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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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AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Why it matters: Progressives are mounting their pressure campaign after the president-elect did not include any of their favored candidates in his first slate of Cabinet nominees, and they are serious about installing some of their allies, blocking anyone who doesn't pass their smell test — and making noise if they are not heard.

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Biden introduces top national security team

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Tuesday at an event introducing the incoming administration's top national security officials, where he told the story of his stepfather being the only one of 900 children at his school in Poland to survive the Holocaust.

What they're saying: "At the end of the war, he made a break from a death march into the woods in Bavaria. From his hiding place, he heard a deep rumbling sound. It was a tank. But instead of the iron cross, he saw painted on its side a five pointed white star," Blinken said.

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