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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says climate change is a matter of national security, affecting things such as "how our military defends our country." In excerpts of a prepared commencement address Obama is to deliver today to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, he says, "we need to act and we need to act now." In recent months Obama has pressed for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader is refusing to allow international inspection of the country's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders today that Iran will resist "coercion and excessive demands." Iran and six world powers have launched a new round of talks focused on reaching a final deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has scrapped a program to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on buses in the West Bank. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon launched the three-month pilot program earlier today, following repeated complaints from Jewish settlers who ride the buses and say Palestinian workers constitute a security threat and frequently sexually harass female Jewish riders. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off the program, saying it was "unacceptable."

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has canceled an invitation to have U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visit a factory park that's the last major cooperation project between the rival Koreas. Ban had said he wanted to go Thursday to the Kaesong industrial park just north of the heavily fortified Korean border to help improve ties between North and South Korea. The North and South jointly run the complex but have seen their ties worsen in recent weeks.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area teacher faces charges after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in his classroom. Multiple news outlets are reporting that 25-year-old Quentin Wright, a math teacher at The Champion School in Stone Mountain, has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. An arrest warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be empty and gave them condoms. The school district says Wright has been removed from the classroom.

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