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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas says today that doctors in Davis' hometown of Fort Worth removed bone spurs and degenerative discs that were creating compression on the nerves in her neck.

DALLAS (AP) - Conjoined twins separated last summer have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. The 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen were released this morning from Medical City Children's Hospital. They will now go to a local inpatient rehabilitation center. Owen and Emmett Ezell were separated at the hospital last August.

HOUSTON (AP) - Five men from Mexico have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and firearms charges stemming from a human smuggling operation that held 115 people captive in a small Houston house. Officials say the captives were held against their will until a ransom was paid to allow their illegal entry into the United States. The five were arrested when the so-called 'stash house' was discovered on March 19th.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat. Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told the Associated Press today that Cruz is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

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