Things you should know today: 7/16/18


Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

FILE – In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Jelsin Aguilar Padilla shakes immigration attorney Jorge L. Baron’s hand after stepping off his flight from New York into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he is reunited with his mother Yolany in Seattle. The Trump administration is due back in court Monday, July 16, 2018, to discuss a plan reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at the border from their parents.(Rebekah Welch/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

The American Civil Liberties Union requested for Judge Dana Sabraw to delay the deportation of reunited families who were separated after crossing the southwest U.S. border. The ACLU said parents need a week after being reunified with their children to decide whether to pursue asylum. Federal Judge Sabraw said he would temporarily halt deportations until the Justice Department could file a response to the ACLU’s documents.

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a fire truck drives past burning trees as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. Officials say Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed Saturday, July 14, 2018, morning while battling the Ferguson Fire. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

A wildfire that was burning out of control and killed a California firefighter forced the closure of Yosemite National Park as it grew closer to the area. The fire reached almost 7 square miles along the hillsides of the park’s western edge. Officials shut off electricity in Yosemite Valley as a precaution to the fire, and are still working details to discover more about the death of heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney.

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

This frame grab from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department shows authorities trying to apprehend a suspect who appeared to be armed, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Chicago. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the confrontation. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Following the death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus, a black man who was killed by Chicago police over the weekend, community activist William Calloway asked Chicago police for body camera footage from the incident while pushing for more police transparency. Calloway said that a brief video police released of the shooting did not answer crucial questions, such as why officers approached Augustus to begin with. Calloway is requesting more videos be released along with audio, and that if police refuse, he will turn to the city to force its release.

People on Twitter are talking about Amazon #PrimeDay after the website crashed the first day of its clearance sale for Prime members.

On Sunday, France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup over Croatia in a 4-2 score. Highlights from the game are #4 trending on YouTube.

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