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Posted: Jul 19, 2014 5:31 AM

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 5:31 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) If Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs for president and loses Iowa to some other Republican again, it won't be for a lack of trying. The 64-year-old Perry is on his fourth trip to the state in eight months, meeting Saturday and Sunday with veterans and conservative activists in the northern Iowa communities of Algona and Clear Lake. Although he hasn't said if he'll seek the White House in 2016, Perry has been raising funds for GOP candidates and seeking advice from political insiders since November.

WASHINGTON (AP) The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S. border. The White House says the Central American presidents will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Friday. The U.S. has been urging their governments to take steps to stem the exodus of children.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) North Texas police have filed criminal charges against two owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were found earlier this week. Rachel Hardy-Johnson was arrested yesterday and her husband, Dondre Johnson, is expected to turn himself in. They own Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has said seven of the eight bodies found Tuesday were in advanced stages of decomposition.

HOUSTON (AP) Jurors have convicted a 23-year-old man in the 2012 killings of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The Harris County jury deliberated about two hours yesterday before finding Harlem Lewis III guilty of capital murder. He was on trial in the deaths of Bellaire officer Jimmie Norman and auto body shop owner Terry Taylor.

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