Good morning, readers of NBC News.
Today we have details of the Trump administration's new plans to hold migrants for long periods of time, wildfires in the Amazon rainforest and a 100-year-old nun.
Here's what we're looking at this morning:
Migrant children face more serious health risks due to longer detentions, groups warn
The government plans to keep migrants in detention for longer periods, will increase health risks, immigrant rights defenders warned .
The White House said on Wednesday it intends to detain migrant families in custody for the duration of their immigration procedures, without an upper limit on the length of their detention.
"We have already seen the detrimental effects of the harsh conditions that result from the Trump administration illegally keeping children in overcrowded and unsanitary border patrol facilities without access to basic needs and care," said Katie Ham, Vice President of Early Childhood Policy At the Center for American Progress.
At least seven migrant children have been killed in immigration detention under the Trump administration.
The government is also considering a new policy that would allow state and local jurisdictions to NBC News revealed on Wednesday
Police prevented a possible mass shooting after a hotel worker raised the alarm
Police say may have been prevented by a mass shooting after a hotel employee arrested in California after tips
Rodolfo Montoya, 37, H, was arrested at his home in Huntington Beach after an employee at the Marriott in Long Beach raised the alarm. Police said the warning likely saved a human life.
Police seized high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Police Chief Robert G. Luna said Montoya "has clear plans, intentions and means to commit an act of violence."
Young Iranians, smart enough, find ways to connect online, despite restrictions
Iranians use social media to stay connected to the world, talk to friends and run their businesses, like millions of people around the world.
But they do so in the face of US economic sanctions and strict regime rules that officially ban Twitter, Facebook and Telegram.
Iranians instead use virtual private networks to work around the ban or use Instagram, which is allowed.
Lester Holt hears stories from citizens and the country's communications minister about what social media means to them.
UPS employees endure heat-related illnesses this summer
UPS employees messed up, fainted and ended up in EP during hot weather this summer, according to interviews and medical records . Sixteen employees of the delivery company told NBC News that they have suffered heat illness so far this summer, highlighting the continuing dangers that UPS workers face when workloads rise at record temperatures.
Last month, NBC News revealed that more than 100 UPS employees were hospitalized for serious heat-related injuries between 2015 and 2018.
A UPS spokesman said: "We care deeply for the health and safety of all our people. "
Rainforest fires darken the skies in Brazil, inspiring people to #prayforamazonia
Fires they burned in the Amazon rainforest are so large that they can be seen from space.
The fires have attracted worldwide attention over the last few days, fueled by the #prayforamazonia social media campaign.
Brazil The National Space Research Institute said there was an 84 percent increase in forest fires compared to the same period last year, a trend related to deforestation.
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- Washington Governor Jay Inley was dropped dropped from the presidential race in 2020, and will instead run for a third term as governor.
- A popular online game with more than 100 million active users removed a number of accounts that spread white nationalist, racist slogans.
- Ten people passed away from a light aircraft that burst into flames shortly after its departure was canceled. The girlfriend of a man who was shot dead during a parking dispute in Florida told the court how she feared for her own safety .
Think About It
The cast of Star Dancing was revealed in 2019, including Sean Spiker, in Good Morning America (Lou Rocco / Walt Disney TV)
. Dancing With the Stars is a popular spot for celebrities rehabilitating their
But former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, one of the contestants announced for Wednesday's new season, should not get that chance, says NBC News contributor THINK Kurt Bardella .
"The idea of being rewarded with a spot on one of the most watched programs on network television for six months by lying on the White House podium routine is an embarrassment to ABC and a slap in the face to journalists,  Science + Tech = MACH
The search for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's greatest and elusive searches.
And scientists are hoping for a new mission to send a spacecraft to the moon of Jupiter Europe, can bring us closer to an answer.
NASA said Wednesday it will move forward with its Europa Clipper mission, which aims to put a robotic spacecraft in orbit. an ice moon that is considered one of the most likely places in the solar system to accommodate extraterrestrial life.
Quote of the day
"Thank God the employee decided forward this information. "
– Long Beach Police Chief Robert G. Luna after he allowed police to seize weapons cache from a man suspected of planning a mass shooting.
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