June 20, 2018: What to Know 

  • The New York Times reports that just last month, Kirstjen Nielsen was said to be prepared to quit her job as Homeland Security secretary. But now, she has become the most visible defender of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration that separates children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. On Tuesday night, Nielsen was heckled by protesters while eating dinner at, quite ironically, a Mexican restaurant.

  • The Boise City Council and Mayor Dave Bieter unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night that urges Idaho's congressional delegation to join a growing chorus of lawmakers who are calling for an end to the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

    "It is barbaric, it's a shameful betrayal of the humanitarian values on which our great country was founded," said Bieter. You can read the full resolution below:

  • General Electric has been booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after landing in the blue chip stock index for more than a century. CNBC reports that the removal is a major blow to the company that once towered over the American business landscape.

  • Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company sharply increased its offer to buy 21st Century Fox today, hoping to win a bidding war with Comcast for Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate.

  • A New York City woman has rejiggered the tiny house model. ABC News reports that the 30-year-old woman was looking to dramatically downsize her lifestyle, so she purchased a Greyhound bus on eBay and has spent the past three years transforming it into a tiny house.

  • Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer made headlines in late 2017 when he was called in as a last-minute replacement for Kevin Spacey for the film All the Money in the World. Spacey was dismissed soon after he was hit with allegations of sexual abuse and harassment; and for his spur-of-the-moment efforts, Plummer nabbed another Oscar nomination for his performance. Now, Plummer is telling The Guardian that someone at ABC-TV should consider him as a replacement for Roseanne Barr, who was recently fired from her sitcom after she posted racist tweets.
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