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Border Dispute: Obama Heads to Texas

Welcome to #theBrief, the four stories to know about right now—from the editors of TIME

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, July 9.

President Barack Obama travels to Texas after asking Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration reform, but Governor Rick Perry won’t be there to greet the POTUS on the tarmac.

A new report shows the NSA spied on prominent Muslim-Americans, just as Edward Snowden asks Russia to extend his Asylum.

The Red Cross has begun its first relief airdrops in decades, offering aid in South Sudan as the still-new country marks its third independence day.

And finally, the beautiful game got ugly for Brazil. Watch the faces of pure heartbreak as soccer super-fans come to grips with their team’s historic defeat.

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