Migrants, Planet Cup, Apple: Your Monday Evening Briefing
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Good evening. Right here&rsquos the most current.
1. The Trump administration is becoming battered by a wave of bipartisan criticism and an international outcry more than its immigration practices.
In just a single six-week period, some two,000 young children were separated from their families, according to the Division of Homeland Safety. Thousands are getting held in makeshift shelters. The U.N. human rights chief called the policy &ldquogovernment-sanctioned child abuse.&rdquo
The investigative website ProPublica posted this audio clip of some of the separations. (News photographers have not been permitted inside the shelters, and The New York Instances is declining to publish government handout photographs.)
President Trump doubled down on his defense of the policy, repeating the false claim that Democrats are to blame and saying that criminals, not parents, were transporting the kids. &ldquoThey could be murderers and thieves and so a lot else,&rdquo he said.
two. Beneath attack, President Trump countered with a Twitter assault on Germany&rsquos refugee policy, saying the U.S. need to avoid its failings.
He falsely claimed that Germany&rsquos crime price is on the rise and railed against European immigration policies. (Right here&rsquos a appear at what he got wrong.)
The comments came at a tough time for Germany. The country is embroiled in a battle over Chancellor Angela Merkel&rsquos open-door refugee policy.
Mr. Trump also announced that he would direct the Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the armed forces committed to guarding American interests in outer space.
3. The authorities in New Jersey said a mass shooting at an all-evening arts festival early Sunday was probably gang-connected.
1 individual, identified as one of several suspected gunmen, was killed, and 22 folks have been injured.
Trenton &mdash which has a history of problems with crime, poverty and drugs &mdash has been attempting to reinvigorate itself as an arts hub.
4. Belgium triumphed more than Panama, above, at the Planet Cup, winning three-. It was Panama&rsquos first time playing in the Globe Cup.
And England overtook Tunisia, winning 2-1. If you missed the game, here&rsquos a play-by-play.
Check out our complete Globe Cup coverage.
Not precisely a soccer fiend? Our guide to rookie questions can support.
5. A Senate vote to reinstate challenging penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications company accused of violating American sanctions, has ratcheted up the likelihood of a showdown among the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers.
Domestically, President Trump is carrying out a lot more and more to help declining industries that figure prominently in a nostalgic view of the American economy &mdash frequently at the expense of supporting some of the country&rsquos fastest-increasing sectors.
six. The tech world is operating challenging to stay on China&rsquos great side.
Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, has emerged as a important envoy in between Washington and Beijing, whilst Google is investing half a billion dollars in one of China&rsquos top on the web retailers.
And our analysis of President Trump&rsquos new tariffs suggests that they aren&rsquot going to hurt China much, at least in the near term.
The $50 billion worth of Chinese exports targeted represent less than half a % of China&rsquos nearly $13 trillion economy.
7. In politics, we looked at Lupe Valdez, above, the former sheriff hoping to displace Texas&rsquo Republican governor in November.
She is the initial Latina and the first open lesbian to claim the Democratic nomination, but her past cooperation with immigration agents could cost her critical help.
And Stephanie Miner, the former mayor of Syracuse, announced an independent campaign to replace Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York. (His far more instant concern is a Democratic challenge from the actress Cynthia Nixon.)
The Supreme Court &ldquokicked the can down the road&rdquo on partisan gerrymandering, by declining to engage the central question in two circumstances, our judicial correspondent writes.
eight. Archiving history as it occurs: That&rsquos the objective of &ldquorapid response collecting,&rdquo which is being practiced by museums in Europe and America.
A curator at the National Museum of Ireland woke up early the day following her nation&rsquos abortion referendum, grabbing campaign posters and placing out a contact for flags, banners and signs &mdash something that could be preserved.
The older techniques of collecting are nonetheless around. A black felt bicorn hat believed to have been worn by Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo sold at auction for over $400,000 in France.
9. &ldquoTo Kill a Mockingbird,&rdquo reconsidered.
Two writers offer appraisals of Harper Lee&rsquos perform in reviews of books that center on her biography and the cultural role of her best-identified novel.
It is &ldquoa book for which a excellent numerous men and women harbor reverence and nostalgia,&rdquo Roxane Gay writes. &ldquoI am not one of these individuals.&rdquo
And Howell Raines considers the novel&rsquos importance in the Southern imagination, saying it gave Alabama a &ldquocivic mythology.&rdquo
10. Lastly, 500 of the &ldquonoblest of God&rsquos trees&rdquo are once again available for Yosemite National Park guests to gawk at, sit beneath, or stroll by way of. (Go ahead, hug!)
It took three years, but far more than an acre of pavement has been ripped up and replaced with walking paths made of packed dirt &mdash much less asphalt is greater for the wellness of giant sequoias revered by the naturalist John Muir.
&ldquoSociety has evolved,&rdquo stated the head of the Yosemite Conservancy. &ldquoIt&rsquos a lighter-on-the-land strategy.&rdquo
Have a wonderful evening.
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Published at Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:06:43 +0000