Immigration

“Asylum seekers wait days and weeks at U.S. – Mexico border” – CBS News

“Lines at border crossings in California, Texas and Arizona are so busy with asylum seekers that some have to wait days, even weeks, to present themselves to U.S. border inspectors. At the Hidalgo, Texas, border crossing, parents and children sleep on cardboard on a bridge separating the two countries, waiting for U.S. authorities to signal their time has come, according to volunteers bringing them food and water. Some wait several days in sweltering heat.” Read more

“Paul Ryan Promises House Immigration Vote in Election Season” – NY Times

“Speaker Paul D. Ryan promised Thursday that House Republicans would draft legislation on immigration for a floor vote in the coming weeks, setting up a showdown on one of the thorniest political issues just as the midterm campaign comes into focus.” Read more

“Federal judge rules lawsuit challenging migrant-family separation can proceed, says policy ‘shocks the conscience’” – ABC News

“A federal judge in California ruled on Wednesday evening that a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant parents from their children can move forward, saying the government’s alleged policy “shocks the conscience.” Read more

Tech

“ZTE of China to Pay $1 Billion Fine in Deal to End U.S. Sanctions” – NY Times

“The United States announced a deal on Thursday to lift tough American sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, a company that has been at the center of a dispute between China and the United States. The Commerce Department said that ZTE had agreed to pay a $1 billion fine and allow the United States to more closely inspect the company by effectively having a handpicked compliance team embedded inside.” Read more

“5G: What is it good for?” – The Washington Post

“5G, or 5th generation mobile, is the next big leap in wireless communications. You’ve probably heard about it in commercials or seen it in headlines. But much of the discussion about the new technology has been focused on its engineering features, infrastructure requirements and public policy considerations. With technical buzzwords like “network slicing,” “beamforming,” and “multi-access edge computing,” it may be hard to really understand what 5G is all about and why we should care.” Read more

“SeatGeek brings ticket buying into Snapchat” – TechCrunch

“You can now buy game and concert tickets from teams and musicians within Snapchat, thanks to an integration with SeatGeek. While Snapchat has started testing e-commerce features in the past few months, SeatGeek says this is the first ticket-buying experience built into the Snapchat app.” Read more

Entertainment

“Tribeca Film Institute And ESPN Offer Grants To 3 Documentary Shorts” – Deadline Hollywood

“This year’s recipients are Jessie Adler for The Boxers of Brule, Matt Kay for Little Miss Sumo and Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger for Mack Wrestles. All three of the 2018 grantees showcase athletes as fighters overcoming battles of various kinds both in and out of the ring. Each filmmaking team chosen will receive a grant ranging from $15,000 to $20,000 to use towards the development, production, or post-production of their film, as well as receive year-round consultation and mentorship.” Read more

“Tomorrowland Will UNITE Mini-Festivals Around the World With Live Stream” – Billboard

“Tomorrowland’s flagship festival returns to its home in Boom, Belgium, for two weekends of musical madness from Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 29. The large-scale event brand has wowed audiences since 2005, and it’s since expanded into international frontiers. Still, it likes to think of itself as an extended family, and on Saturday, July 28, Tomorrowland will UNITE its disparate worlds with one massive live streamed event.” Read more

“Avengers: Infinity War’ Secures Rare China Release Extension As It Nears $2B WW” – Deadline Hollywood

“Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has beed granted a rare 30-day extended run in China, Deadline has learned. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed juggernaut is currently sitting on about $360M in the Middle Kingdom, and with the extra play should handily take that to $370M or more. This is the 3rd recent extension of a Disney title in the market after Coco and Zootopia.” Read More

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