A Buffoon, a Gossip Queen and Carbon Emissions

Know This: Some are calling for British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be fired after he made comments about the case of a British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran — and may have landed her extra prison time. Somalilanders choose a new president today. And celebrity gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at the age of 94.

Remember This Number: 2 percent. That’s how far CO2 levels rose in 2017 — the first increase in three years. Experts say it’s a step back, but that it may be tied to global economic growth, particularly in China and India.

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