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  1. Journalist Jon Ward talks about the chaos that led Kennedy to challenge Carter for the Democratic nomination — and the long-lasting damage it did to the party. Ward’s new book is Camelot’s End.
  2. Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated “thousands” of migrant children from their parents.
  3. Josh Rosenblatt’s personal meditation on fighting and selfhood is replete with engaging literary and historical excursions — giving the idea of fighting a dignity it might be harder to grant without.
  4. Last month federal immigration authorities took Jilmar Ramos-Gomez into custody to face possible deportation. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., served in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan.
  5. Cohen tweeted about what appeared to be another example of questionable actions he had taken in order to help Trump’s presidential ambitions. He already has pleaded guilty to others.
  6. The toddler fell into the hole on Sunday. Rescue efforts so far have been unsuccessful, but workers are drilling new tunnels in hopes of reaching him alive.
  7. Gasoline prices have been dropping steadily for months; they’re averaging right around $2.25 per gallon nationally. Enjoy, but don’t get used to them, analysts say.
  8. Home cooks who sell meals made in their own kitchens are technically breaking the law in most states, but in California, a new law may change that. However, counties have to get on board first.
  9. The three officers were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct for allegedly exaggerating the threat the 17-year-old posed to officers.
  10. On Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude quake rocked the suburbs north of Los Angeles, leaving 57 dead and causing more than $43 billion in damage. Officials worry LA isn’t ready for the next big quake.