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The Trump administration is proposing that federal agencies shouldn't be required to consider the long-term climate impacts of projects when evaluating environmental affects, reports the Washington Post.

The big picture: This is the latest in a long line of controversial moves by this administration to repeal climate action taken by former President Obama. This type of guidance does not carry the same weight as a regulation, but still affects many fossil-fuel infrastructure projects.

Why you'll hear about this again: "Legal experts warned [the proposal] could cause further problems for the administration in court, where judges have suggested officials need to do a better job of assessing the climate impact of their decisions," per the Post.

Details: The guidance from the White House Council on Environmental Quality would cap the degree to which agencies have to calculate greenhouse gas emissions for projects unless "a sufficiently close causal relationship exists” with greater carbon emissions, the Post reports.

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Trump claims TikTok will be banned if not sold by Sept. 15

President Trump said Monday that TikTok will be shut down in the U.S. if it hasn't been bought by Microsoft or another company by Sept. 15.

Why it matters: Trump appears to have backed off his threat to immediately ban TikTok after speaking with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who said Sunday that the company will pursue discussions with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance to purchase the app in the U.S.

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Filing suggests Manhattan DA is investigating Trump for possible fraud

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The Manhattan District Attorney's office suggested for the first time Monday that it's investigating President Trump and his company for "alleged bank and insurance fraud," the New York Times first reported.

The state of play: The disclosure was made in a filing in federal court that seeks to force accounting firm Mazars USA to comply with a subpoena for eight years of Trump's personal and corporate tax returns.