Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
Leaked Department of Health and Human Services documents obtained by Axios show a dramatic rise in child migrants crossing the United States’ southern border, from 47 per day in the first week of January to 321 per day last week. The documents say the shelter system is currently at 94 percent capacity.
U.S. Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension of the National Guard troop deployment around the Capitol amid heightened security threats. The Pentagon is currently weighing whether to grant the extension, which D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser does not support.
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said yesterday that police and security forces in Burma have killed at least 54 protesters and detained 1,700 following last month’s military coup. “The actual death toll, however, could be much higher as these are the figures the Office has been able to verify,” she added.