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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is threatening to use his veto for a Republican-drafted bill that the White House says would undercut due process protections for young migrants entering the U.S. illegally. It would provide $615 million to address the surge at the border. The amount is a fraction of the $3.7 billion sought by Obama.

HOUSTON (AP) - Prison terms of at least nine years have been handed down to three men for their roles in a human-smuggling ring that help 115 people captive in a small Houston home. Federal prosecutors announced the three were sentenced today in federal court in Houston after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy and firearms charges.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio-based oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. is reporting a rise in earnings. The company's second quarter earnings rose 26 percent, from $588 million, or $1.10 per share, from $466 million, or 85 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

HOUSTON (AP) - The future of the Houston Astrodome remains uncertain after the state's historical commission postponed a vote on whether to designate it as a "state antiquities landmark." The commission postponed the vote Wednesday during its meeting in the West Texas city of Alpine. The designation would mean any proposals to alter or demolish the Astrodome would need commission approval.

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