HARD NUMBERS: US Firms are Leaving China but not Going Home

4: Five years after Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Dutch-led authorities have charged four people (three Russians and a Ukrainian) in the incident, which killed 298 people. It's highly doubtful any of the suspects will stand trial though, as Russia maintains it had nothing to do with the plane's downing. Fun fact: Russia's constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens to another state.

6: The American Chamber of Commerce in China conducted a poll last month that found 40% of the group's member companies had moved operations out of China or had plans to do so. But less than 6% of those were relocating operations to the US — the most popular destinations were Southeast Asia (24.7%) and Mexico (10.5%).

10,000: The International Spy Museum in DC estimates that there are "more than 10,000 spies" operating in DC, an assessment backed up by the FBI. And in case anyone was wondering, these are the world's top-notch spies. #SendingUsTheirBest

70.8 million: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees pegged the number of internationally displaced people at the end of 2018 at 70.8 million, the highest number ever recorded. That's 2 million more than there were at the end of 2017 and represents a 65% increase over the last 10 years.

Imagine losing your child in their first year of life and having no idea what caused it. This is the heartbreaking reality for thousands of families each year who lose a child to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Despite decades-long efforts to prevent SUID, it remains the leading cause of death for children between one month and one year of age in developed nations. Working in collaboration with researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Auckland, Microsoft analyzed the Center for Disease Control (CDC) data on every child born in the U.S. over a decade, including over 41 million births and 37,000 SUID deaths.

By pairing Microsoft's capabilities and data scientists with Seattle Children's medical research expertise, progress is being made on identifying the cause of SUID. Earlier this year, a study was published that estimated approximately 22% of SUID deaths in the U.S. were attributable to maternal cigarette-smoking during pregnancy, giving us further evidence that, through our collaboration with experts in varying disciplines, we are getting to the root of this problem and making remarkable advances.

Read more at Microsoft On The Issues.

A job is a job right? Not really. Full-time work generally offers more stability and financial security than part time jobs. Those full-time jobs tend to be more accessible in richer countries, but in every part of the world, regardless of a country's economic output, there is still a wide gap between the full-time employment of men and women. Globally, 36 percent of men are secure in a full time job, compared to just 21 percent of women. Here's a look at how each region fares.

After a months-long investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president into investigating his political rivals in order to boost his reelection prospects in 2020, House Democrats brought two articles of impeachment against him, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Click here for our GZERO guide to what comes next.

In the meantime, imagine for a moment that you are now Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority leader and senior member of Donald Trump's Republican Party. You've got big choices to make.

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After a months-long investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president into investigating his political rivals in order to boost his reelection prospects in 2020, House Democrats on Tuesday brought two articles of impeachment against him. They charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

So, what are the next steps?

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Trump gets his deal – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that Democrats will back the USMCA, the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Crucially, the bill will also have support from the nation's largest labor union. This is a major political victory for President Trump, who promised he would close this deal, but it's also good for Pelosi: it shows that the Democrats' House majority can still accomplish big things even as it impeaches the president. But with the speed of the Washington news cycle these days, we're watching to see if anyone is still talking about USMCA three days after it's signed.

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