The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Australia’s Vote, a Rescue Ship and the Cocaine King of Milan

    Know This: Legal challenges have begun against a national vote in Australia over same-sex marriage, set to take place this fall. A migrant aid charity that’s rescued as many as 40,000 people off the Libyan coast is suspending Mediterranean operations and sending one of its ships to the Bay of Bengal to rescue Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. And police in Uruguay have arrested a Mafia boss known as the “cocaine king of Milan” who’s been a fugitive for 23 years.

    Remember This Number: 106. That’s the age of a severely disabled Afghan woman who emigrated with her family to Sweden two years ago — who is now set to be deported by authorities who say Afghanistan is not dangerous enough to justify her case for seeking asylum.

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