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The estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy killed in 2014 by Cleveland cops, has received $6 million in a settlement. Such a settlement avoids the long lawsuit, but does not give answers to questions such as whether cops were given adequate information by their dispatcher. Story here.
The Administration is pursuing a BIT (bilateral investment treaty) with China to smooth the way for investments from each country into the other. But investment in China is simply another way to offshore American jobs; and we already have plenty of Chinese investment here. Furthermore, this treaty would be unnecessary...
The signing ceremony still didn't bring the climate treaty into effect. For that, at least 55 countries responsible for at least 55% of total greenhouse gas pollution must sign. As of the signing in NY, only 34 countries totaling 49% of emissions have either ratified or pledged to do so...
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