June 19, 2018: What to Know 

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  • The Trump administration continues to dig in its heels with an aggressive defense of the president's zero-tolerance policy of removing immigrant children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. The New York Times reports that Kirstjen Nielsen said she had not seen footage of families caged behind chain-link fencing, video that has gone viral for the past few days. Nielsen was also unable to answer reporters' questions about the whereabouts and care of the children.
  • click to enlarge KELSEY HAWES
    • Kelsey Hawes
    Beginning this week and running through Friday, July 13, Boise Police are stepping up enforcement at 19 intersections identified by the Idaho Office of Highway Safety as having the highest number of crashes in the City of Trees. Police will be focusing on several possible violations, including speeding through intersections, texting and driving, following too closely and seatbelt compliance. The intersections are: Cole Rd./Overland Rd., Cole Rd./Fairview Avenue, Fairview Avenue/Maple Grove Rd., Franklin Rd./Milwaukee Street, Cole Rd./Franklin Rd., Fairview Avenue/Milwaukee Street, Curtis Rd./Fairview Avenue, Five Mile Rd./Overland Rd., Orchard Street/Overland Rd., Eagle Rd./McMillan Rd., Glenwood Street/State Street, Cloverdale Rd./Fairview Avenue, Maple Grove Rd./Overland Rd., Entertainment Avenue/Overland Rd., Fairview Avenue/Five Mile Rd., Chinden Boulevard/Eagle Rd., Emerald Street/Milwaukee Street, Cole Rd./Ustick Rd. and Fairview Avenue/Mitchell Street.
  • The World Cup is going full-tilt in Russia, where England overcame a stubborn Tunisia on Monday and Belgium and Sweden each emerged victorious yesterday. Today's World Cup matches began with Colombia taking on Japan.

  • CNBC reports that a Pabst Blue Ribbon shortage may be looming as Pabst and MillerCoors are poised to go to trial this November as part of an ongoing legal dispute. MillerCoors handles production of all Pabst legacy beers and that agreement is about to expire. A source says MIllerCoors wants out of the deal.

  • An all-you-can-eat restaurant in China had to shutter recently after, you guessed it, they ran out of food. Eater.com reports that the Jiamener restaurant in the city of Chengdu shut its doors after droves of customers took advantage of the $25 all-you-can-eat offer, putting the eatery $100,000 in debt after just two weeks of operation.
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