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"America is strongest when it works with his allies over the years. I've worked hand in hand with our diplomatic colleagues and partners around the globe and witnessed firsthand. We're able to accomplish together. austin now. Serves on the board of the leading defense. Contractor raytheon is a partner in the venture capital fund pine island capital alongside biden's nominee for secretary of state. Anthony blinken austin can only be confirmed if he secures a waiver from congress due to laws designed to preserve the civilian control of the military several democratic senators including richard blumenthal tammy duckworth jon tester analysts with warren have indicated. They would oppose granting a waiver. To austin blumenthal said quote a waiver of the seven-year rule contravenes the basic principle that there should be civilian control of a non-political military unquote three years ago. Seventeen democratic senators voted against giving away her to general james mattis when he was nominated by president trump. The trump administration appears set to move ahead with a twenty three billion dollar arms deal with the united arab emirates. After by patterson effort in the senate to block the deal failed critic said the arms deal could further destabilize the middle east and worse than the humanitarian crisis in yemen. The deal includes the sale of f thirty five fighter jets reaper. Drones and other military equipment may by raytheon another. Us weapons manufacturers philippe nazif of intern. Amnesty international criticized the arms. Deal saying quote. Today's vote could be the first act in a domino effect which ends in human tragedy is country provides capabilities which risk being used to injure and kill thousands of yemenis libyan's and their homes their schools and their hospitals in iraq's kurdistan region at least eight people have been killed over the past. Week as security forces clamp down on protests over unpaid salaries. The semi autonomous region is facing financial crisis tied to corruption plunging oil prices due to the covid nineteen pandemic in eastern afghanistan gunmen shot and killed television journalists model on my wand as she was on her way to work in the city of jalalabad out thursday making her at least the tenth afghan media worker killed this year. My ones driver was also killed in the assassination. No group has claimed responsibility in. The taliban has denied involvement in ghana the incumbent president now now kufo was announced the winner of a contested election which has led to at least five people being killed and related violence since monday. Earlier today. ghana's opposition rejected the election results and vowed to take steps to overturn it. It was the third time. President kufo faced off against former president. John mahama for the presidency. The national oceanic and atmospheric administration n-o-a-a warns in a stark new report that greenhouse gas emissions have radically transformed the arctic. In just the last fifteen years the two thousand twenty arctic report card warns of dwindling sea ice accelerating arctic wildfires summertime temperatures topping one hundred degrees fahrenheit and rapidly melting permafrost that's releasing vast quantities of heat trapping methane gas on the whole. The arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the globe. The state of new york has announced plans to divest. Its two hundred twenty. Six billion dollar retirement fund from most fossil fuel companies. The new york state common retirement fund is the third largest public pension fund in the united states. New york state controller. Tom donna police said the fund would divest from the riskiest oil and gas companies by twenty twenty five and decarbonised by twenty forty. The decision follows years of organizing by the divest new york campaign which was launched after hurricane. Sandy bill mckibben co-founder of three fifty dot. Org hailed the decision. This is one of the really great. In a moment. This is the biggest pension fund to divaesque. It comes from the state that is at the heart of the global financial system. That is it is smart money and it comes after the lawyer for of the controller to engage with these oil companies and try to knock some sense into president. Trump has asked the supreme court to side with texas attorney general. Ken paxton a lawsuit. To overturn joe biden's election. Victory paxton sued the states of pennsylvania georgia michigan and wisconsin and has asked the supreme court to block the states from voting in the electoral college. Seventeen republican attorneys general have back paxton's extraordinary lawsuit trump's last ditch effort to overturn the election. Results come ston and several other. Republican attorneys general are set to meet with trump for a private lunch today at the white house. All fifty states and the district of columbia have now certified. Their presidential election results on monday electoral college voters will meet in their respective states to form cast their votes for president president. Trump's top campaign. Attorney rudy giuliani left. Georgetown university hospital in washington wednesday after four days of treatment for covid. Nineteen giuliani told new. York radio station. Wabc receive the same drugs. President trump got during his battle with the corona virus and october giuliani special treatment. Followed similar care. Administered to trump allies chris christie and ben carson both of whom received experimental antibody therapies for severe cases of covid nineteen the drugs produced by lily and regeneron are in such short supply. That many states and hospital systems have set up a lottery system to determine who will receive them meanwhile jenna. Ls another trump campaign attorney. Who worked in close contact with. Giuliani has tested positive for covid. Nineteen federal officials are investigating. Hunter biden focusing on his taxes and business dealings in china. Investigators had not disclosed any new information about the probe until recently because of justice department guidelines barring overt actions that could affect election. Hunter biden maintains he has done nothing wrong. In minnesota the minneapolis city council passed a budget. Today that redirects about eight million dollars from the police department. The funds will go towards violence prevention mental health response and other services but does not reduce the number of police officers and maintains new hiring targets. After mayor jacob fry threatened to veto any staffing reductions. the budget is a far cry from the counselors. Pledge this summer to dismantle the minneapolis. Police department at the height of the racial justice protests following the police killing of george floyd in california the freshly sworn in los angeles district attorney george gazon announced plans for sweeping changes to. La's criminal justice system during his inaugural address this week. A skunk called for ending the death penalty ending cash bail for minor offenses and reducing the prison population by quickly resentencing prisoners who are serving excessive terms. He also promised to end harsh penalties for children arrested for minor drug offenses goods experimented with drugs. But the painful tooth is that the disadvantage hint. That gig cod tend to go to juvenile hall while kids in wealthier communities tend to go to recount. George gascon is a former police officer who previously served as the district attorney of san francisco. He ran as the progressive alternative to eight year incumbent. Jackie lacey who critics say too often sided with police and had come under fire more recently after her husband pulled a gun on black lives matter protesters earlier.
New York’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Is Dropping Fossil Fuel Stocks
"The state of new york has announced plans to divest. Its two hundred twenty. Six billion dollar retirement fund from most fossil fuel companies. The new york state common retirement fund is the third largest public pension fund in the united states. New york state controller. Tom donna police said the fund would divest from the riskiest oil and gas companies by twenty twenty five and decarbonised by twenty forty. The decision follows years of organizing by the divest new york campaign which was launched after hurricane. Sandy bill mckibben co-founder of three fifty dot. Org hailed the decision. This is one of the really great. In a moment. This is the biggest pension fund to divaesque. It comes from the state that is at the heart of the global financial system. That is it is smart money and it comes after the lawyer for of the controller to engage with these oil companies and try to knock some sense into