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HUNTSVILLE, Texas _ A 61-year-old Texas man on death row was set to be executed Wednesday for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago during a robbery. Robert Jennings would be the first inmate put to death this year both in the U.S. and in Texas, which is the nation’s busiest capital punishment state. By Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk. SENT: 630 words, with photo. Will be updated. Execution scheduled for after 6 p.m. CST.
BERLIN _ An impressionist painting from an American museum on loan in Germany has become the focus of attention because of allegations it may have been looted by the Nazis from a Jewish art collector. The Barberini Museum in Potsdam, near Berlin, said Wednesday the heirs of the Jewish collector are claiming ownership of Henri-Edmond Cross’ “Regatta in Venice” from 1903/04, which is on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
DALLAS _ AT&T Inc. has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.86 billion. The Dallas-based company said Wednesday it had net income of 66 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 86 cents per share. SENT: 150 words, with photo. Could develop.
_ LAVENDER DOE IDENTIFIED _ Authorities say the burned body of a woman found in East Texas more than 12 years ago has been identified after being dubbed Lavender Doe.
_ ODD--SLIPPERY VANDALISM ATTACK _ A New Mexico high school was forced to delay classes after authorities say vandals poured vegetable oil throughout the hallways.
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas _ With a sewing machine, some fabric and cotton stuffing, a Brownsville mother-daughter duo has set out to be part of the humanitarian response for migrants on the border. The Brownsville Herald reports Melba Salazar-Lucio, 61, a Texas Southmost College English professor, and her mother Maria Elena Salazar have made and donated around 2,000 pillows to groups that aid asylum-seekers. The pillows are given to immigrants dropped off at the Brownsville bus station, living on international bridges or staying at the McAllen respite center. By Nadia Tamez-Robledo, The Brownsville Herald. SENT: 480 words, pursuing photos.
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