The Rundown for June 20, 2018

OUTRAGE ON THE BORDER… Public outrage against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy intensified last night after the Associated Press reported last the Trump administration has been forcibly removing babies from their parents and sending them to at least three “tender age” shelters in Texas. Lawyers and medical providers who’ve been allowed inside the shelters say they are full of hysterical preschool-aged children. The facilities were designed to accommodate children under the age of 5.

GOP LACK SUPPORT IN IMMIGRATION LEGISLATATION… House Republicans and leading conservatives don’t believe GOP lawmakers have enough support to pass immigration legislation amid the current crisis along the southern border. The pessimism comes after President Trump told House Republicans at a closed-door meeting yesterday to send him an immigration bill dealing with Dreamers and migrant families being separated at the border. Several lawmakers said any humane solution to the problems would be labeled “amnesty” by the far right.

U.S. WITHDRAWS FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL… The Trump administration accused the United Nations Human Rights Council of holding an anti-Israel bias and tolerating abusive regimes in announcing yesterday that it is withdrawing the U.S. The withdrawal decision came only a day after the U.N. strongly condemned Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the council a “forum for politics, hypocrisy, and evasion” and twice previously threatened to pull the U.S. out.

WHITE SUPREMACIST MARINE GUILTY N COURT-MARTIAL… A U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial. Lance Corporal Vasillios Pistolis was convicted of failing to obey an order or regulation and making a false official statement under Articles 92 and 107 in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. ProPublica last month identified Pistolis as a member of a white supremacist group and discovered that he bragged online about his violent behavior during the rally. Pistolis has been sentenced to 28 days of confinement, a reduction of two ranks to E-1, and the forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for a month.

DOW JONES FALLS… The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 300 points yesterday in response to President Trump’s threat of imposing additional tariffs on China. The Dow was down 287.26 points, or 1.15 percent, at the close of trading. The S&P 500 also dropped 0.4 percent and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.3 percent as fears of a potential trade war with China flared up again following Trump’s statement.

ENTERTAINMENT
FOX PRESSURED BY CREATORS… Creators have stepped up their attacks on 20th Century Fox television studio in response to Laura Ingraham’s shoW on Fox News Channel. They especially took exception to Ingraham referring to the facilities set up for children separated from their parents as “essentially summer camps.” “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan said he’s considering ending his relationship with the studio. Fox’s “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane donated $2.5 million to National Public Radio and Southern California Public Radio’s news-gathering efforts after declaring he was “embarrassed to work for this company.”

NINA SIMONE’S CHILDHOOD HOME TO BE PRESERVED… The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that served as the childhood home of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust revealed yesterday that it will develop and find a new use for the house where Simone was born in 1933. The 660-square-foot home has three rooms. Simone died in 2003 at the age of 70.

SPORTS
MLB…
NL SCORES…
Milwaukee 3 – PITTSBURGH 2… Freddy Peralta (2-0) pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings and the Brewers held off the Pirates. Jesus Aguilar provided all the offense Milwaukee needed with a two-run homer and run-scoring double.

St. Louis 7 – PHILADELPHIA 6… Matt Carpenter’s two-out solo homer in the top of the ninth inning sent the Cardinals past the Phillies. Carpenter also doubled home two runs during a four-run top of the seventh inning. Tommy Pham also homered with the bases empty.

COLORADO 10 – N.Y. Mets 8… The Rockies slugged their way past the Mets to win at home for the first time in nine games. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond blasted consecutive homers during a six-run bottom of the third inning. Carlos Gonzalez also went deep.

SAN FRANCISCO 6 – Miami 3… The Giants doubled up on the Marlins as tempers flared amid hit-batsmen for a second straight game. Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-run homer and doubled home a run. Buster Posey also went deep.

L.A. Dodgers 4 – CHI. CUBS 3… Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer delivered a pinch-hit two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Dodgers over the Cubs in the opener of a doubleheader. Joc Pederson hit a solo homer for L.A.

CHI. CUBS 2 – L.A. Dodgers 1 (10 innings)… Kris Bryant tripled to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and scored the winning run on Albert Almora Jr.’s single as the Cubs picked up a split of the twinbill. Kyle Schwarber smacked a game-tying homer in the seventh.

AL SCORES…
N.Y. YANKEES 7 – Seattle 2… The Yankees got homers from Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar in downing the Mariners. Domingo German (2-4) limited Seattle to two runs on two hits over seven innings. One of the runs was unearned.

CLEVELAND 6 – Chi. White Sox 3… Francisco Lindor had a couple hits and knocked in a pair of runs as the Indians topped the White Sox. Mike Clevinger (6-2) gave up a run on five hits over 7-2/3 innings.

Tampa Bay 2 – HOUSTON 1… Wilson Ramos singled home Matt Duffy with a tie-breaking run in the top of the eighth inning and the Rays made it stand in handing the Astros their first loss in 13 games. C.J. Cron homered for Tampa Bay.

MINNESOTA 6 – Boston 2… Eduardo Escobar drove in four runs with a single and a double as the Twins handled the Red Sox. Robbie Grossman added a two-run triple.

Texas 4 – KANSAS CITY 1… The Rangers made it four straight wins with the defeat of the Royals. Cole Hamels (4-6) pitched four-hit ball over seven shutout innings. Delino DeShields lined a two-run double.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES…
WASHINGTON 9 – Baltimore 7… Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a solo homer as the Nationals outscored the Orioles. Anthony Rendon doubled home two runs and lifted a sacrifice fly.

Atlanta 11 – TORONTO 4… Johan Camargo unloaded his first career grand slam to help power the Braves past the Blue Jays. Charlie Culberson also went deep. Ender Inciarte had three hits and three RBIs.

CINCINNATI 9 – Detroit 5… Joe Votto’s grand slam powered the Reds past the Tigers. Billy Hamilton added a solo homer. Adam Duval went 3-for-4 and knocked in two runs.

L.A. ANGELS 5 – Arizona 4… Mike Trout singled home two runs and the Angels got solo homers from Ian Kinlser and Kole Calhoun in edging the Diamondbacks.

Oakland 4 – SAN DIEGO 2 (10 innings)… Khris Davis connected for a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning as the Athletics outlasted the Padres. Stephen Piscotty tied the game with a two-out solo homer in the ninth.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE…
Milwaukee (Suter, 7-4) is at Pittsburgh (Kuhl, 5-4)…
Philadelphia (Arrieta, 5-5) hosts St. Louis (Wacha, 8-2)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Stripling, 6-1) are at the Chi. Cubs (Lester, 8-2)…
Colorado (Bettis, 5-1) hosts the N.Y. Mets (Lugo, 2-2)…
Miami (Ureña, 2-8) is at San Francisco (Holland, 4-7)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE…
Seattle (Hernandez, 6-6) is at the N.Y.Yankees (Loaisiga, 1-0)…
the Chi. White Sox (Lopez, 2-4) are at Cleveland (Kluber, 10-3)…
Boston (Price, 8-4) is at Minnesota (Lynn, 4-5)…
Houston (Morton, 8-1) hosts Tampa Bay (Eovaldi, 1-2)…
Texas (Bibens-Dirkx, 0-1) is at Kansas City (Junis, 5-7)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE…
Baltimore (Cashner, 2-8) is at Washington (Gonzalez, 6-3)…
Toronto (Happ, 8-3) hosts Atlanta (Sanchez, 3-0)…
Detroit (Fulmer, 3-5) is at Cincinnati (Mahle, 5-6)…
San Diego (Lucchesi, 3-2) hosts Oakland (Montas, 3-1)

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