🇮🇱 Breaking: Israel announced today that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) will be allowed to enter on humanitarian grounds to visit her family in the West Bank, including her 90-year-old grandmother, Barak Ravid reports for Axios.
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Employees at several big companies, including Google and Whole Foods, are revolting against work from agencies that enforce Trump administration immigration policies, Axios' Sara Fischer and Courtenay Brown report.
Employees at Google circulated a petition Wednesday demanding that the company publicly commit not to support government agencies that engage in practices they feel amount to "human rights abuses."
Between the lines: Corporations and their leaders are increasingly being pressured by customers and employees to take stands on social issues.
The big picture: Guns have also become more divisive for companies and their workforces.
July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, NOAA reported. (AP)
Why it matters: The finding is the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.
Despite bearish signs in every major economy, a global recession is so far a fear, not a reality, The Economist writes in its cover editorial:
The bottom line: "[F]irms and markets are struggling to get to grips with uncertainty."
The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured President Trump's imagination, The Wall Street Journal scooped (subscription):
Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 4" crossed $1 billion at the box office, making Disney the first studio with five pictures to gross over $1 billion in one year, Deadline reports.
The FDA proposed 13 new warnings that would appear on all cigarette packages, including images of cancerous neck tumors, diseased lungs and feet with amputated toes, AP health writer Matthew Perrone reports.
The current smaller text warnings on the side of U.S. cigarette packs haven't been updated since 1984.
The media records Woodstock veteran Arlo Guthrie, 72, playing at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., 80 miles northwest of New York City.
Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is set to buy the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and their home, Barclays Center, for $3.5 billion, reports Bloomberg.
A Washington state trooper, pulling over to help what he thought was a stranded vehicle, found a driver had eight phones simultaneously playing Pokemon Go. (It wasn't Ina!)
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