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Biden touts jobs from tackling climate change, including some ‘we haven’t even conceived of yet’

President Biden touted the potential jobs created from fighting climate change April 23 during the second day of his administration's global climate summit. (Video: The Washington Post)
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President Biden expressed hope Friday that even geopolitical foes such as the United States and Russia can cooperate on climate change as he closed out a two-day virtual summit of world leaders that he hosted from the White House.

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In earlier remarks, Biden touted the new jobs that the effort could produce, including in “fields we haven’t even conceived of yet,” and stressed the importance of ensuring that workers who “thrived in yesterday’s and today’s industries have as bright a tomorrow in the new industries.”

Here’s what to know:

  • Biden will make his first overseas trip as president in June, traveling to the United Kingdom and Belgium, the White House announced Friday.
  • Biden will travel to Georgia, the state that delivered the Senate majority to Democrats, on Thursday, a day after he delivers a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will take its first look next week at Biden’s initial batch of judicial nominees in what could serve as a preview of the next battle over the Supreme Court.
  • Six in 10 Americans say the country should do more to hold police accountable for mistreatment of Black people, far outpacing concerns that such measures could interfere with how law enforcement officers do their job, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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