Mic Daily: Second immigration deadline looms, GOP pans Trump’s $12 billion farm relief and more


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Steep obstacles loom as second deadline to reunite immigrant families nears

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The second court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite separated immigrant families is on Thursday, but it appears that officials are set to allow it to blow past without ensuring full reunification for hundreds of children with their parents.

Republicans pan Trump’s $12 billion tariff relief for farmers as corporate welfare

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Republican senators have come out against the Trump administration’s latest plan to offer $12 billion worth of emergency relief to farmers being hurt by President Donald Trump’s tariffs. On Tuesday, many spoke out to pan the bailouts as corporate welfare — but there appears to be no movement on Republicans’ part to roll back the tariffs.

Adult Swim declines to fire Rick and Morty creator after an old, offensive video sketch surfaces

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Just days after Disney fired Guardians of the Galaxy directorJames Gunn for a series of offensive jokes he posted on Twitter several years ago, Adult Swim has declined to follow suit despite finding itself in a similar situation.

Democrats are calling McConnell’s bluff on the Kavanaugh vote

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a warning to Democrats who are seeking documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he is prepared to hold a vote right before the November midterm elections to inflict political pain should Democratic lawmakers drag out the confirmation process, according to Politico.

#MuteRKelly creator says R Kelly’s “I Admit” is a “19-minute sex trafficking fundraising anthem”

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#MuteRKelly co-founder Oronike Odeleye says R. Kelly’s “I Admit,” a 19-minute track he released Monday in response to sexual assault allegations and a growing movement to end his career, is nothing more than a plea to his fan base to keep supporting him.

HIV-positive people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the disease, study shows


Results from a new study presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam confirmed something HIV academics have suspected for a long time: The chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the disease to their partner is “scientifically equivalent to zero.”

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