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Posted: Apr 1, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Apr 1, 2014 2:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry says Texas won't comply with parts of a federal law that adds new regulations intended to prevent prison rape. Perry wrote a letter to federal authorities saying Texas cannot afford to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Perry says limiting contact between males and females would hamstring a prison system in which 40 percent of the guards are women.

HOUSTON (AP) Testimony is set to resume in the trial of a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel. Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE'-yoh) is charged with murder in the death of Alf Stefan Andersson. Investigators say Trujillo struck him at least 25 times in the face with her shoe during an argument at his condominium last June.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A judge is expected to decide what evidence to have tested for DNA ahead of the trial of the man charged with killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. Eddie Routh is charged with capital murder for the deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Attorneys for both sides say they've agreed to DNA testing for some pieces of evidence but not others.

DALLAS (AP) A new exhibit in Dallas showcases 150 rare Islamic works of art and scientific objects that explore the use and meaning of light. "Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World" opened over the weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. Nur is the Arabic word for light. The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only venue outside of Europe to host the exhibit.

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