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CLINT, Texas (AP) - Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied children. The proposed Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge southeast of El Paso would be far larger than other shelters.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A man in South Texas has died after the boat he was on sank in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard spokesman says a distress call was sent yesterday from a 24-foot boat. A rescue helicopter arrived shortly after the boat sank and found two people clinging to a platform and a man floating unresponsive.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children. A man, a woman and two children were in a Dodge Neon yesterday morning when they collided with a Chevrolet truck. The truck was driven by an unaccompanied man. The two men in the accident refused treatment at the scene.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was defamed by Texas author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations. Jurors have had the case since last Tuesday. Ventura says Kyle defamed him by fabricating a story in his best-selling memoir. Kyle died in Texas last year.

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