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SAN DIEGO — The legal services group RAICES says it’s going to offer $20 million to post the bonds of all immigrant women separated from their children. The San Antonio,-based group said in a statement Tuesday that it wanted the U.S. government to release from custody every parent detained under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy. At least 2,000 children separated from their parents are being held in government shelters. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 400 words, with photos. Developing.
— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-THE LATEST
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ARMY RESERVE-GUNFIRE REPORTS
SEAGOVILLE, Texas — Authorities have evacuated an Army Reserve base in Texas following a report of gunfire, though no injuries have been reported. Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Raul Reyna says authorities evacuated buildings Tuesday at the base in Seagoville, just southeast of Dallas. Reyna says officers sweeping the buildings found a bullet fragment in one building, though officers haven’t encountered an active shooter. SENT: 100 words, will be updated.
DALLAS — A foundation is suing the Dallas Police Association over its handling of donation funds received following a 2016 shooting ambush that left five officers dead. The federal lawsuit accuses the association of mishandling the funds received after the July 7, 2016 attack, a day that marked the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. By Ryan Taranelli. UPCOMING: 250 words.
SAN LEON, Texas — Crews are putting millions of pounds of Kentucky limestone on the floor of a Texas bay for a 21-acre oyster reef on a private lease. The Galveston County Daily News reports San Leon-based Prestige Oysters held a blessing ceremony Monday for the oyster cultch in Galveston Bay. The mass of stones, broken shells and grit will form the bed off San Leon, 40 miles southeast of Houston. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, with photos. Moving on news & business lines.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s supply of groundwater should be reserved for periods of drought, communities should have sharing agreements in place when supplies are short and alternatives such as desalination should be explored regardless of the cost. The recommendations are part of the state’s draft water plan released late Monday. The public will have 30 days to comment on the lengthy document. By Susan Montoya Brown. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, pursuing photos.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns along the pipeline route, which violates state law. An American Indian activist accused of starting a riot during protests against the pipeline is trying to use the lawsuit in his defense. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
NEW YORK — Fresh off a breakout year in 2017, comedian Hasan Minhaj is ready to turn his wit to diagnosing the larger issues facing America. The correspondent with “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central is kicking off a 15-city North American tour starting in August and this fall will host his own weekly comedy show for Netflix. The new tour is titled “Hasan Minhaj: Before the Storm” and starts Aug. 11 in Los Angeles. He will reach cities like Atlanta, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Boston, Milwaukee, Dallas, Minneapolis and Chicago. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 480 words, with photos.
— CLINTON-BUSH-SCHOLARS — Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on Thursday will join dozens of scholars who’ve been focusing on topics ranging from immigration to veterans issues in an event in Little Rock.
— WWII-SOLDIER-TEXAS — The remains of a World War II soldier from the Texas Panhandle who died during combat in 1944 in Germany have been recovered and buried in his home state. With photos.
— HOUSTON-INVESTMENT FRAUD-DEATH — A Houston businessman indicted last year in a case that federal prosecutors called a $32 million investment scam linked to software development has died.
— TAP WATER-CORPUS CHRISTI — Corpus Christi has released a report showing its clean drinking water nearly a year and a half after a water crisis.
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FALFURRIAS, Texas — A large blue bin filled with jugs of water on the side of a back road here had two messages written on its side. The San Antonio Express-News reports one said “AGUA” in capital letters. The other: “Build the wall.” A persistent stream of undocumented immigrants flows through Brooks County some 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, part of the busiest Border Patrol sector in Texas, provoking both humanitarian outreach and resentment. By Silvia Foster-Frau, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 2,030 words, with photos.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night host the Texas Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CDT.
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