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Recode Daily: Inside the billion dollar business of housing migrant children

Plus, Intel removes CEO Brian Krzanich after learning of his affair with an employee; the Supreme Court says states can make online retailers pay sales tax; and Nintendo is turning 130 years old.

Security personnel stand before shoes and toys left at the Tornillo Port of Entry where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults.
Security personnel stand before shoes and toys left at the Tornillo Port of Entry where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults.
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Take a look inside the billion dollar business of operating shelters for migrant children. Private contractors, some of them ex-military, have received millions in federal contracts for detention centers and tent cities. Contractors operate more than 30 facilities — former stores, schools and medical centers — in Texas alone, with numerous others contracted for about 100 shelters in 16 other states. And Trump’s order calling for migrant families to be detained together likely means millions more in contracts for private shelter operators, construction companies and defense contractors. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is assessing how and where to house as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases. [Manny Fernandez and Katie Benner / The New York Times]

Intel removed CEO Brian Krzanich after it was determined that he violated the company’s longstanding non-fraternization policy by having a past, consensual relationship with an Intel employee. CFO Robert Swan is the interim CEO. [Chris Welch / The Verge]

The Supreme Court overturned a decades-old tax ruling that allowed many internet retailers to avoid having to charge their customers sales tax — an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals. The ruling is expected to increase state revenue by up to $13 billion a year and may raise the amount consumers pay for online purchases. Here’s why Amazon’s retail dominance won’t be disrupted by the ruling. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Twitter has acquired Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” The San Francisco-based company offers tools to protect user accounts and stop online abuse, harassment and spam. It’s Twitter’s first acquisition since buying consumer mobile startup Yes in December 2016. Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter made the tech world’s most unlikely comeback. [Sarah Perez / TechCrunch]

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