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Posted: May 29, 2014 4:23 PM

Updated: May 29, 2014 4:23 PM

DALLAS (AP) The Texas attorney general says the state doesn't have to disclose where it gets its execution drugs. The opinion released today marks a reversal from Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor. The department contends that information about the drug supplier must remain confidential to protect the company from threats of violence.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The attorney for a man convicted of breaking into the home of Democrat Wendy Davis believes her client would have received a lighter prison sentence if the victim hadn't been a public official. Mamie Johnson says today she's a Democrat who likes the Texas gubernatorial hopeful. But she said Donnell Dickerson, who a jury sentenced to eight years in prison, "ended up with an extra year or two" because of whose house he entered in April 2013.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Police say a Las Vegas man accused of painting drug cartel-style threats on two El Paso billboards told investigators that he wanted to show how people die because of the drug trade. Police arrested Ryan Jean on May 25th at the El Paso International Airport.

DALLAS (AP) The second of two people convicted of defrauding Dallas-area investors in a gold investment scheme has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Forty-nine-year-old Annetta Lou Smith was sentenced today in federal court.

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