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DALLAS — A jury has completed its first day of deliberations in the trial of a white former Texas police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager leaving a house party last year. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated.





A law firm representing the family of a toddler reported to have died after being released from an immigration detention facility has issued new information about what it called a "needless and devastating loss." Washington-based Arnold & Porter's statement identifies the child by her first name, Mariee. A Vice News story also said Mariee was 18 months old when she arrived with her mother at the detention center in Dilley, Texas, in March. SENT: 600 words.



A U.S. judge in Seattle has blocked the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an agreement that the government had reached with Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, saying guidelines on how to print undetectable plastic guns could be acquired by felons or terrorists. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 670 words, photos. Moved on general, financial, political, small business and technology news services.


— TEXAS GOVERNOR'S RACE-DEBATE — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez appear closer to having at least one debate before the November election. SENT: 130 words.

— UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM-CHANCELLOR — The University of Texas System formally appointed James B. Milliken as chancellor of its 14 academic and health campuses and institutions. SENT: 100 words.


— AMERICAN-STATESMAN EXECUTIVES — Austin American-Statesman Publisher Susie Biehle and Editor Debbie Hiott have announced that they are accepting buyout offers from owner GateHouse Media and will be leaving the paper. SENT: 130 words.

— DRUG THEFT-GUARDSMAN ARRESTED — A Texas National Guard soldier part of the state's border protection buildup has been accused of stealing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection methamphetamine that federal agents had seized. SENT: 120 words.

— CAGED WOMAN — An East Texas man and woman have been arrested after a 70-year-old woman said they kept her in a dog kennel, beat and kicked her, withheld food and water, and forced her to walk on broken glass. SENT: 150 words.

— TEXAS-FIRE RESCUE-VIDEO — Dramatic video from a police officer's body camera captures the rescue of a North Texas family from their burning home. SENT: 130 words, video.

— VOYEURISM CHARGE — Authorities say a West Texas man wearing a wig, makeup, and women's clothing tried to take a picture of a woman from under the stall divider of a South Carolina convenience store bathroom. SENT: 130 words, photos.


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