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The Department of Justice asked the American Civil Liberties Union in a court filing Thursday to take on the responsibility of reuniting immigrant children with their missing parents that have already been deported, Politico’s Ted Hesson reports.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has reunified 1,442 of the original 2,551 migrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 with their parents by the court-ordered deadline in late July. But there are still parents who have been deported back to their home countries without their children. As of the last update, DHS was unsure how many of the deported parents have been removed with their kids.

The details: The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit in March against the government’s new policy of separating immigrant families. A senior administration told Politico the filing "simply asks the court to require the ACLU to determine the wishes of and fulfill their obligations to their clients, as they have repeatedly represented in court that they would."

  • At the Aspen Security Forum in July, DHS Kirstjen Nielsen talked about how parents were not deported without their children unless they signed off on leaving them behind.

ACLU responded in a tweet saying it is "eager to help locate these parents, but won’t allow the president to pass the blame for the crisis he created."

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Trump's outdoor New Hampshire rally postponed due to weather

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President Trump's outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H., slated to take place on Saturday, was postponed on Friday due to weather from Tropical Storm Fay, a senior White House official confirmed to Axios.

The state of play: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Air Force One that the event would take place in "a week or two" instead. The outdoor rally — which had encouraged the use of face masks — was scheduled after sparse attendance at Trump's indoor comeback to the campaign trail in Tulsa.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11 a.m. ET: 12,294,117 — Total deaths: 555,531 — Total recoveries — 6,761,933Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11 a.m. ET: 3,118,168 — Total deaths: 133,291 — Total recoveries: 969,111 — Total tested: 38,032,966Map.
  3. Public health: The U.S.' new default strategy: herd immunity.
  4. Business: The pandemic is driving a second jobs apocalypse.
  5. ✈️ Travel: Airlines say air quality, cleanliness lower risk.
  6. Sports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal calls on colleges to cancel fall sports.

Biden's big economic plan plays it down the middle for Democrats

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Joe Biden yesterday laid out the broad strokes of his economic policy platform, which seemingly is designed to not freak out centrists and not piss off progressives.

Why it matters: Biden has a better-than-even shot of becoming the next president, which means his tax plans could become everyone's tax bills.