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Inside Daily Brief (Jun 13th, 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. 

Today, we feature a news item on the increase in border crossings by unaccompanied migrant children and where the government plans on housing these children. 

As always, we welcome you to share your thoughts.

--Adria Cimino

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1. 🗽 President Trump told ABC in an interview that if he were approached by a foreign spy with information about an opponent in the 2020 election, he would listen. "I'd go maybe to the FBI -- if I thought there was something wrong." When the ABC reporter told Trump that the FBI director wants to know about any campaign meddling, Trump replied, "The FBI director is wrong, because frankly, it doesn't happen like that in life." -- ABC 

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2. 🏒 The St. Louis Blues seized their first Stanley Cup ever, shutting down the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7. Ryan O'Reilly became the first player to score in four consecutive Cup games since Wayne Gretzky in 1985. O'Reilly scored with 3:13 remaining in the opening, then Alex Pietrangelo scored to give the Blues a 2-0 lead near the end of the first period. Rookie goalie Jordan Binnington made 32 saves, the most by a rookie to win the Cup since officials began tracking the data in 1955. -- CBS

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3. 🚀 NASA has renamed a street outside its headquarters "Hidden Figures Way" to celebrate contributions of three African-American female mathematicians to the space program. The Washington D.C. street refers to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson whose work in the 1960s helped the development of space travel. Johnson, for example, calculated the trajectory for astronaut Alan Shepard. -- BBC 

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4. Amazon launched a new generation of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, but the release closely follows reports that parents are unable to delete transcripts collected by the kid-focused smart speakers. The new $70 Echo Dot Kids Edition resembles the latest generation of the Echo Dot, with more rounded edges and a mesh covering, and Amazon claims the new speaker is "70 percent louder" than the previous version. Whether privacy-wary parents will purchase the devices remains unclear. —CNET

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5. 🗽 Hope Hicks, former director of communications at the White House, has agreed to meet privately with the House Judiciary Committee on June 19. Hicks also will provide documents related to Trump's 2016 campaign to the committee, defying orders from the Trump administration. The committee is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice in the probe into his 2016 election campaign. -- REUTERS 

6. 🌎 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that he plans on using proceeds from the sale of his private plane to fund the deployment of the Mexican Guard to the country's border with Guatemala. Sending the guard is part of a recent agreement with the U.S. to control illegal immigration. President Trump has given Mexico 45 days to comply or face tariffs on exports, but Obrador's Boeing 787 Dreamliner, worth about $150 million, still needs a buyer. -- BBC

7. 🌍 Authorities are investigating possible attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday. The U.S. Navy assisted the tankers after receiving two distress calls early in the day. A statement from BSM Ship Management said an incident on one of its ships damaged the hull and crew members abandoned the vessel. -- ALJAZEERA

8. 🥣 Cereals including Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola Bars have tested positive for a chemical found in weedkiller Roundup, according to the Environmental Working Group. Glyphosate levels in most of the 21 oat-based cereal products were above levels considered safe for children. General Mills, maker of the cereals, said it is working on reducing pesticide use. -- CBS 

9. 💻 According to the TVTime app, Netflix's "Lucifer" has become one of television's most-binged shows. The fourth season of "Lucifer" -- the first since the show's exclusive move to Netflix -- has dominated the TVTime rankings for five weeks straight, ever since its premiere in May. That means it beat out the final episodes of HBO's "Game of Thrones," as well as beloved classic series like "Friends." – CINEMABLEND

A version of this story originally appeared in the Inside Streaming newsletter. 

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10. 🗽 The Department of Health and Human Services said it has seen a "dramatic spike" in unaccompanied migrant children stopped at the border -- nearly 41,000 this year through April, which is a 57 percent increase from the same period a year ago. The Trump administration said this week that it has chosen a former World War II internment camp in Oklahoma to house the influx of unaccompanied children. Fort Sill will be used as of July as a temporary shelter to relieve existing locations, according to HHS. Fort Sill was used before -- during the Obama administration to shelter undocumented children when there was an increase in border crossings in 2014. The facility held residents of Japan as well as Japanese-Americans during World War II. -- HUFFPO

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This newsletter was curated by Adria Cimino, a Paris-based writer and reporter. Adria covered the European stock market for Bloomberg News for more than a decade and has written for Associated Press, Quartz and various newspapers in the U.S. What does she do for fun? More writing of course! She has written four novels, and you can keep up with her at her blog or on Twitter at @Adria_in_Paris

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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