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News On The Move: Sessions on immigration crackdown, Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy, Stephen Miller contracts Covid-19

Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman highlight Wednesday’s trending stories.

Video Transcript

ADAM SHAPIRO: "News on the Move"-- a draft report from the Department of Justice inspector general shows former Attorney General Jeff Sessions aggressively pushed the Trump administration's child-separation policy for undocumented immigrants. "We need to take away children," Sessions is quoted, telling DOJ prosecutors. Roughly 3,000 children were taken, separated from their parents. Sessions also said, quote, "If you care about kids, don't bring them in. Won't give amnesty to people with kids."

JULIE HYMAN: Casual-dining chain Ruby Tuesday has become the latest company to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this year. Like many others, coronavirus was the final blow for an already struggling business. Ruby Tuesday has closed more than 100 locations over the past five years, and CEO Shawn Lederman indicated in a statement that the chain is restructuring, not liquidating, saying this announcement does not mean goodbye, Ruby Tuesday.

ADAM SHAPIRO: President Trump's top policy advisor Stephen Miller is the latest person close to Trump to test positive for the coronavirus. He issued a statement late yesterday saying, quote, "Over the last five days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine." Miller's wife, Katie, is Vice President Pence's communications director. She tested positive for COVID-19 several months ago, but says she tested negative for the virus yesterday.

JULIE HYMAN: And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to two researchers who developed a method for genome editing. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna discovered the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. They can be used to change the DNA of animals, plants, and microorganisms with high precision.