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UN Secretary-General António Guterres gave his first big speech on climate change Tuesday. His message about the Paris Agreement, which has 147 parties signed on to reduce global carbon emissions:

"My argument today is that it is absolutely essential that the world fulfill the Paris Agreement...Climate change is undeniable. Climate action is unstoppable...Climate change is a menace to jobs, business, and property...If any government doubts the global needs for these accords, it is reason for the others…to unite even stronger and stay the course."

The kicker: "Get on board or get left behind."

Context: This is a message for Trump, who has been telling confidants, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris deal.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller in a statement on Tuesday defended his team's handling of the Russia investigation after Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor in his office, wrote in a new book that investigators should have done more to hold President Trump accountable.

Driving the news: In the tell-all book, “Where Law Ends,” released on Tuesday, Weissman addresses what he calls the special prosecutor office's failures in its investigation.