Two horrifying migrant European migrant tragedies have much higher death tolls than first estimated, and more updates from the migrant crisis.
Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind.
In the latest tragic development in Europe's migrantion crisis, it turns out a truck discovered in Austria contained 71 bodies of deceased migrants, far more than first estimated.[WSJ / Ulrike Dauer and Margit Feher]
A fishing boat capsizing outside Libya was also deadlier than first thought, with 150 believed to have drowned.[NYT / Kareem Fahim]
The Mediterranean is the world's most dangerous border, but as the truck discovery highlights, travel within Europe is getting more dangerous too.[Vox / Dara Lind and Estelle Caswell]
Germany has softened its stand and eased immigration rules to allow more Syrian refugees in. It's a good start, but hardly enough.[Vox / Amanda Taub]
UN Secretary General has urged other states to "expand safe and legal channels of migration."[BBC]
One thing that would ease matters: the EU could admit more Balkans nations, where refugees are flocking to cross into the EU.[The Guardian]
There's also a role for the US. We've pledged to taken in only 1,000 to 2,000, and have admitted less than 1,000 this year. That's pathetically low compared to Germany (30,000 as of May, and many more due to the new policy), Australia (5,600), and Brazil (6,000).[New Republic / Sean Lyngaas]
White supremacists are super-pumped about Donald Trump. [BuzzFeed / Andrew Kacynski and Christopher Massie]
Here's how hotels stop people from charging stuff to other people's rooms.[Slate / Derreck Johnson]
Just because a building has "Trump" on it doesn't mean he owns it.[WNYC / Janet Babin]
Apparently Hitler was really into interior decorating. Sure, why not.[NYT]
Long before Dwight Eisenhower created the modern interstate highway system, he went on the worst cross-country road trip you can imagine.[Slate / Sarah Laskow]
"We are glutted with nuance. I say, fuck it." [Kieran Healy]
"US and British officials decided earlier this year that a hacker needed to die."[WSJ / Margaret Coker, Danny Yadron, and Damian Paletta]
"As a young man, my head was like a crowded movie theater where someone has just yelled 'Fire!' and everyone scrambles for the exits at once. I had a thousand ideas but only 10 fingers and one typewriter."[NYT / Stephen King]
"This seems awfully shallow and insulting to me, asking a woman if she is aware that someday she will grow older than the age she is now."[The Toast / Mallory Ortberg]
"One day, she just thought: ‘Bring it on.’"[Aide to British Labour leader candidate Liz Kendall to BuzzFeed / Emily Ashton]
Voices of Katrina: Survivors remember the day their lives changed forever[YouTube / Estelle Caswell]
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