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What you can do. Feeling powerless about the separation of immigrant families at the U.S. border? Slate has assembled a list of ways to fight back.

Hear audio of some of the more than 2,300 kids the U.S. has separated from their parents crying inside a Customs and Border Protection facility as an agent jokes about their despair.
The American Bar Association president is calling on members to lobby for an end to the “shocking … separation of immigrant families at the border.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham describes the government’s child-detention camps as “essentially, summer camps.”

Horrifying the world was a feature, not a bug. Documents reveal the idea of separating kids from their mothers was discussed soon after President Trump’s inauguration.
Washington Post analysis: Trump’s immigration shift—from “I alone can fix it” to “Congress alone can fix it.”
NBC: “Trump says separation isn’t his policy. Here are all the times his team said it was.”
Trump: The U.S. “will not be a migrant camp”—as heard in the Chicago Public Square Newscast.
Politico: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly now “barely tolerates” Trump and has shifted from believing “he stood between Trump and chaos” to letting “the president do what he wants, even if it leads to impeachment.”
The Weekly Standard’s fact-check: Did Democrats pass a law separating children and adults at the southern border? Tl;dr: No.
What looks like a Trump administration screwup is so bad some critics think it’s part of a plan.
Attorney General Sessions is asking the Supreme Court to smack down a Chicago federal judge’s protection for immigrant “sanctuary cities” like Chicago.

Chicago’s deadly weekend. At least nine dead, 45 hurt.
A shooting victim paramedics mistakenly covered with a sheet and presumed dead—until officers at the scene noted “This man is still alive”—has now died.
A distinguished Northwest Side principal who recruited a speaker critical of police for career day is quitting in the face of virulent criticism from cops and parents.

Howllywood. State and federal investigators tell the Tribune they’re checking out a theory that, decades after Illinois’ last verified wolf sighting, a region about 235 miles southwest of Chicago has become a “Grand Central Station for wolves.”
Dozens of baby seagulls have turned up dead in Chicago’s South Loop.
Guess how many nonrecyclable paper cups Starbucks sends to landfills every year.

The war on transit. Oily billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch have been funding campaigns to kill mass-transit initiatives around the country.
The air above Chicago’s Union Station is set to become home to hundreds of hotel rooms and residential units.

Chicago’s next multimillion-dollar concert hall. Block Club Chicago reports it’s planned for Humboldt Park.
Mayor Emanuel: Amazon’s emissaries “really like” two of the Chicago sites they toured in the hunt for Amazon’s new HQ2 project.

Square exclusive. The next season of PBS’ series 10 That Changed America doesn’t debut until July 10. But because producer and writer Dan Protess is a Chicago Public Square fan, you, dear reader, get an exclusive preview of the segment on Chicago’s entry in the list of 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America.
A preview of the rest of the series: 10 streets, monuments and modern marvels that changed America.

What—no one noticed the question mark missing from the subject line of yesterday’s emailed edition of Square?
The next Chicago Public Square Podcast Live event is set for the evening of July 11: Your Square publisher one-on-one with NBA champ, recording artist, VH1 star and Oak Park and River Forest High School grad Iman Shumpert. Save $5 on a ticket with the promo code SQUARE.
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