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HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston searched Thursday for a shooter who killed three people, including a young girl, and wounded another child who was able to call her grandmother to summon help, authorities said.

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A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit after killing his pregnant wife, 5-year-old daughter and father-in-law more than a decade ago in what prosecutors called a brutal and senseless attack.

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Texas plans to execute John Hummel Wednesday evening for the 2009 murders of his family members, but a civil liberties group is asking to delay the execution to ensure the Texas prison system does not repeat its controversial failure last month which kept the media out of the death chamber.

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As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall. 

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