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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he’s black. Christopher Young was condemned for fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 year ago. Young, 34, has never denied the slaying, which was recorded on a store surveillance camera, but insisted he was drunk and didn’t intend to kill 53-year-old Hasmukh “Hash” Patel after drinking nearly two dozen beers and then doing cocaine that Sunday morning in November 2004. By Michael Graczyk. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 a.m. Execution scheduled for after 6 p.m.
TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BUSH YEARS...WASHINGTON - The paper chase is on. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush’s library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is extensive as Kavanaugh spent five years in the Bush White House and 12 years as a federal judge. Kavanaugh supporters say they’d be shocked if anybody found anything that would taint a man they say has unquestioned integrity. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 970 words, photos. Moved on national general and political news services.CHARTER SCHOOLS-BILLIONAIRE DONORSSEATTLE - Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private foundation not only helped create the Washington State Charter Schools Association, but has at times contributed what amounts to an entire year’s worth of revenues for the 5-year-old charter advocacy group. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1200 words, photos. Moved on general, financial, political and technology news services.IMMIGRATION:IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIESSAN DIEGO - A federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting thousands of children back in their parents’ arms. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Liberties