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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images | Stewart F. House/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with President Obama Wednesday when the president visits Dallas, a spokesman for the governor tells ABC News.

“Governor Perry is pleased that President Obama has accepted his invitation to discuss the humanitarian and national security crises along our southern border, and he looks forward to meeting with the president tomorrow,” Perry spokesman Felix Browne said in a statement.

The president had been facing some criticism for opting not to visit the Mexican border during his trip to Texas.

In a letter sent to Perry’s office by White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on Monday, President Obama offered to meet with the Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate to discuss the influx of undocumented children crossing the border into the U.S.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has decided to withdraw from the USA Basketball player pool for the World Cup in Spain this summer.

Westbrook had previously indicated he would play for Team USA, who took home the gold in the 2012 Olympics and gold at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

While the team could benefit from Westbrook’s presence, he’s battled injuries this past season. He was limited to just 46 games during the 2013-2014 after having two arthroscopic procedures on his surgically repaired right knee.

A commitment to Team USA includes a July training camp, an exhibition schedule in August and then the tournament in September.

Westbrook’s health isn’t an issue, but he’s being cautious as he wants to be fully healthy heading into next season.

One of the more exciting players in the NBA, Westbrook averaged 21.8 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game last season.

Even though the United States would welcome Westbrook with open arms, they’re still loaded with talent. Replacing Westbrook could be Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Damian Lillard.

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the Philadelphia Phillies fading fast in the standings, they could use all the help they can get. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that they expect starting pitcher Cliff Lee back after the All-Star break.

Lee is recovering from a strained left elbow, and is eying a return to the rotation July 19. He hasn’t started for the Phillies since May 18.

The 35-year-old Lee made his first rehab start on Sunday, but he was limited to just 24 pitches for Class-A Clearwater due to poor weather.

Still, Lee remains one of the most consistent pitchers in Major League Baseball.

With the Phillies staring at another losing season, Lee is one of their biggest trade chips. The sooner he can prove he’s healthy, the better chance the team can get a good return for him.

Lee is signed through 2015 and has a minimum of $50 million left on his contract over the next season and a half. That figure could grow to $62.5 million if he vests his option for 2016.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Crumbs is turning off its ovens and closing up shop.

The cupcake company announced Tuesday that its 65 locations were shutting down. Most of its stores are in the Northeast and Washington, D.C.

In the past few years, Crumbs has suffered a big decline in sales.

The bakery will now file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. Employees were told about the news on Monday.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has decided to withdraw from the USA Basketball player pool for the World Cup in Spain this summer.

Westbrook had previously indicated he would play for Team USA, who took home the gold in the 2012 Olympics and gold at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

While the team could benefit from Westbrook’s presence, he’s battled injuries this past season. He was limited to just 46 games during the 2013-2014 after having two arthroscopic procedures on his surgically repaired right knee.

A commitment to Team USA includes a July training camp, an exhibition schedule in August and then the tournament in September.

Westbrook’s health isn’t an issue, but he’s being cautious as he wants to be fully healthy heading into next season.

One of the more exciting players in the NBA, Westbrook averaged 21.8 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game last season.

Even though the United States would welcome Westbrook with open arms, they’re still loaded with talent. Replacing Westbrook could be Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Damian Lillard.

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NYPD(NEW YORK) — The woman who pushed her baby onto a New York City subway platform before hopping back on the train is in police custody, but they have not yet charged her with a crime.

Police arrested the woman, 20, early Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after releasing a photo of the infant who was dumped at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station on Monday. She was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. not far from where she is accused of leaving the infant.

“I’m just glad they found the mom and the baby’s fine,” said Catherine Boursier, the woman who found the stranded child on the subway platform, shown sucking on a bottle in the police photo, alone in a red-and-white polka-dot stroller.

Boursier stayed with the child until police arrived around noon.

The suspect was riding a northbound No. 1 train when she pushed the baby off the train and onto the platform before jumping back on the train and leaving the infant alone, police said.

The 10-month-old baby was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for a check-up and is in stable condition. The baby is now in custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Her mother has not been charged yet but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police also released a video showing the woman, whose name has not been released, wearing sunglasses and a white tank top while pushing the infant through the emergency exit to enter the subway station. She later leaves the way without the baby.

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the Philadelphia Phillies fading fast in the standings, they could use all the help they can get. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that they expect starting pitcher Cliff Lee back after the All-Star break.

Lee is recovering from a strained left elbow, and is eying a return to the rotation July 19. He hasn’t started for the Phillies since May 18.

The 35-year-old Lee made his first rehab start on Sunday, but he was limited to just 24 pitches for Class-A Clearwater due to poor weather.

Still, Lee remains one of the most consistent pitchers in Major League Baseball.

With the Phillies staring at another losing season, Lee is one of their biggest trade chips. The sooner he can prove he’s healthy, the better chance the team can get a good return for him.

Lee is signed through 2015 and has a minimum of $50 million left on his contract over the next season and a half. That figure could grow to $62.5 million if he vests his option for 2016.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Crumbs is turning off its ovens and closing up shop.

The cupcake company announced Tuesday that its 65 locations were shutting down. Most of its stores are in the Northeast and Washington, D.C.

In the past few years, Crumbs has suffered a big decline in sales.

The bakery will now file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. Employees were told about the news on Monday.

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NYPD(NEW YORK) — The woman who pushed her baby onto a New York City subway platform before hopping back on the train is in police custody, but they have not yet charged her with a crime.

Police arrested the woman, 20, early Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after releasing a photo of the infant who was dumped at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station on Monday. She was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. not far from where she is accused of leaving the infant.

“I’m just glad they found the mom and the baby’s fine,” said Catherine Boursier, the woman who found the stranded child on the subway platform, shown sucking on a bottle in the police photo, alone in a red-and-white polka-dot stroller.

Boursier stayed with the child until police arrived around noon.

The suspect was riding a northbound No. 1 train when she pushed the baby off the train and onto the platform before jumping back on the train and leaving the infant alone, police said.

The 10-month-old baby was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for a check-up and is in stable condition. The baby is now in custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Her mother has not been charged yet but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police also released a video showing the woman, whose name has not been released, wearing sunglasses and a white tank top while pushing the infant through the emergency exit to enter the subway station. She later leaves the way without the baby.

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., find themselves on opposite sides of the aisle in most legislative fights, but the two senators are putting aside party differences to tackle the criminal justice system in the U.S.

Booker and Paul unveiled new legislation Tuesday called the REDEEM ACT, short for the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act, to address criminal justice reform.

“The biggest impediment to civil rights and employment in our country is a criminal record. Our current system is broken and has trapped tens of thousands of young men and women in a cycle of poverty and incarceration. Many of these young people could escape this trap if criminal justice were reformed, if records were expunged after time served, and if non-violent crimes did not become a permanent blot preventing employment,” Paul said Tuesday.

“I will work with anyone, from any party, to make a difference for the people of New Jersey and this bipartisan legislation does just that,” Booker said. “The REDEEM Act will ensure that our tax dollars are being used in smarter, more productive ways. It will also establish much-needed sensible reforms that keep kids out of the adult correctional system, protect their privacy so a youthful mistake can remain a youthful mistake, and help make it less likely that low-level adult offenders re-offend.”

The REDEEM Act will offer ways for adults to seal their non-violent criminal records; encourage states to increase the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old; permits the sealing and expungement of juvenile records for kids who commit non-violent crimes; restricts the use of solitary confinement for juveniles; and lifts the ban on SNAP and TANF benefits for low-level drug offenders.

The senators’ offices noted that while the U.S. makes up 5 percent of the world’s population, it houses 25 percent of the world’s prison population.

The two senators have shared mutual interests in the past. When Booker, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, was elected to the Senate last year, he specifically said he was interested in working with Paul to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

In recent months, Paul has joined Democrats on other initiatives, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault cases, and he has visited urban areas, such as Detroit, in an attempt to broaden the Republican Party’s outreach ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.

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