Can an 'army of moms' help slow climate change? Migrants forced to discard belongings at border; Must-try cheesecake

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix opened its parking lot and more for a 20,000 square foot outdoor playground called Adventure Play.
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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Impacts of fossil fuel pollution fall hard on children, leading to issues with breathing, learning and more. Can moms mobilize to stop climate change?

Advocates have found passports, birth certificates, bibles, pictures and even an urn of a family member’s ashes abandoned by migrants.

Wrigley Mansion pastry chef Jolie Skwiercz makes cheesecake like you've never had before at Geordie's. Here's why it's a must-order.

Today, you can expect a slight chance of thunderstorms, with a high near 104 degrees. A chance of thunderstorms at night, with a low near 82 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Georgia, lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who’d maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.)

  • In 1978, the first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight ended as Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman landed their Double Eagle II outside Paris.

  • In 1982, the first commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA’s “The Visitors,” were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany.

  • In 1998, President Bill Clinton gave grand jury testimony via closed-circuit television from the White House concerning his relationship with Monica Lewinsky; he then delivered a TV address in which he denied previously committing perjury, admitted his relationship with Lewinsky was “wrong,” and criticized Kenneth Starr’s investigation.

  • In 1999, more than 17,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Turkey.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: Can an 'army of moms' help slow climate change?