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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The father of a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school says the teenager doesn't own any guns and that perhaps his son was being bullied. In a phone interview with Greece's Antenna TV, Antonios Pagourtzis said he wished he could have stopped the killing Friday at Santa Fe High School. He says he told police to let him inside the school so his son could kill him instead. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is being held on capital murder charges.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Polls have opened across most of Texas for voters to decide on primary runoff races, including for party nominees for governor and Congress where no candidate won at least 50 percent of the votes cast during the March primary. The outcome of voting Tuesday will set up November races where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held U.S. House seats, a once unthinkable total in such a conservative state.

DALLAS (AP) - A suspect has been indicted over gunfire last month at a Home Depot that left one Dallas police officer dead and another wounded. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson on Tuesday announced Armando Luis Juarez has been indicted on capital murder and attempted capital murder charges. A store worker was also shot April 24. Juarez, who remains jailed, also faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, plus aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant.

HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County prosecutors promised looters arrested during Hurricane Harvey would face stiffer sentences but records show a majority of convictions so far have resulted in short or no jail terms. Houston television station KPRC reports 74 percent of the 54 looting convictions brought a year or less behind bars.

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