In the Know: November 14, 2014

“The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The seriousness of the challenge calls upon the two sides to work constructively together for the common good.” A joint announcement by the U.S. and China in a landmark agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution

Nation
“Regardless of the decision of the grand jury, this will be a defining moment in the history of the state of Missouri,” said the attorney for Michael Brown’s family. They are calling for a “peaceful, calm, and dignified” response to the verdict.

In a report made public on Thursday, reasons citing “performance, organizational, and technical” failures led to the White House intrusion.

It’s cold across all 50 states today. Really cold.

World
Russia is back in Ukraine,  maybe with deadlier weapons, and U.S.-Russian relations are getting even worse.

Chinese hackers broke into NOAA (the folks who watch the weather).

Politics
Young voters (age 18-29) made up 13 percent of the national electorate in the midterm elections this year.

President Obama is slated to announce a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation.

Business
Questions about net neutrality and the President’s open Internet plan? Answers here.  

Condé Nast agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns who said they were underpaid.

Health
A surgeon who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Omaha, Nebraska, for treatment this weekend.

Science
317 million miles from Earth, a small robotic lander touched down on Comet 67P. One step closer to charting the unknown.

Women’s Affairs
“It is just interesting as a woman how many times that question is asked of a woman and how many times that question is never asked of Mitch McConnell.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is tired of being asked when she’ll step aside. 

Tunisia has its first-ever female candidate for president, a sign of progress after the Arab Spring.

Eight Indian women died after undergoing sterilization surgeries in a free government-run program to help slow the country’s population growth. Who is responsible?

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