In other news, the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation of the Phoenix, Arizona police department. That's the third investigation of a racist police force so far.
Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a measure that would force the administration to appoint someone to oversee the investigation and recovery from "Havana Syndrome" which is suspected to be the work of Russian intelligence.
Finally, a Columbia University study found that rising temperatures alone will kill up to 83 million people in this century.
A population equivalent to that of Germany — 83 million people — could be killed by 2100 because of rising temperatures caused by greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a new study that might influence how markets price carbon pollution. [...]
Adapting models developed by Yale climate economist and Nobel Prize winner William Nordhaus, Bressler calculated the number of direct heat deaths that will be caused by current global-warming trajectories. His calculations don’t include the number of people who might die from rising seas, superstorms, crop failures or changing disease patterns affected by atmospheric warming. That means that the projected deaths — which approximate the number of people killed in World War II — could still be a “vast underestimate,” Bressler said.
Programming note... I apologize for my complete absence last week. I had an illness that prevented from sleeping several nights throughout the week. On Wednesday I was so weak I could barely stand up. I'm not 100% now, but I am better and I'm going to try to get things back to normal here.