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A Fourth of July parade in California. Photo: Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images

Americans' pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup first asked the question in 2001: 70% of U.S. adults say they're proud to be Americans; fewer than half (45%) are "extremely" proud.

What's happening: Registered Democrats fall far behind Republicans when it comes to expressing "extreme pride in the U.S.," Gallup reports.

Yes, but: Strong majorities express pride in six of eight specific categories:

  • American scientific achievements (91%) ... U.S. military (89%) ... American culture and arts (85%) ... economic (75%) and sporting (73%) achievements ... diversity in race, ethnic background, and religion (72%).
  • But the American political system (32%) and health and welfare system (37%) aren't sources of pride to most Americans.

Go deeper: America’s most patriotic states, ranked

Methodology: The Gallup poll was "based on telephone interviews conducted June 3-16, 2019, with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting."

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Using apps to prevent deadly police encounters

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Mobile phone apps are evolving in ways that can stop rather than simply document deadly police encounters with people of color — including notifying family and lawyers about potential violations in real time.

Why it matters: As states and cities face pressure to reform excessive force policies, apps that monitor police are becoming more interactive, gathering evidence against rogue officers as well as posting social media videos to shame the agencies.

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TikTok gets more time (again)

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The White House is again giving TikTok's Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.

The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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