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Inside Daily Brief (Jun 12th, 2019)

Hi Inside Daily Brief subscribers,

We're continuing with our series Understanding Immigration, providing you a piece of information each day in an issue of the Daily Brief about a topic related to immigration. This isn’t intended to be a partisan exercise, but rather to level us all up on the topic — a primer. 

Some reader feedback on the series so far: 
Jeanne R.: It's a very important topic to me too, but more because I'm saddened by the borders soldiers and rules that Trump is setting up. I'm embarrassed by walls, and of taking kids from parents, and from speaking rudely about people from other countries.

Eric H.: The real irony of the immigration situation is that 10 years ago the DNC was calling for the border wall. It just proves most people are sheep - led by the bi-party system and media. It's the Republicans who duped the DNC to thinking it was their idea - because we all know that more immigration hurts blue-collar workers and unions but it gets votes for the DNC and that's what it's all about - keeping politicians in office. 

Let us know what you think. 

--Kim Lyons, Inside Managing Editor

1. 🎓 Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer will serve no prison time for his role in the college-admissions corruption scandal. On Wednesday, a federal court sentenced Vandemoer to a single day in jail, which he already served, and six months of home confinement under two years of supervised release. Vandemoer pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy after designating two students as recruits of the sailing program in exchange for individual sums of $110,000 and $500,000. The coach is the first person to be sentenced in the country's largest college admissions fraud prosecution, which has involved 50 defendants including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. According to his attorneys, Vandemoer did not pocket the money but asked that it be directed toward the sailing program to purchase new gear and hire an assistant coach. - NBC NEWS

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2. 🗽 Citing executive privilege, President Trump refused to hand over documents to Congress that detail how a citizenship question was added to the 2020 census. At the urging of the Justice Department, Trump invoked the secrecy powers on Wednesday, the same day that the House Oversight and Reform Committee started proceedings to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over the census issue. The two failed to comply with subpoenas that the committee issued in April. Trump has defended the citizenship question, saying that “When a census goes out, you should find out whether or not — and you have the right to ask whether — somebody is a citizen of the United States." Critics argue that some Republicans may want to use the question to deliberately cause population undercounts in places where many immigrants live, which tend to be Democratic-leaning. The population counts are used to distribute seats in the House of Representatives and distribution of federal funds. - CBS NEWS

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3. 🌍 Three cases of Ebola have been recorded in Uganda. One of those cases was a 5-year-old boy who traveled to the country from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak has been ongoing since last year. The boy was admitted to the hospital but passed away this week. Two additional cases tested positive, the World Health Organization confirmed. - AXIOS

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4. 🚁 Uber plans to start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego as early as this summer. According to Bloomberg, customers will be able to order McDonald's online and have their deliveries flown by drone to “designated safe landing zones." From there, Uber Eats drivers will unload the package and drive it to the customer’s home. The delivery costs are expected to be around $8.50 or less. - TECHCRUNCH

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5.  A second suspect was arrested in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz. The three-time World Series champion, who was shot at a bar on Sunday in his native Dominican Republic, is in stable condition after undergoing surgery this week. A first suspect, Eddy Féliz Garcia, was charged this week as an accomplice to attempted murder after authorities said he drove the gunman by motorcycle to the bar in Santo Domingo. Garcia's attorney, however, claims that Garcia is a taxi driver who was unaware. A second suspect, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was captured on Tuesday; authorities have not said if he is the suspected shooter. - WAPO

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6. 🚴 A four-time Tour de France winner will miss this year's race after potentially fracturing his leg during a practice ride. British rider Chris Froome, 34, was described as "seriously injured" after crashing in the Criterium du Dauphine near Roanne, central France, this week. He won the tour in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. This year's Tour de France takes place July 6 through July 28. - AFP

7. 🥩 By 2040, 60 percent of all meat will be grown artificially or replaced by plant-based foods, a new report from the global consultancy firm AT Kearney suggests. AT Kearney estimates that $1 billion has already been invested in vegan meat replacement products like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat's Patty. - THE GUARDIAN

8. 🌿 Nevada passed a law that will make it illegal for employers to not hire a job applicant if they fail a cannabis screening test. It's the first state in the U.S. to pass such a law, which will take effect in January 2020. Nevada voters legalized cannabis for recreational use three years ago. - CNN

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9. Netflix renewed the critically praised comedy-drama series "Russian Doll" for a second season. The series was co-created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, and stars Lyonne as a woman who finds herself reliving her 36th birthday over and over again. - VARIETY

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10. 📈 There were fewer undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, the latest data available, than there were during the 13 years prior. A Pew Research Center study published today, based on government data, estimated there were 10.5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. in 2017, down from a high of 12.2 million in 2007. That's the lowest number of people since 2004. In addition, Mexicans make up an estimated 47 percent of undocumented immigrants, which is the first time that they have not been a majority since 1965. During the last three fiscal years, non-Mexican immigrants have outnumbered Mexican immigrants in border apprehensions. Meanwhile, the number of undocumented immigrants from Asia and Central America rose between 2007 and 2017. - BUZZFEED NEWS

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Written and curated by Beth Duckett in Orange County. Beth is a former reporter for The Arizona Republic who has written for USA Today, Get Out magazine and other publications. Follow her tweets about breaking news and other topics in southern California here.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside), David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology), and Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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