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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 4:03 AM

Updated: Jun 27, 2014 4:03 AM

DALLAS (AP) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will address the Texas Democratic Party convention today. The party hopes to prove its slate can be enough to end the party's 20-year losing streak in statewide elections. Neither Davis nor lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte are favored in November.

WASHINGTON (AP) Military officials say a marine from Texas has been killed in Afghanistan. Sergeant Thomas Spitzer died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) The first lady of Honduras will tour South Texas immigration shelters to learn the plight of thousands of Hondurans who entered the United States illegally. The Border Patrol has been overwhelmed in the region by the number of immigrants entering the country illegally. About three-quarters of them are from Central America.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The private art collection of two Fort Worth philanthropists is scheduled for an exhibition next spring at the Kimbell Art Museum. "Masterpieces From the Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry Bass" will be displayed from March 1st through May 25th at the Fort Worth museum. The Basses collected numerous important works from 19th century impressionists to artists of the mid-20th century.

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