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NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for three University of Texas professors have asked a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit challenging a law allowing concealed handguns on university campuses. Two of the professors were in the New Orleans courtroom Wednesday as attorney Renea Hicks argued that there is a very real fear the free exchange of ideas in the classroom would be endangered if instructors and others worry that some students are armed. Jason LaFond of the Texas Solicitor General’s office said a lower court’s dismissing of the suit should stand. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 360 words, with photo.



IMMIGRATION-WHAT THEY CARRYMATAMOROS, Mexico - Migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border often arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. But the few belongings they bring often include evidence intended to help them seek asylum, including audio recordings, crime-scene photos, police paperwork and even medical examiner records. Immigrant families hope these documents help demonstrate to U.S. authorities the dangers they are trying to escape back home. By Emily Schmall. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, with photos, audio.HOMELAND SECURITY-CENTRAL AMERICAGUATEMALA CITY - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is creating an office within the department to help the governments of Central America and Mexico get information about reunifying families following their separation by the Trump administration. Nielsen met Tuesday in Guatemala with the foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and discussed the separated families and reunification effort. By Colleen Long. SENT: 390 words, with photos.BORDER PROTECTION-de BLASIOWASHINGTON - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation. By Colleen Long. SENT: 420 words, with photos.SUPREME COURT-CONGRESS-THE WOOINGWASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh’s wooing of the Senate is a time-honored tradition, including awkward grip-and-grin photo ops and light conversation that skirts the contentious issues that lie ahead. As GOP Senate leader, McConnell, R-Ky., is the master kingmaker who will champion Kavanaugh’s nomination on the floor. Also meeting with Kavanaugh is Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former military prosecutor who has become golf buddies with Trump, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,

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