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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Jan 26, 2014 2:31 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Saturday passed without an announcement about how a Fort Worth hospital will respond to a judge's order to take a pregnant brain-dead woman off life support. A judge gave John Peter Smith Hospital until Monday at 5 p.m. to comply with his ruling to remove Marlise Munoz from life support, which her husband says she would have wanted. But the hospital has said it has a legal duty to protect the fetus and is considering an appeal.

IRVING, Texas (AP) Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers' payment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards used at the home decor and crafts retailer.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on Saturday criticized Democratic challenger Wendy Davis' 2013 filibuster to delay new abortion restrictions in Texas and touted his record of defending state abortion laws over the last decade. Abbott spoke to about 2,000 anti-abortion demonstrators at the state Capitol for the Texas Rally for Life. A Davis spokeswoman defended the filibuster as a stand for women's rights.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement. Supporters say fewer curriculum mandates give students more time to focus on vocational training. But critics say the state is watering down its academic standards.

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