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Posted: Jul 19, 2013 2:30 AM

Updated: Jul 19, 2013 2:31 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A former Texas Tech student convicted of a double slaying has been executed. Vaughn Ross received lethal injection yesterday evening for the January 2001 shooting deaths of an 18-year-old woman and an associate dean at the university. The 41-year-old Ross was the 10th Texas inmate executed this year.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry has signed sweeping new abortion restrictions that threaten the existence of most clinics in the state. Perry signed legislation yesterday that had sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol. The new law bans abortions after 20 weeks and dictates when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Court documents say as many as 10 men allegedly took turns sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Texas girl in an apartment. Records released yesterday show Austin police have charged two men in the alleged June 29th attacks. The girl purportedly told authorities she was assaulted for hours after running away from an Austin group home.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A demolition company mistakenly demolished a three-bedroom home in North Texas rather than the condemned building next door. David Underwood discovered his Fort Worth home was gone on Saturday. The city hired a demolition company to raze the condemned building. City officials say they're investigating the incident.

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