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

December 27, 2018

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.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AP EXCLUSIVE: IMMIGRATION-TEEN DETENTION CAMP

The Trump administration says it will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019. The announcement was made Wednesday about the Tornillo facility, which opened in June in an isolated corner of the Texas desert for up to 360 children. By Garance Burke and Anita Snow. SENT: 500 words.

Also:

IMMIGRATION-GLANCE _ The deaths of two migrant children in U.S. custody this month are bringing increased attention to how the nation is grappling with a surge of families and children traveling alone across the southern border, especially from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. SENT: 550 words.

CHILD DEAD-BORDER

HOUSTON _ The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as part of a surge of families trying to enter the country. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,025 words, photo, video.

With: CHILD DEAD-BORDER-THE LATEST, BORDR WALL-PHOTO GALLERY

IN BRIEF:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTHERN PLAINS _ Officials say an American Eagle flight from Mexico was diverted because of heavy storms in Texas and that some passengers requested medical attention after turbulence aboard the flight.

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