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New restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protection – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Jamey Keaten | Associated Press – 2024-06-12 23:38:06

SUMMARY: The head of the U.N. refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, acknowledges the Biden administration's new asylum-seeker restrictions but warns they may violate international refugee protection laws. The UNHCR's 2023 “Global Trends” report revealed 120 million people were forcibly displaced, akin to Japan's population. Grandi noted most displaced people are in poor or middle-income countries, highlighting crises in overlooked regions like Sudan and Africa. He criticized the U.S. asylum restrictions but praised plans to resettle 125,000 refugees. Grandi also mentioned global refugee hardships, with Syria still facing the biggest crisis, affecting nearly 14 million people displaced internally and abroad.

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ESPYS 2024: Top moments and list of winners from sports biggest night

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 02:45:34

SUMMARY: The 2024 ESPYS, hosted by Serena Williams in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, celebrated top athletes, teams, and sports moments. Notable highlights included awards for Caitlin Clark, A’ja Wilson, JuJu Watkins, and Simone Biles, while South Carolina women’s basketball clinched Best Team. Prince Harry received the Pat Tillman Award for Service, and Dawn Staley earned the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Key winners: Patrick Mahomes (Best NFL Player), Shohei Ohtani (Best MLB Player), Luka Doncic (Best NBA Player), Max Verstappen (Best Driver), and A’ja Wilson (Best Athlete, Women’s Sports). The event also celebrated Lamar Jackson, Steve Gleason, and the Maui Surfing Community.

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Amber alert issued for 7 month old, last seen in San Antonio

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www.kxan.com – Anthony Torres – 2024-07-12 02:08:05

SUMMARY: An Amber alert has been issued in San Antonio, Texas, for 7-month-old Richard Ramey, who was last seen at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday on Adkins-Elmendorf Road. Richard, weighing 15 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, was wearing a white top and tan shoes. Authorities are searching for Nicole Daguanno, 30, described as 5'4”, 140 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes, who is connected to the abduction. She was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans, believed to be on foot in San Antonio. Anyone with information should contact the Bexar County Sheriff's Office at 210-335-4630.

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Biden Awards $1.7 Billion to Boost Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Assembly in 8 States

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-12 02:01:41

SUMMARY: The Biden administration is allocating nearly $2 billion in grants to bolster electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing and assembly across eight states, including key battlegrounds Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. The Energy Department will provide $1.7 billion to companies like General Motors and Stellantis, aiming to create or maintain several thousand union jobs and support auto-centric communities. The grants will also support EV facilities in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia, covering various segments of the automotive supply chain, including electric motorcycles, school buses, hybrid powertrains, heavy-duty truck batteries, and electric SUVs.

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