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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities have released the second roommate of Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt. Austin police took in for questioning two people who shared a home with Conditt in the suburb of Pflugerville, just north of Texas' capital. One was released hours later. Police said Thursday that the second roommate had also been released. Neither roommate's name was released because police said they were never arrested.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The three-week hunt for the Austin bomber sent police down a lot of dead ends. Investigators did not initially realize they were dealing with a serial attacker. They assumed the first death, on March 2, was an isolated case. And even after three bombs had exploded in the Texas capital, authorities still doubted they were the work of one assailant targeting strangers. A congressman says the investigation was the nation's largest bombing manhunt since the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks.

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities are confident that the 23-year-old unemployed college dropout who blew himself up as police closed in was behind this month's Austin bombings, but they still don't know why he did it. Police say Mark Anthony Conditt left behind a 25-minute cellphone video that details the differences in the bombs he built, but they're still trying to determine why he planted them and whether he picked his targets at random. The bombs killed two people and injured four others.

WACO, Texas (AP) - A state appeals court has struck down a gag order issued in a case arising from the deadly 2015 shootout between two motorcycle clubs outside a Waco restaurant. In a six-page opinion issued Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 10th Texas Court of Appeals in Waco ruled that the McLennan County District Attorney's Office had failed to make a case for the order. The order was made in the case of Matthew Clendennen, one of 154 motorcyclists indicted after the shootout left nine dead.

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