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.
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.
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.