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CANTON, Texas (AP) - Severe storms that moved across Arkansas are blamed for at least one death and flooding that's closed roads in many areas. Police say a 65-year-old woman was killed when a tree was blown into her home Saturday night. The storms were among several in the South. In Texas, at least four people were killed in a series of tornadoes that left a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas has led the way on many of the United States' top conservative issues, from guns and small government to imposing harsh limits on abortion and strict voter ID rules. But offering taxpayer funding to private schools is one issue Texas is actively opposing, even as much of the rest of conservative America embraces it. The Texas House has defeated voucher plans in the last three sessions and helped derail more than 50 since the 1990s.

HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system that's unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because they're unable to pay for their release. The ruling Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal was part of a lawsuit from a single mother who was held for two days on a charge of driving without a license because she couldn't afford the $2,500 bail.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Thousands of people have assembled in Texas on President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office to demand federal action on climate change. The Texas Department of Public Safety told the Austin American-Statesman that about 3,500 people participated in a rally Saturday in Austin. Hundreds more gathered in Houston where Mayor Sylvester Turner told participants that climate change is "very much real."

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