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    An Indian Ocean cyclone ripped into southeastern Africa this weekend, killing more than 30 people in Zimbabwe. Investigators probing last week’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet have found its stabilizers tilted upwards — another similarity with an Indonesian Max 8 crash in October. President Donald Trump has used his first veto to defeat a congressional resolution to rescind his national emergency declaration allowing him to fund a wall between the United States and Mexico. And lawyer and anti-couption campaigner Zuzana Caputova trounced the ruling party candidate Saturday in the first round of Slovakian presidential elections.

    In the week ahead: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case alleging racial bias in drawing Virginia’s legislative districts. Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, visits his U.S. counterpart Tuesday in the White House. And Wednesday, on the International Day of Happiness, the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to discuss minimizing interest rate hikes.

    #OZYfact: The world’s major oil companies budgeted just over 1 percent of their 2018 capital expenditures for low-carbon ventures. Read more on OZY.

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