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Posted: Oct 2, 2012 6:06 AM

Updated: Oct 2, 2012 6:06 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Democrat Paul Sadler is looking to tonight's debate against Republican Ted Cruz as a change to revive his Senate hopes. Sadler says the debate will let him expose Cruz's "extreme" views. Sadler also says moderates may be scared off by Cruz's calls to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.

STEELE, N.D. (AP) A Texas man accused of burning down a hotel in North Dakota now faces 19 felony charges. Fifty-year-old Allen Thomas already was charged with arson in the August 12th fire at the Lone Steer Motel in Steele, N.D. The Houston man now faces 18 counts of endangering by fire or explosion.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A U.S. citizen has been charged in Mississippi with transporting two illegal Chinese immigrants to came to the country through Mexico. A criminal complaint says the immigrants traveled through Mexico and crossed the border near Laredo, Texas. Court records say Ming Che Chen was waking them to New York when a deputy stopped him last week in Mississippi.

HOUSTON (AP) More items belonging to convicted billionaire R. Allen Stanford are going up for auction this weekend. The Houston Chronicle reports Seth Worstell Auction Company will conduct the event Saturday morning in northeastern Houston. Proceeds from the auction will go toward those Stanford is convicted of defrauding.

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