June 1, 2017: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • President Donald Trump's inner circle is reportedly divided over whether he should continue U.S. participation in the Paris climate change agreement. Signatories to the 2015 pact include 195 nations that have promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nonetheless, according to The Washington Post, "in all likelihood, Trump has decided the United States will leave the international accord," nixing one of former President Barack Obama's environmental achievements. Trump's daughter Ivanka and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are reportedly in favor of the U.S. sticking with the treaty, but EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Trump adviser Steve Bannon are against it. Trump will announce his decision at 1 p.m., Mountain Time.
  • Former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience Wednesday she takes responsibility for her failed strategy in the 2016 presidential election, but then proceeded to place the blame on everyone else: then-FBI Director James Comey, the Russians, the Democratic National Committee and much of the media, including The New York Times. "I take responsibility for every decision I make, but that's not why I lost," she told Recode's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the Code Conference in California. "I inherited nothing from the Democratic National Party. It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong."

  • Boise police reported two teens were caught trespassing in the Alto Via Court neighborhood, which has been blocked off due to danger of the homes sliding down the Boise Foothills. BPD identified the suspects, who were captured by a surveillance camera, as Grace Fiderlick and Jarod Hembree, both 18, of Boise. They were issued misdemeanor citations for trespassing. The city of Boise issued a warning in April about trespassing and, last week, ordered two property owners to demolish their homes at personal expense to mitigate a possible landslide. A number of former Alto Via residents are waging a legal battle with the city over who is responsible for the growing risk. "The area is not safe," BPD stated in a news release Wednesday. "People who venture onto private property could be charged."

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday night after defeating the Nashville Predators 4-1 as the best-of-seven Stanley Cup moves to Nashville Saturday, June 3. The Pens' Jake Guentzel, Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin each scored in the third period as Pittsburgh pulled away for the win.
  • Meanwhile, the NBA Finals begin tonight with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors going at it for the third straight year—an NBA record rivalry. The New York Times asked a long list of sportswriters who should emerge victorious in the championship, and the majority said Cleveland would likely take home the trophy.

  • One of the most popular exhibits at Zoo Boise will return today and remain an attraction through Labor Day. Butterflies in Bloom showcases hundreds of specimens from Costa Rica, which inhabit a specially appointed greenhouse. Access to the butterfly exhibit is included with general admission.

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