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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday while detained by the Border Patrol in south Texas, AP reports.

The big picture: The migrant youth's death is the 5th incident since December. CBP has already received criticism of its migrant care. The White House requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding last month to help manage what it called a "humanitarian and security crisis."

Details: CBP said in a statement that the teenager was picked up on May 13 in south Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The cause of death is unknown. The agency did not explain why the teen was detained for a week, but said he was "due for placement" in a facility for youth by Department of Health and Human Services. Federal law demands that the Department of Homeland Security send unaccompanied minors to HHS within 72 hours.

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Updated 9 hours ago - Politics & Policy

U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

11 hours ago - Economy & Business

CNN fires Chris Cuomo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN

CNN said Saturday evening it has fired one of its star anchors, Chris Cuomo, following new revelations from a legal review made by the company into Cuomo's involvement in the management of his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Why it matters: Saturday's firing speaks to how much pressure CNN was under by employees and critics to address Cuomo's behavior.

Updated 12 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Electric car prices could go up before they come down

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The secret to affordable electric vehicles is cheaper batteries. But after years of falling prices, battery costs are now headed in the wrong direction.

Why it matters: Costlier batteries could drive up the price of electric vehicles — threatening the auto industry's transition away from fossil fuels, and, in turn, society's fight against climate change.

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