Global Immigration

“Trump administration reunites 57 immigrant children with parents after missing court-imposed deadline” – USA Today

“The Trump administration said it completed the first round of reunifications Thursday of families separated at the border, but it will be up to a federal judge to decide whether government officials moved fast enough to comply with his order.” Read More

“Trump officials: Nearly half of young migrants ineligible to reunite with parents: – Washington Post

“The Trump administration says it has reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children with their parents after separations of weeks or months, but won’t return another 46 children for reasons that range from concerns about their safety to their parents having been deported.” Read More

“Contra Costa County cuts ties with ICE, ending contract for jailing immigrant detainees” – Los Angeles Times

“Contra Costa County is ending its contract to detain immigrants at a jail in Richmond, becoming the third California jurisdiction since last year to cut such ties with the federal government. Sheriff David Livingston said he’d asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to begin the process of removing detainees from the West County Detention Facility. The contract requires a 120-day notice of termination.” Read More

Tech

“India adopts ‘world’s strongest’ net neutrality norms” – BBC Tech

“India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the “strongest” in the world. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content. The recommendations explicitly forbid operators from throttling data speeds for any online service, and mandates all content be treated the same.” Read More

“I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!) – New York Times

“Even as people have embraced the smartphone as one of the most powerful tech products, they are keeping a wary eye on the addictiveness of turning on the device to check for social media updates, read websites and play games. Some studies have tied extended screen time to distraction in classrooms, sleep deprivation and depression.” Read More

“Microsoft Launches New Wide-Area Networking Options for Azure” – TechCrunch

“Microsoft is launching a few new networking features today that will make it easier for businesses to use the company’s Azure cloud to securely connect their own offices and infrastructure using Azure and its global network.” Read More

Entertainment

“Emmys: Netflix Beats HBO With Most Nominations” – Hollywood Reporter

“The Handmaid’s Tale’s Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam’s Ryan Eggold announced the 2018 Emmy nominations along with Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and president and COO Maury McIntyre starting at 8:25 a.m. Netflix beat HBO with the most Emmy nominations, scoring 112 total noms to HBO’s 108. It’s the first time HBO hasn’t led all nominees in 18 years.” Read More

“John Legend’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Emmy Nomination Brings Him One Step Closer to EGOTing” – Billboard

“John Legend is just one letter away from achieving EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — status, and the future is looking bright. Having already locked in a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, Legend’s Emmy nomination has come as hugely exciting news. The “All Of Me” singer has been nominated for his executive production and starring role in the new NBC program, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, and a win would put him in a club with some of the best. “ Read More

“Pharrell’s 18 Biggest Hits From Worst to Best” – Stereogum

“Twenty years ago this past weekend — on July 8, 1998 — something very predictable happened on the Billboard Hot 100: Mase’s “Lookin’ At Me” became the third consecutive single from his Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum album Harlem World to break into the chart’s top 10. Label boss Puff Daddy was in his opulent, shiny-suited prime, and Bad Boy was, for the moment, too big to fail.” Read More

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