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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.

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Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday that a bill she filed that would change state securities law "has literally nothing to do" with her husband facing criminal charges of defrauding investors, even as experts said the proposal appears to strike near the heart of his indictment.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they've gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body and spirit intact.

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $306.7 million.

DALLAS (AP) — EnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $61.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police will no longer use no-knock warrants following a drug raid on a home that turned into a deadly shootout in which two suspects were killed and five undercover officers were injured, the city's police chief said.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Superior Energy Services Inc. (SPN) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $750.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $824 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $123 million.

HOUSTON (AP) — Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Apergy Corp. (APY) on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $22.6 million.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina.

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Dennis Jones had a season-high 23 points, tying his career high, as Prairie View narrowly beat Grambling State 92-87 on Monday night. Gary Blackston added 22 points for the Panthers.

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Dennis Jones had a season-high 23 points, tying his career high, as Prairie View narrowly beat Grambling State 92-87 on Monday night. Gary Blackston added 22 points for the Panthers.