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UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what’s needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.’s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder. Most countries — especially top carbon polluters…

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Garland pledges ‘equal justice’ and independence from politics

Merrick Garland’s confirmation process for U.S. attorney general is underway. Mr. Garland has said he will focus on civil rights, confront extremism and domestic terrorism, and restore the Justice Department’s political independence.