The Trump administration deported 282,242 undocumented immigrants through May—already surpassing the highest tally for any fiscal year since President Trump took office. The number, however, is still well below the high of 409,849 deported in 2012, under President Barack Obama.
One-child families are the fastest-growing kind of family unit in the U.S. The share of mothers with only one child at the end of their childbearing years doubled from 1976 to 2015, going from 11 percent to 22 percent.
The Washington Post
Just 100 families own about 42 million acres of land across the country—a 65,000-square-mile expanse. They include cable billionaire John Malone, who owns 2.2 million acres, primarily in New Mexico and Colorado, and oil heir William Bruce Harrison, who owns 19 Colorado mountains. The amount of private land owned by those top 100 families has increased 50 percent since 2007.
The New York Times
The U.S. may need to spend $416 billion on seawalls by 2040 to protect against rising seas and storm surges fueled by climate change. The biggest costs will fall on Southern states, including $76 billion for Florida, $38 billion for Louisiana, and $35 billion for North Carolina.
A team of researchers has captured the first-ever video of a living giant squid in U.S. waters. The squid, estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, was found 3,280 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans.