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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

November 20, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

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HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed with legal groups that sued, arguing that U.S. immigration law clearly allows someone to seek asylum even if they enter the country between official ports of entry. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 520 words, with photo.




TIJUANA, Mexico — Many Central American migrants camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan said Monday that a protest over the weekend by residents demanding they leave frightened them and left them even more anxious while they try to get into the U.S. The angry protests have been fed by concerns raised by President Donald Trump’s month-long warnings that criminals and gang members are in the group and even terrorists, though there is no evidence of that. Nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days. By Julie Watson and Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,160 words, with photos.


BALTIMORE — The challenges facing Baltimore’s next police leader couldn’t be more daunting. A Texas police chief named as Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick to lead the force is expected to reduce the highest homicide rate of any large U.S. city, rebuild a measure of trust between law enforcers and deeply skeptical residents, and win the confidence of a demoralized and often dysfunctional department. All this while being a major player in making sure sweeping reforms encompassing some of the most fundamental aspects of police work finally take root. By David McFadden. UPCOMING: 650 words.





PLANO, Texas — One by one, the SWAT officers climbed out of the helicopter and slid down a rope to the roof of the one-story building at Toyota’s headquarters. The Dallas Morning News reports within a minute, all eight were on the roof, weapons drawn and ready for a possible threat. Then it was time to reload and repeat. A fast-rope exercise that took months of planning went off without a hitch Monday at three locations in Plano. As the suburban city of 285,000 continues to add high-rise buildings, first responders have to adapt and train using new scenarios. By Valerie Wigglesworth, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 310 words, with photo.


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