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China Sentences Former Political Star Sun Zhengcai to Life in Prison on Corruption Charges

(BEIJING) — A Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai to life in prison Tuesday for taking more than $26 million in bribes, making him one of the biggest names to fall in President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption and disloyalty. Sun’s sentence handed down by the intermediate court in the northern port city…

via China Sentences Former Political Star Sun Zhengcai to Life in Prison on Corruption Charges — TIME

Central American Migrants Who Reached the Border by Caravan Have Started Seeking U.S. Asylum

(TIJUANA, Mexico) — Central Americans who traveled in a caravan through Mexico to the border with San Diego began turning themselves to U.S. authorities to seek asylum Monday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration. Nearly 200 migrants, many traveling with children, decided to apply for protection at the nation’s busiest border crossing after…

via Central American Migrants Who Reached the Border by Caravan Have Started Seeking U.S. Asylum — TIME

Questions US officials couldn’t answer about ending “temporary protected status” for 200,000 people

The Department of Homeland Security said today that about 200,000 Salvadoreans will lose their right to stay in the US next year. Most have been US residents for a decade or more, and many have children who born here and hold US citizenship. With studied nonchalance, officials from DHS answered questions about the impact of…

via Questions US officials couldn’t answer about ending “temporary protected status” for 200,000 people — Quartz

A Statue of a Confederate General and KKK Leader Has Just Been Removed in Memphis

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A crew removed a Confederate statue from a Memphis park Wednesday night after the city sold it to a private entity. The City Council had earlier voted unanimously to sell two parks where Confederate statues were located and crews began working right away to remove a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.…

via A Statue of a Confederate General and KKK Leader Has Just Been Removed in Memphis — TIME