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TIJUANA, Mexico — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped at an outdoor sports complex, sleeping on a dirt baseball field and under bleachers with a view of the steel walls topped by barbed wire at the newly reinforced U.S.-Mexico border. The city opened the complex after other shelters were filled to capacity. Church groups provided portable showers, bathrooms and sinks. The federal government estimates the migrant crowd in Tijuana could soon swell to 10,000. By Julie Watson. SENT: 1,300, photos.
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Albeit not donning a three-piece suit and tie, you may recognize Miller High School’s new guitar teacher. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Jesse De Los Santos is a singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Corpus Christi band The Blind Owls. The rock ‘n’ roll band has made a name for itself by invoking the 60s in concertgoers across the country, from major cities in Texas, to California and Washington, among others. By Beatriz Alvarado, Corpus Christi Caller-Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 480 words, with photos.
DALLAS — A helicopter hovered above Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff as protesters marched down the street holding anti-Donald Trump signs. They shouted “Whose streets? Our streets!” Dallas police arrested several. The Dallas Morning News reports hours earlier, Trump — who announced his candidacy by referring to Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers and later accused a federal judge of Mexican descent of being biased against him — had been sworn in as the president of the United States. As this was happening, sisters Eva and Pat Arreguin huddled inside the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with the center’s manager, Rafael Tamayo, to hatch out a plan for how they could provide more artistic space for Dallas Latino artists and other marginalized communities. By Obed Manuel, The Dallas Morning News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 900 words, with photos. Not for online use in the Dallas area.
— FUGITIVE CAPTURED — Authorities say a man who has been on the run since failing to appear on the last day of his South Texas murder trial 10 years ago has been returned to the U.S. after being captured in Mexico.
— WOMAN’S DISAPPEARANCE-CHARGE — Lubbock police say a 25-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a woman five years ago in Lubbock.
ATLANTA — In a matchup of disappointing teams, the Atlanta Falcons host the Dallas Cowboys in what could be an elimination game in the NFC playoff race. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at noon.
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