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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 2:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An outside judge is weighing whether a colleague presiding over Texas' long-running school finance trial should be removed because of perceived bias. District Judge John Dietz has overseen the case for 18-plus months. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office wants him to recuse himself because of emails he exchanged with attorneys for school districts suing the state.

DALLAS (AP) More than 200 U.S. mayors are gathering in Dallas for a four-day conference. The mayors from cities large and small will discuss the economic health of the nation's cities, transportation, education, housing, assistance to returning veterans and the minimum wage. The mayors will also vote on policy resolutions and send to Washington in hopes of shaping federal legislation.

HOUSTON (AP) Artwork and furniture from the grand English country house Houghton Hall are going on a U.S. tour. "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House" opens Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It will be on view through September 21st before traveling to San Francisco and Nashville.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Texas today to promote her new memoir about her four years as President Barack Obama's secretary of state. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will be in Austin to discuss her book "Hard Choices." The book sold more than 100,000 copies during its first week.

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