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Fifty children are staying at Holy Family Institute in Emsworth as part of the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the Post-Gazette reported. The children are ages 4 to 17 and were separated from their families by Customs and Border Patrol as their parents or grandparents were arrested and criminally prosecuted for illegal entry into the U.S. Holy Family has provided services for unaccompanied minors since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the typical stay is 30 days. However, in this case, the children will stay until their parents are cleared by the government, and it's unclear how long that will be.
- In his first interview since Rob Rogers was fired, John Block, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Post-Gazette said the cartoonist “hasn’t been funny in a long time.” Block said Rogers was angry and obsessed with President Donald Trump. Rogers said that's not true. (Politico)
- A new proposal aims to create judicial districts for Pa. Supreme, Commonwealth and Superior courts, and supporters say it would allow all areas of the state to be represented. But the other side called it retaliation for the courts ruling for a new congressional district map. Either way, the proposal is now before the Pa. House. (TribLive.)
- Memorial services for famous Pittsburgh weatherman Joe DeNardo start today. His family will receive family and friends today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Huntsman Funeral Home in Moon Township. The funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday. (WTAE)
Over the years, Pittsburghers have called it the Grand Depot, The Big Store, Kaufmann’s, Macy’s and now Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth. It was a spot to “meet under the Kafumann’s clock,” eat thumbprint cookies at the store’s Arcade Bakery and admire its ornate holiday window displays. The Downtown department store closed in 2015 and the building is undergoing renovation to become luxury apartments, a restaurant, and a hotel. All of this is making us nostalgic, so we compiled these photos of Kafumann's through the years just for you (and us).
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Other events you'll love
🍹 6 tonight (Downtown): Get hands on with old fashioneds at this Wigle class.
📽 6 p.m. Tuesday (East Liberty): On the eve of World Refugee Day, see the documentary "Something Like Home."
🎵 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oakland): Relax mid-week with a free blues concert at Flagstaff Hill.
🍷 All day Thursday (various locations): Toast to summer with #LongestDayOfRose.
🌞 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Highland Park): Welcome the season of sun with 108 sun salutations.
💫 8 p.m. Thursday (North Side): Celebrate summer under the stars at SkyWatch.
💃 4 p.m. Friday (Wilkinsburg): Dance to advocate for safer streets
🏡 5 p.m. Friday (North Side): Sip wine while exploring Allegheny West homes.
🌳 5 p.m. Friday (Stanton Heights): Now that it's officially summer, party with Tree Pittsburgh.
🎭 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Attend a drag comedy show with Schwa de Vivre.