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Posted: Feb 4, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Feb 4, 2014 2:32 AM

DALLAS (AP) Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is laying out his border security agenda if elected governor in November. Abbott was expected Tuesday to roll out his plan at a Dallas nonprofit that helps women exploited by sex traffickers. His agenda is also expected to include broader proposals on immigration and criminal justice in Texas. Abbott has no real challenger for the GOP nomination. The primary is March 4.

ST. LOUIS (AP) A new report released Tuesday shows that a nationwide push by prosecutors to re-examine possible wrongful convictions contributed to a record number of exonerations in 2013. The National Registry of Exonerations says that 87 people falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated last year. Texas topped the state-by-state breakdown with 13 exonerations in 2013, followed by Illinois, New York, Washington and California.

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) The identity information of 14,000 past and present Midland Independent School District students has been compromised by a computer theft. Midland school Superintendent Ryder Warren says a laptop computer and external hard drive containing the information was stolen from the back of a district administrator's car on Jan. 23. He says the information includes birthdates and Social Security numbers of all current students from seventh grade through high school seniors, along with graduates dating to the class of 2008.

HOUSTON (AP) Rice University is marking Black History Month by displaying a Rubik's Cube mosaic of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The 3.75-by-5.5-foot mosaic comprises 600 cube puzzles borrowed from the makers of the Rubik's Cube. It's on display in Rice Public Art's pop-up gallery in the first-floor lobby of the BioScience Research Collaborative. February is Black History Month..

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