“Paul Ryan hopes “conversations” will help avert forced immigration vote” – CBS News

“House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders are pushing for open conversations within the caucus to find a “permanent fix” to DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that the Trump administration has been trying to end. Ryan once again voiced his concerns with conservative House members’ move to force a House vote on several immigration bills by using a discharge petition. “ Read More

“Hundreds of migrant kids separated from parents are stuck at border stations” – NBC News

“Border agents and child welfare workers are running out of space to shelter children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border as part of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy, according to two U.S. officials and a document obtained by NBC News.” Read More

“Sessions, Justice Department take lead as public face of Trump’s immigration policy” – CNN

“If there’s one person besides President Donald Trump who’s associated with his immigration policies, it’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Regardless of whether it’s his agency’s core jurisdiction. Sessions and the Justice Department have taken a lead role in announcing and defending the administration’s immigration efforts on a number of fronts — including some that only tangentially involve the department.” Read More


“Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era” – New York Times

“Microsoft, fully embracing a model it once saw as a threat, said on Monday that it was buying GitHub, an open software platform used by 28 million programmers, for $7.5 billion. The deal is a bid by Microsoft to gain ground in the internet era of software development, where applications increasingly run on remote data centers — on so-called cloud computing.” Read More

“Facebook confirms data-sharing agreements with Chinese firms” – BBC News

“Facebook has confirmed it has a data-sharing partnership with Chinese firms including Huawei, a company US intelligence previously flagged as a security threat. The agreements gave the Chinese firms some access to users’ data to help them build Facebook “experiences” on their smartphones. Facebook said all the data collected remained on users’ phones not servers.” Read More

“Apple’s Plan To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Phone” – Wired

“Inviting outsiders to craft useful, entertaining, or even peurile extensions to the iPhone’s capabilities transformed the device into the era-defining franchise that enabled Uber and Snapchat. Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software, is tasked with keeping that wellspring of new ideas flowing. One of his main strategies is to get more app developers to use artificial intelligence tools such as recognizing objects in front of an iPhone’s camera.” Read More


“Box Office Preview: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Bite $140M in Overseas Bow” – Hollywood Reporter

“Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is expected to bite off $130 million to $140 million in its international launch this weekend. The sequel, which begins rolling out Wednesday in its first raft of markets, is opening offshore in advance of its June 22 debut in North American theaters.” Read More

“The 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far” – Stereogum

“All the albums on this list were picked by the votes of the people on your Stereogum staff. Any LP released between the beginning of January and the end of June was eligible, excluding the ones that we haven’t heard yet. It’s unlikely you’ve heard every album we picked, and there is every chance that you will find something on this list that you needed to hear, something that will make the rest of this godforsaken year a little more bearable.” Read More

“Top 100 Songs of the Summer: 1958-2017” – Billboard

“Summer is rapidly approaching, which means many of the current songs we’ll hear blaring out of radios are contenders for song of the season. In honor of the Hot 100’s upcoming 60th anniversary (and the return of the weekly Songs of the Summer chart), Billboard has ranked the 100 hottest songs to make waves on the chart during the summers of 1958-2017.” Read More

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