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HOUSTON (AP) - A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo. The U.S. Coast Guard says the United Kalavryta moved from the area near Galveston where it's been for about a month. A maritime tracking system stopped receiving a signal from the ship on Monday. It's unclear if the oil was sold and where the ship went.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. State District Judge John Dietz's staff says an order of more than 400 pages should be filed in the case today. Dietz ruled verbally last year that how Texas pays for public education is unconstitutional.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police have asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel says foul play was not suspected in the person's death. He says he just wants to know how the skull came to be in an unspecified container left at the store.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Houston couple has donated a private Latin American art collection valued at nearly $10 million to the University of Texas. Charles and Judy Tate gifted 120 modern and contemporary pieces to the university's Blanton Museum of Art. The UT alumni also gave more than $1 million to an endowment that supports a Latin American curatorship.

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