Sep 13, 2017

Ryan: Deporting Dreamers "is not in our nation's interest"

Paul Ryan at the AP Newsmakers event. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Paul Ryan said that he believes that removing DACA recipients from the United States "is not in our nation's interest" at an AP Newsmakers event this morning — with the caveat that immigration reform has to include increased border security.

  • More on immigration: Ryan said that a clean DREAM Act is a no-go with his Republican caucus and made the case for some form of a physical barrier: "I think a wall actually works…Circumstances on the ground should dictate what you need at various places."
  • Tax reform: According to Ryan, the GOP's goal is to pass tax reform by the end of 2017.
  • Trump and Congress: "It gets a little frustrating [for Trump] because Congress doesn't work like a business."

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Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

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The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 6,804,044 — Total deaths: 362,678 — Total recoveries — 2,788,806Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 1,909,077 — Total deaths: 109,497 — Total recoveries: 491,706 — Total tested: 19,231,444Map.
  3. Public health: Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight coronavirus, CDC says Fauci: "Very concerned" about spread of virus amid George Floyd protests — Cities offer free testing for protesters.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model as use of robots accelerates.
  5. Business: Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

In photos: George Floyd's North Carolina memorial service

The remains of George Floyd are brought into Cape Fear Conference B Church. Photo: Ed Clemente/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds gathered in Raeford, North Carolina to honor George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis nearly two weeks ago has sparked nationwide protests against police brutality.

The state of play: This is the second memorial for Floyd. A number of his family members remain in Raeford, including his sister. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports.