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U.S. Exits Paris Climate Pact With Election Outcome Uncertain

Trump began the process to pull out of the deal exactly one year ago, Biden says he will rejoin if he’s elected

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Nov. 4, 2016. America’s withdrawal prompted concerns that other nations would follow.

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Nov. 4, 2016. America’s withdrawal prompted concerns that other nations would follow.

Photographer: Patrick Kovarik/AFP via Getty Images

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The U.S. has officially become the first nation to quit the Paris climate agreement, even as the outcome of the country’s presidential race remains undetermined.