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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas A&M University has announced a series of reforms in the wake of criticism the school received for its handling of sex assault allegations by students. The measures unveiled Monday include banning faculty from having consensual relationships with undergraduate students and more clearly defining the punishment for sexual misconduct. SENT: 400 words.



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sharply accused congressional Democrats of allowing open borders and crime to fester, using a White House event on Monday to stoke a fall campaign fight over immigration and the U.S. southern border. The president honored employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, bringing agents to the podium to note their achievements in addressing unlawful border crossings and stemming the flow of illicit drugs. He also congratulated the work of border agent Adrian Anzaldua on a smuggling bust in Laredo, Texas, inviting him to make some impromptu remarks. Trump said, "You're not nervous — speaks perfect English." By Ken Thomas. SENT: 680 words, photos, video. Moved on national political news services.


— MATERNAL MORTALITY-TEXAS — Researchers say drug overdoses were the leading cause of maternal deaths in Texas between 2012 and 2015, with opioids to blame for the majority of those. SENT: 130 words.


— DEADLY WRECK-AFFLUENZA — A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck. SENT: 130 words, photos.

— ROBBERY ATTEMPT-PURSE SNATCHING — Two men have been arrested after a woman was attacked after withdrawing $75,000 from a Houston-area bank. SENT: 130 words, video.

— MAROON PEAK FALL — A 56-year-old Texas man has been rescued from Colorado's Maroon Peak after he who fell 100 feet into a gully. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Keith Brewer, of Austin. SENT: 120 words.


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