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Posted: May 24, 2014 5:31 AM

Updated: May 24, 2014 5:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) A former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to performing illegal body cavity searches on two women last July along a Dallas-area highway. Kelly Helleson pleaded guilty to two official oppression counts in state district court. A judge sentenced her to two years of probation and fined her $1,000 for each count.

DALLAS (AP) Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, says he would have moved further than the youth organization last year and admitted openly gay adults. But he won't support any attempts now to change the policy. The former president of Texas A and M took the helm this week of a group that serves about 2.5 million youth nationwide but faces continued fights over its inclusion of openly gay boys, but not adults.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) An internal Border Patrol report illustrates that a dramatic shift in where people are arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has accelerated this year. More arrests are taking in place in South Texas, rather than further west. The report obtained by The Associated Press shows that from October 1st through May 17th, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made over 148,000 arrests, on pace to match 2013's total in less than eight months.

HOUSTON (AP) The Harris County District Attorney's office says a Houston-area man has been charged in the 2012 shooting death of an Iranian student and women's rights activist. Spokesman Jeff McShan says a grand jury in Houston indicted 56-year-old Ali Irsan on Thursday in the January 16th, 2012 slaying of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh (geh-LAH'-reh bag-HUR'-zah-deh).

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