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ABILENE, Texas (AP) - Police in Abilene say a former supervisor for state Child Protective Services has been arrested for tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl. Chief Stan Standridge says detectives had "grave concerns" about a lack of cooperation by CPS supervisors as police investigated the death of Tamryn Klapheke.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -The government has the right to demand that gun dealers in Southwestern border states tell authorities if someone buys more than two semi-automatic rifles within five days. That's according to a federal appeals court, which upheld a lower court's decision in favor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Gun shops had made the challenge.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jurors deciding a defamation suit by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle have said they don't think they can reach a unanimous decision. The judge told them to keep trying. Ventura says Kyle defamed him by fabricating a story in his best-selling memoir. Kyle wrote he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few."

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase patrols. They'll look for property owners along the chain of lakes that include Buchanan and Travis who are illegally drawing water for domestic uses such as watering lawns.

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