summarize the five most recent stories from the New York Times

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Here are summaries of the five most recent stories from The New York Times:
  1. Biden administration extends legal protections to 500,000 undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for over a decade, one of the most substantial actions to support immigrants in recent years.
  2. Tropical Storm Alberto brings heavy rain and coastal flooding to parts of eastern Mexico and southern Texas, resulting in at least three reported fatalities.
  3. Russian President Putin pledges unspecified technological assistance to North Korea, potentially aiding its nuclear weapons program, and signs a defense pact with North Korea that raises concerns in South Korea and Japan.
  4. Marlene Engelhorn, a descendant of the founder of one of the world's largest chemical companies, decides to distribute most of her $4 billion inheritance to charities.
  5. Intense heat grips Saudi Arabia, resulting in dozens of reported deaths during the Hajj pilgrimage.
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