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“You should always push yourself.”

Gymnast Simon Biles made history this weekend at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships as the first woman to land a double-double dismount on balance beam and a triple-double on floor routine. On Friday, Biles said she felt like "scratching" the meet because of a disappointing performance. She didn't and on Sunday, she won a sixth all-around title - the first woman to do so in nearly 70 yrs.
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“The room lights up when everyone knows we’ve got new items that are coming.”

Dir. of Child Nutrition Scott Clements who works for Mississippi's Education Dept., one of many school districts receiving free food from the U.S. gov't this year because of the trade war with China. The Dept. of Agriculture is buying $1.2B in extra crops & food products from farmers hurting from the trade dispute, and giving the "extras" to school districts as well as food banks.
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“Our job is to enforce the law.”

Acting Dir. of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Matt Albence to the Washington Post on a recent flight returning deportees to Guatemala - one of nine weekly flights currently organized by the U.S. gov't. This comes after ICE organized the largest workplace "sting" in more than a decade Wednesday at seven Mississippi food processing plants. The operation resulted in 680 arrests.
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“There is nothing for me here. The only choice I have is to go back.”

28-yr-old Luis de Leon who was deported on an ICE flight to Guatemala after being arrested in a Kentucky traffic stop. He has lived in America for seven years & has two U.S.-born children. Last month, more than 82,000+ people were apprehended for illegally crossing the U.S. southern border - a 20,000 drop since June, but double the number compared to last year at the same time.
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“The urgency of this is not lost on any of us.”

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate's focus on gun laws upon returning from summer recess in Sept. after the two mass shootings in El Paso, TX & Dayton, OH. Sen. McConnell says aides from both parties are working to find common ground for legislation that could get bipartisan support. The Senate's highest ranking democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appealed to Sen. McConnell to call lawmakers back to D.C. early.
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