IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
Done deal: After almost two years of negotiations, Iran and Western powers have reached a deal over its nuclear program. Representatives from the European Union and Iran were expected to issue a statement on the deal early this morning. The Obama administration has been pushing hard for a deal, but it is expected to face intense opposition from Republicans (and some Democrats) in Congress, as well as from some allies in Israel.
Settlement but no liability: Almost a year to the day he died, Eric Garner’s family accepted a$5.9 million settlement from New York City. Despite the multimillion dollar amount, the city did not admit liability. Garner’s death — at the hands of New York police officers, who put him in an apparent chokehold while arresting him for allegedly illegally selling cigarettes — triggered protests and reforms in how police do their jobs, especially in minority communities.
MEXICAN DRUG KINGPIN ESCAPES
Big reward: Mexico offered up a $3.8 million reward yesterday to get Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman back behind bars. “El Chapo” slipped out of a hole in a prison shower Saturday night and escaped through a mile-long tunnel. The prison’s director was fired and police released an updated photo of Guzman, this time without his trademark mustache.
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