Immigration, Hong Kong, California Highway Patrol: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Good morning.

We’re covering new details about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the demonstrations at Hong Kong’s airport, and a deadly shootout in California.

Neither of the two people guarding the financier had checked on him for several hours before he was found dead in his cell, prison and law-enforcement officials said on Monday, and one of the two was not a full-fledged correctional officer.

Attorney General William Barr said there were “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in Manhattan where Mr. Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. Questions have been raised about why Mr. Epstein was taken off suicide watch just days after apparently trying to kill himself.

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants enter the country legally every year, but President Trump has said that the U.S. should welcome immigrants based only on the “merit” they demonstrate.

The details: The program would not apply to those who already have green cards, to certain members of the military, to refugees and asylum-seekers, or to pregnant women and children. Immigration advocates warned that many people may drop out of programs they need because they fear retribution.

Background: The Endangered Species Act has been regulators’ most powerful tool for protecting wildlife since it was signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973. The law has been credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator, among other species, from the brink of extinction.

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