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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:46 PM

Updated: Jul 21, 2014 3:46 PM

HUNTINGTON, Texas (AP) Officials say a 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as her foster mother ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby. The Nacogdoches (na-kuh-DOH'-chihs) County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy was scheduled Monday on the infant, whose name wasn't immediately released. Sheriff Greg Sanches says an initial review indicates the baby apparently died of natural causes.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of "lip service" from the federal government. More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents currently work in the region. The deployment of the National Guard is expected to unfold over the next 30 days.

(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com)

TYLER, Texas (AP) Federal prosecutors say in court records that hospitals operated by a Dallas businessman improperly billed Medicare 80 percent of the time and continued the fraudulent billing even after being warned by government auditors. Dr. Tariq Mahmood has pleaded not guilty to billing fraud and aggravated identify theft counts, and his trial is scheduled to begin Monday.

HOUSTON (AP) Houston police say they have arrested a 26-year-man who posed as a veterinarian to charge customers for vaccinations and other treatment for their pets. Wilfredo Gutierrez was arrested last week and charged with unlawful practice of medicine. Authorities say they're concerned that many of the supposedly vaccinated pets are in fact not protected from disease.

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