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Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:31 AM

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 2:31 AM

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas. A Border Patrol statement yesterday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the Kingsville station said she was raped on January 6th by three men at a stash house near Hidalgo. She was taken to a Kingsville hospital for evaluation.

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Two men from Mexico have been arrested and about $211,000 seized after some ATMs in South Texas were drained of cash. McAllen police have linked last weekend's thefts to nearly 1,000 fake credit cards.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas had decided a newsstand was just too environmentally risky for its journalism school building. Now, UT has reconsidered its stand. The newsstand opened up at the main entrance to the Belo Center for New Media, where the UT journalism school is based. College of Communication Dean Roderick Hart tells The Daily Texan campus newspaper that the school will provide about 10 copies of city newspapers free to students daily.

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) The International Cycling Union in Switzerland says Lance Armstrong's confession of doping is "an important step" toward repairing the damage he did to the sport. UCI President Pat McQuaid says Armstrong confronting his past, in an interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, moves cycling "forward on the long road" to restoring confidence in the sport.

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