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DALLAS (AP) - Federal officials are meeting with residents and local officials in West Tuesday evening. They're discussing their findings on the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and leveled parts of the town a year ago. The Chemical Safety Board's report says several levels of federal, state and local government missed opportunities to prevent the tragedy.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry says he wants to debate his counterpart in New York over economic policy. Perry challenged Andrew Cuomo as he began another trip to New York hoping to coax employers in that state to move to Texas where Perry says things are more business-friendly.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The sister of a Pennsylvania man killed 33 years ago says she never gave up hope that a suspect would be caught. Federal marshals have arrested a 78-year-old East Texas church deacon for the 1981 killing of Thomas Waller. They found Joseph Miller living under an alias in Mineola.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging people to beat the summer rush at driver's license offices by renewing online. To be eligible, DPS says the card holder must be a U.S. citizen and the expiration date on the card must be within one year.


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