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Top Stories: Garage Collapses In Irving; Migrant Children Wait For Reunions With Families

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immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, a former Job Corps site in Homestead, Fla.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A second section of an Irving parking garage collapsed Tuesday afternoon, just hours after a first collapse. There were no reports of injuries from either incident.

A large square section of the top deck of the two-story garage fell to the ground below late Tuesday morning. The Irving Fire Department said 21 vehicles were initially damaged. The second collapse involved a smaller section and fewer cars.

Authorities have not reported a cause of either collapse.

Other stories this evening:

  • The court-ordered deadline for undocumented immigrant children to be reunited with their families passed last week. But several hundred of those children remain in federal custody. Martin Smith, a producer for the documentary series, "Frontline," has been investigating this story. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about the situation on the border.

  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project examines life on the financial edge. Today: a look at retirement savings. How we're not saving as much as we used to, why that might be, and how we could fix it. Martin Neil Baily is an economist with the Brookings Institution and author of the report called "The Retirement Revolution: Regulatory Reform to Enable Behavioral Change." He talked with Courtney Collins about what savings look like today for Americans.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.