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Quickly catch up on the day's news

Updated 6:16 PM ET, Thu July 11, 2019

(CNN) - Here's what you might have missed Thursday on CNN:

-- President Donald Trump backed off his plan to add a census citizenship question, issuing an executive order directing agencies to hand over data on noncitizens in the US to the Commerce Department.

-- An ICE operation to arrest people in families that have been ordered to be deported will start Sunday, after Trump's delay last month.

-- Dozens of women have come forward with allegations against multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

-- A Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate insisted that a female reporter must be escorted by a male colleague if she wants to accompany him on a campaign trip.

-- A tropical storm is heating up in the Gulf of Mexico and is set to make landfall in Louisiana on Saturday.

-- American Airlines made a woman wearing a romper cover herself with a blanket on a flight from Jamaica to Florida.

-- Denise Nickerson, the actor who played Violet in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' has died.

-- Britain's new multibillion dollar aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sprung a leak.

-- Amazon said it will spend $700 million dollars to retrain 100,000 employees.

-- A hotel near Tokyo's Haneda International Airport installed a flight simulator in one of their hotel rooms.


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