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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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Louisville police declare state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

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The Louisville police chief declared in a memo obtained by news outlets a "state of emergency" for the department on Monday to prepare for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

Of note: Louisville has witnessed more than 115 days of protests over the police killing of Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, with calls for all the officers involved to be charged.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 31,1833,800 — Total deaths: 962,793— Total recoveries: 21,348,410Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,833,800 — Total deaths: 199,818 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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