July was the warmest month the world has witnessed since record keeping began more than a century ago, reports the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. This July’s global average temperature was 1.01 degrees above the 1981–2010 average.
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Of the 10 states with the highest poverty rates, all but one—New Mexico—are in the South, and gave the majority of their votes to Donald Trump in 2016. The Northeast—the region with the lowest poverty rate—voted against Trump, with the exception of one electoral vote in Maine.
Two California professors have installed three pink seesaws across the U.S.-Mexico border wall running between Sunland Park, N.M., and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, allowing children on both sides of the border to play together. Ronald Rael of the University of California, Berkeley, one of its designers, said the “Teetertotter Wall” vividly illustrates that “actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side.”
The Trump administration has extended temporary protected status for 7,000 Syrian refugees living in the U.S. But the administration is pushing to revoke that status for tens of thousands of people from six countries who were admitted years ago, including Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Sudanese.