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🚨President Trump said in a White House address Iranian strikes resulted in no casualties and Iran now "appears to be standing down." Video.
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2019 wasn't just the second-hottest year on record — the 2010s will go down as the hottest decade in human memory, per a new report.
The big picture: "The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now the highest level in human history and probably has not been seen on this planet for 3 million years," WashPost notes.
By the numbers, per Copernicus:
What's next: November 2020 is shaping up to be a historic month on climate, Axios' Amy Harder reported.
Go deeper: Axios' special report on climate change
One CES highlight: Quibi, the mobile video app being launched in April by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, debuted a new mobile video technique to differentiate from other mobile video experiences like Snapchat or Instagram, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.
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Drama in the U.K.: Buckingham Palace is reportedly "disappointed" with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step away from the family, BBC reports.
Between the lines: 2019 was a brutal year for the royal family, as Prince Andrew faced blowback over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein.