10 things you need to know today: July 9, 2014

The Fifth Column

The scream.  The scream. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Week

Democrats push Obama’s immigration package, Brazil suffers a stunning World Cup defeat, and more

1. Obama urges approval of $3.7 billion plan to handle child-immigration crisis
Senate Democrats vowed to move quickly on passing a $3.7 billion package President Obama proposed to confront a wave of thousands of children illegally pouring across the Southwest border. President Obama urged Congress to approve the spending, which would pay for caring for the children but also swiftly deporting them. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he aimed to finish a bill by Congress’s August recess, but many Republicans withheld support due to what they called Obama’s failure to secure the border. [The HillThe New York Times]

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2. Brazil stunned in historic World Cup loss
Germany humiliated Brazil in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday, eliminating the host team 7-1…

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