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DALLAS (AP) - The murder trial for a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his Dallas apartment is set to begin this week. Opening arguments are set to begin Monday. There is no dispute over whether Amber Guyger killed Botham Jean last year. But nearly every other aspect of the high-profile case is wreathed in controversy. A jury will ultimately have to reach consensus on whether Guyger committed murder, a lesser offense or no crime at all.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is joining a Texas welcome party for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies. Tens of thousands of Indian Americans are expected at a Houston rally _ "Howdy Modi!" _ on Sunday. After Houston, Trump plans to stop in Ohio where he'll join Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at an Australian-owned manufacturing plant.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a hot car for four hours. Police spokesman Lt. Jesse Salame says the child's parents found the toddler unresponsive in the vehicle late Saturday afternoon and tried to resuscitate him. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Salame says police are investigating but it appears to have been a "very terrible accident." Police say the boy was left after each parent thought the other had gotten him.

CONROE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed during takeoff from an airport north of Houston. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said that the pilot and passenger died in the crash Saturday evening during takeoff an airport in Conroe, located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Houston. Officials say the plane was a Cessna A 185F Skywagon. The victims' identities have not been released.

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