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Hard Numbers: Pence documents, UK loses refugee kids, Yellen callin’ on Beijing, Gates vs. burps

Former US Vice President Mike Pence, speaks at Cornerstone Church.

Former US Vice President Mike Pence, speaks at Cornerstone Church.

DPA via Reuters

Roughly 12: A lawyer for former Veep Mike Pence has found “about a dozen” classified documents at Pence’s Indiana home. First Trump. Then Biden. Now this. The only real question now is: Who among us has NOT left the White House with classified materials?

200: The UK says it can’t account for 200 asylum-seeking children, who are missing from a temporary accommodation shelter. Some of the children are under the age of 16, and almost all of them are from Albania. Since taking power in October, PM Rishi Sunak has been criticized for failing to deal adequately and humanely with a wave of asylum-seekers arriving on small boats from France.

6 billion: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaking on the Zambian leg of her Africa trip, called on China to forgive $6 billion in debt that the country owes to Beijing. Yellen said China’s intransigence was holding up a broader restructuring of the country’s $17.5 billion in external debt. Let’s see how kindly Xi Jinping takes to the US telling him what to do with his money.

12 million: An Australian climate tech startup backed by Bill Gates has raised $12 million to make special food that stops cows from… burping so much. If you didn’t know, the emissions of cows — coming from both ends of the animal — are a major source of greenhouse gases.


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