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Politics

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children...

Crime

Prosecutors: Kelley paid lawyers with stolen funds

State Auditor Troy Kelley paid his lawyer nearly $1 million with stolen money, federal prosecutors allege. They say he paid another $450,000 in stolen money to the IRS.