Dec 25, 2018

Guatemalan boy dies in U.S. custody

A boy from a group of Central American migrants runs near border wall. Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in U.S. government custody shortly after midnight on Christmas, U.S. immigration authorities say, per the AP.

Why it matters: He’s the second immigrant child to die while in detention just this month. The death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who died of dehydration and shock, has drawn international attention and grief.

What happened: The boy was diagnosed with a cold and fever and given prescriptions for amoxicillin and ibuprofen at a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico. After being discharged, he began experiencing nausea and vomiting. He died shortly after returning to the hospital. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

The big picture: A UN watchdog has called for an investigation into the circumstances behind the first immigrant child's death.

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Why it matters: The move exacerbates tensions between Twitter and Trump over the company's authority to label or limit his speech and, conversely, the president's authority to dictate rules for a private company.

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Trump threatens to "assume control" of Minneapolis over unrest

Flames from a nearby fire illuminate protesters standing on a barricade in front of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump threatened via Twitter early Friday to send the national guard to Minneapolis following three days of massive demonstrations and unrest in the city over George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody this week.

Details: "I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right," Trump tweeted after a police station was torched by some protesters.

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In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Cheering protesters set a Minneapolis police station on fire Thursday night in the third night of unrest following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the city, per AP.

The state of play: Minnesota's governor on Thursday activated the state's national guard following violent outbreaks throughout the week, as the nation waits to see if the officers involved will be charged with murder.