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Science  20 Dec 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6472, pp. 1424-1426
DOI: 10.1126/science.366.6472.1424

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In science news around the world, most U.S. research agencies will receive healthy budget increases in 2020 after Democrats and Republicans resolve a 3-month stalemate and reject deep cuts proposed by President Donald Trump in his budget request. A Madrid meeting of nations that have signed the Paris climate pact ends in disappointment after disagreements about how to set up a global market that would help create financial incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exxon Mobil did not fraudulently downplay the financial costs it faces from possible regulations to control climate change, a judge rules. Mission leaders announce they picked a small, challenging landing site on the asteroid Bennu for a spacecraft to suck up fine grit in August 2020 and return it to Earth for analysis.

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