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BOSTON (AP) - Texas Senator Ted Cruz has joined Republicans injecting immigration into New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest. The conservative firebrand is out with a fundraising message Friday attacking New Hampshire's Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen for supporting President Barack Obama's quote, "amnesty" immigration policies. Cruz helped block a Republican border-security bill in the U.S. House on Thursday.

STAFFORD, Texas (AP) - One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large in the slaying of a Houston-area man during a robbery at a private poker game. Eric Norris was being held today on a murder charge, with bond set at $500,000. Fort Bend County jail records do not list an attorney for the 25-year-old Norris, who was arrested Thursday.

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas teenage has died after he and another man were playing with a gun and the weapon discharged. Bryan police say 18-year-old Tyrell Wilson of Bryan was pronounced dead today at a hospital. Details on Wilson's fatal injuries and the name of the other man weren't immediately released this afternoon.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Insurance says home insurance in the Coastal Bend would be about 70 percent cheaper without private wind coverage. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Thursday that a department spokesman says residents with a $2,000 home insurance policy could pay $600 if windstorm coverage was excluded from their premium.

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