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AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump on Wednesday is scheduled to discuss the new hurricane season with governors whose states are still reeling from deadly and destructive storms last year, including Texas, where parts of Houston were swamped by Hurricane Harvey. Trump will be at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. By Paul J. Weber. UPCOMING: 400 words. Developing from Wednesday afternoon briefing.
WASHINGTON — On college campuses across the U.S., the Chinese government supports more than 100 institutes that teach language and culture. For critics, like Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, it’s a threat to academic freedom and a spy risk. In February, FBI Director Christopher Wray voiced concern that China could be using professors or students to collect intelligence at universities naive about the risks. He told a Senate intelligence committee hearing that the FBI was monitoring Confucius Institutes, although he highlighted no evidence of wrongdoing. Since then, universities have announced the closure of three institutes in Texas and Florida. By Mathew Pennington. SENT: 1,010 words, with photos. Will be updated following hearing Wednesday afternoon.
GALVESTON, Texas — Investigators say a Southeast Texas county appears to be the victim of a $525,000 email scam after government funds meant for a Houston construction company to pay for road repairs were sent to a wrong account. The Galveston County Daily News reports an unknown entity pretending to be the construction firm sent Galveston County officials a request to pay the money to a new account, which was then done. County Treasurer Kevin Walsh says the error wasn’t detected until the company asked why it was taking so long to get paid. UPCOMING: 225 words.
— SEVERE WEATHER-TEXAS — Baseball-size hailstones smashed windshields, skylights and windows as thunderstorms swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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DALLAS — The 1930 Craftsman-style bungalow looks like any other on the block of this Fair Park neighborhood. Its white clapboard is perhaps brighter, more intact, its yard more manicured, but it is no less humble than any other home along Warren Avenue. The Dallas Morning News reports a woman named Juanita Craft lived here from 1950 until her death in August of 1985, when she was 83. During that time, and well before, Craft reshaped Dallas like few others before or since, gathering in this house a flock that became a family that became an army of makers of good trouble. Her name adorns this house — and a rec center, a clinic, a post office. She was the first black woman to vote in Dallas County and organized chapters of the NAACP. By Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 870 words, pursuing photos. Not for online use in the Dallas area.
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