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Mark Morgan, acting head of Customs and Border Protection, addresses the Trump administration new asylum rule. He says it's being rolled out as a small "pilot."

Nearly five years after Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed teenager Laquan McDonald, a city panel voted to fire four officers, accusing them of covering up for Van Dyke.

U.S. destroys an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on the border crisis. And, a heat wave builds across the U.S.

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A half-century ago, America's dreams were realized in space. The power of U.S. innovation and spirit took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back.

That mission was possible because of a diverse team of engineers, astronauts and mathematicians. It was also possible thanks to the help of one 10-year-old boy who was in the right place at the right time.

In 1969, Greg Force lived in Guam, where his father, Charles Force, worked as the director of a NASA tracking station that helped connect the capsule with NASA Mission Control for voice communication.

Members of Congress likely won't confine themselves to former special counsel Robert Mueller's report when they question him next week in two open hearings, staffers said.

Mueller, who is reluctant to appear, has said he would confine himself to what he's already written — but the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence won't.

"I would expect us to ask some questions that would require answers that are not necessarily in the four corners of the report," an intelligence committee staffer said.

In the pre-dawn hours of June 21, explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia shook houses, sent fireballs into the air and woke up nearby residents.

"Three loud explosions, one after the other, boom, boom boom!" says David Masur, who lives about two miles from the plant and has two young kids. "It's a little nerve-wracking."

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