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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents detailing widespread allegations of misconduct by U.S. border authorities toward children. It includes claims of one child being kicked in the ribs, denying medical attention to a pregnant teen who complained of pain and threatening others with sexual abuse. Its report is in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and a subsequent lawsuit. Customs and Border Protection said the misconduct claims are "unfounded and baseless."

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Houston Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The patches which will read, "Santa Fe HS," and are one of several things the team plans to do as a tribute to those affected Friday's shooting that left 10 dead at the school about 30 miles from downtown Houston.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - National weather and wildfire experts say the American Southwest is one of the regions hardest hit by drought as many areas have received just a fraction of their normal precipitation while temperatures have climbed. Climatologist Brian Fuchs with National Drought Mitigation Center painted a grim picture Wednesday as he used numerous maps to depict the dryness that has consumed the Four Corners region _ where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night. Laura Moser's defeat was a relief to Democratic Party leaders who saw her as an unelectable drag on their chances of winning back control of Congress next year. Democratic voters also made former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history

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