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BC-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX

January 21, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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AROUND THE STATE & NATION:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AVIATION

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. By David Koenig. SENT: 550 words, photos. Moving on national lines news and business lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ MLK PARADES-HOUSTON _ Thousands of people lined the streets in Houston as two competing parades were held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

_ DAY CARE-HAIR PULLED _ The owners of a Texas day care say staff members have been fired after a video circulated on social media showing a person pulling a child’s hair at the facility.

_ WOMAN RESCUED-RIVER _ Authorities say a woman was stranded for two days after her 79-year-old husband was fatally swept away in a river after their amphibious all-terrain vehicle became stuck in the water.

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