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Posted: Feb 4, 2013 4:25 AM

Updated: Feb 4, 2013 4:25 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Closing arguments -- and a ruling -- are expected today after months of testimony in Texas' sweeping school finance trial. The trial began in October and involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of public school districts statewide.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old former Navy SEAL was doing exactly what he loved when he was shot to death this weekend with a friend at a Stephenville gun range. Chris Kyle was an expert sniper who was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty. A 25-year-old former Marine from Lancaster is facing murder charges.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) University of Texas regents held a private phone meeting yesterday to discuss recently disclosed cases involving coaches who'd had inappropriate relationships with students. Women's track coach Bev Kearney resigned last month after she being investigated for a 2002 relationship with an athlete in her program. And football offensive coordinator Major Applewhite acknowledged Friday he was disciplined by the school in 2009 for his conduct with a student during a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Westbound Interstate 10 near the Texas line was closed for eight hours yesterday. Louisiana officials shut down the road so a pair of huge cranes could move an overturned tractor-trailer and the 115,000-pound heat exchanger it carried.

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