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  • Democratic Debates: Takeaways: Ten Democratic candidates faced off in night one of the Democratic debates in Detroit. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among the leading liberals, came together to fight accusations from other candidates that their policies were not practical. Here are six big takeaways: Read it.
  • Democratic Debates: Viral Moments: Sanders owned one of the most viral moments of the debate when he responded to criticism from Rep. Tim Ryan on what was in the health care bill, by saying “I wrote the damn bill.” Self-help author and guru Marianne Williamson had a breakout moment describing the “dark psychic force” in the country. She was also the most-searched candidate in 49 states during the debate. ABC News.
  • Border Latest: By the Numbers: The ACLU says more than 900 migrant children have been taken from adults, in most cases their parents, since President Trump officially ended family separations over a year ago. CBS News.
  • Border Latest: Seesaws: Artists installed pink seesaws on both sides of the border fence separating the United States and Mexico. See pics.
  • North Korea: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday, less than a week after the country fired two others. South Korea confirmed the launch. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently told reporters he hoped to restart denuclearization talks with North Korea. CNN.
  • CA Presidential Tax Transparency: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would block President Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballots if he doesn’t make his tax returns public. The legislation would require any presidential candidate to disclose their taxes for the past five years. The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board called it a “silly bill.” It is likely to face legal challenges. Read it.
  • MTA Abandons Swiping: New York’s subway system is officially abandoning the MetroCard. Instead of swiping a card, riders can use their smartphones to “tap-and-go” at the turnstiles. The system will be installed on the subway and bus system by the end of 2020. NY Times.
  • Earnings: Apple: Apple reported declining profits and slow growth in the last quarter. Sales of iPhones continue to fall, but sales of iPad and Macs were strong, as were sales of the Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook also confirmed that the Apple credit card will roll out in August. Despite the declining sales, Apple was upbeat about the current quarter, and Wall Street seemed pleased, with shares of the company up 4 percent in pre-market trading Wednesday. Cheddar.
  • Earnings: Huawei: Meanwhile, Chinese tech giant Huawei reported a 23 percent growth in sales, despite U.S. restrictions. Reuters.
  • Sports: Women’s Soccer: Jill Ellis, the coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team, is stepping down. Ellis was coach for the team’s back-to-back World Cup wins. She’s set to exit in October. During her tenure, the team had 102 total wins and just seven losses. NPR.
  • Sports: Gymnastics: A new report found that sports officials “knowingly concealed" sexual abuse of gymnasts by former team doctor Larry Nassar. The findings from an 18-month Senate investigation described “alarming and dysfunctional systems.” NBC News.
  • Royal Babies: Prince Harry says he only wants to have two kids “maximum,” out of concern for the planet. The royal made the comments during an interview with conservationist Jane Goodall for the September issue of British Vogue, which his wife Meghan Markle guest edited. Read it.
  • Blue Ivy Top 100: Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, is making her mark on the music world at the age of 7. She can be heard singing at the beginning and end of Beyonce’s song "Brown Skin Girl". Blue Ivy is also credited as one of the writers. The song has made it to the Billboard Top 100 chart, and is part of the album "The Lion King: The Gift". Daily Mail.
  • 'Tiny Tank Puppy': A white rhino gave birth to a boy at the San Diego Zoo yesterday. The rhino was artificially inseminated, and is providing a bit of hope for a species that’s threatened. Watch.
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