. Ninety-nine point nine percent prefer

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2 Florida kids stole their mother’s car after she took away their electronics and they were pulled over 200 miles away, authorities say

By Jamiel Lynch and Jennifer Henderson, CNN (CNN) — Authorities in north Florida were surprised to discover a 10-year-old behind the wheel when they pulled over a stolen vehicle this week. Officers pulled over a white sedan on Interstate 75 just before 4 a.m. Thursday in the city of Alachua, according to the Alachua County

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Migrants gather near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum

Mexico makes agreement with US to deport migrants from its border cities as one mayor warns his city is at ‘a breaking point’

By Rosa Flores, Sara Weisfeldt, Emma Tucker and Macie Goldfarb, CNN (CNN) — Mexico has made an agreement with the United States to deport migrants from its border cities to their home countries and take several actions to deter migrants as part of a new effort to combat the recent surge in border crossings. Mexican

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Operator of bus involved in fatal New York crash was listed by the state as an ‘unacceptable operator’ after failing several safety inspections

By Jessica Xing and Emma Tucker, CNN (CNN) — The transportation company that owns the bus involved in a fatal crash in New York this week while bringing high school students to a band camp was listed as an “unacceptable operator” by the state after failing several safety inspections since 2022. New York State Department

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The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson

EU asks Poland for ‘clarifications’ on visa fraud allegations

By Radina Gigova, James Frater and Antonia Mortensen, CNN (CNN) — The European Commission has sent a letter to Poland asking for “clarifications,” amid reports that Polish officials have been involved in an alleged cash-for-visas scandal. Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Polish consulates have been accused of participating in a widespread illegal scheme through

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