On this day in 1950, Communist North Korea attacks the South, beginning the Korean War.
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Maria Sacchetti, Nick Miroff, Rob Kuznia, and Arelis R. Hernández report Despite delay of ICE raids, immigrant communities mobilize for roundups:
President Trump’s decision to postpone the mass arrests of immigrant families with deportation orders offered a two-week reprieve to shaken cities and towns Sunday, but faith and immigration leaders said they will continue to mobilize for roundups in case talks between the White House and congressional Democrats break down.
After Trump threatened raids a week ago, immigrant rights groups in Chicago, Washington, New York and nationwide publicized emergency hotlines, alerted volunteers and hastily arranged gatherings to teach immigrants what to do if an agent knocks on their door — efforts that are ongoing since the president called off the raids Saturday. The arrests were set to begin Sunday.
“We’re ready. We’re going to be vigilant,” said Richard Morales, director of the immigrant rights campaign for Faith in Action, a national faith-based network in more than 20 states. “Whether it happens today or it happens in two weeks, our congregation, our clergy, they’re ready to respond.”
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Matt Velasquez reports Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is named NBA’s MVP:
Six years ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was still an unknown quantity even among the most experienced basketball minds. A gangly, 6-foot-9 teenager born to Nigerian immigrants in Greece, he was relatively new to basketball and it was anyone’s guess what he would become when the Milwaukee Bucks selected him 15th in the 2013 NBA draft.
What he has become, after six years in Milwaukee, is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 season, an accomplishment that became official on Monday night at the NBA Awards in Santa Monica, California, where Antetokounmpo took home the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. In earning the honor, he beat out last year’s MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets as well as Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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