NPR News Newsletter: ICE Raids Leave Families In Limbo; Endangered Species Act Changes; Scent Sways

Published by NPR News on August 13th, 2019 11:49am. 9 views.

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by Korva Coleman and Suzette Lohmeyer
First Up
Children of mainly Latino immigrant parents hold signs in support of them and other individuals swept up during an immigration raid at a food processing plant in Mississippi.
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Here’s what we’re following today. 

The Mississippi ICE raids swept up nearly 700 undocumented workers from several food processing plants last week. Now the families affected are trying to navigate a path forward

The Trump administration is postponing some of its new tariffs on Chinese imports — a significant retreat in the trade war that has rattled financial markets on both sides of the Pacific.

In a move that critics say will hurt plants, animals and other species under mounting threats, the Trump administration is changing how the Endangered Species Act is implemented. Republican supporters say the law will now consider the act’s economic harm to business.

The Justice Department wants to decertify the union representing U.S. immigration judges, arguing that the judges are managers and therefore barred from forming a union. The leader of the union says the administration wants the judges to speed up deportation cases.

Pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday returned to Hong Kong's international airport, forcing it to cancel all flights for a second day. For weeks, Beijing largely ignored the pro-democracy protests. But as they have continued, China's government has become increasingly outspoken.

Federal authorities allege a friend of the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooter helped him purchase and hide armor and ammunition allegedly used in the attack that killed nine people. Ethan Kollie, 24, is not accused of helping plan the shooting.

With antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, scientists are urgently trying to find drugs that will work against persistent infections. But a promising new approach uses old drugs for new purposes. 

The Daily Good
At this camp, struggling with a disability is the point. 
At Nashville's "High Five" camp, 12-year-old Priceless Garinger (center), whose right side has been weakened by cerebral palsy, wears a full-length, bright pink cast on her left arm — though that arm's strong and healthy. By using her weaker right arm and hand to decorate a cape, she hopes to gain a stronger grip and fine motor control.
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A summer camp for kids with disabilities in Nashville, Tenn., does things a little differently. Instead of accommodating the campers' physical challenges, therapists make life a bit tougher, in hopes of ultimately strengthening the kids' ability to navigate the world.

Today's Listen
The swaying power of scent. 
Can you lift the mood of a public space with a fragrance? It's a marketing strategy businesses are increasingly deploying to lure customers into stores and entice them to stay longer. The smell of cinnamon fills Yankee Candle stores; Subway pumps a doughy bread scent through its vents. (Listening time, 5:17)

History Lesson
The Treaty of Versailles almost had a clause calling for racial equality. 
Members of the Japanese American Mochida family, in Hayward, Calif., await relocation to an incarceration camp during World War II.
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One of the least-known facts about the Treaty of Versailles is what could have happened. Japan, one of the emerging players at the table, asked for, and nearly got approved, a clause in the treaty that would have affirmed the equality of all nations, regardless of race. And some historians believe the great powers missed a pivotal opportunity to fashion a much different 20th century.

Before You Go
Isabela Moner stars as Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
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