ClickOnDetroit National Report -- Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Report: CPB agents joke about migrants death

US Customs and Border Protection officials say they are investigating "disturbing social media activity" after a published report of a closed Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that reportedly features jokes about migrant deaths, derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers and a lewd meme involving at least one of them.

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Around the country:

  • San Francisco: San Francisco Mayor London Breed has signed an ordinance that effectively bans e-cigarette sales within the city -- the first of its kind in the United States. Read more.
  • Maryland: A man allegedly assaulted a Maryland public library board member during a Drag Queen Storytime library event. Read more.
  • Illinois: A black man says he was racially profiled by white police officers while he was being treated at an Illinois hospital and went for a walk hooked up to an IV drip. Read more.
  • Boston: The FBI and Massachusetts state police are investigating after three members of a group that plans to hold a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston next month reported receiving suspicious packages in the mail Monday. Read more.
  • Texas: A 30-year-old Honduran man died in ICE custody Sunday in a hospital in Humble, Texas, the agency said. Read more.

Big business to Supreme Court: Defend LGBTQ people

More than 200 corporations, including many of America' best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Lawmakers lash out following border facility tours

Democratic members of Congress decried the treatment of detained immigrants in border detention facilities following a tour of one such building here that has come under scrutiny following reports of squalid conditions.

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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs found dead

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead Monday in a hotel room, Southlake police said.

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Brian is an Associate Producer for ClickOnDetroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a degree in Journalism and Screen Studies.