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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A witness to a deadly head-on train collision 11 months ago in the Texas Panhandle told federal investigators the ensuing blast looked "like the Hindenburg" airship famous in film and photos when it blew up in 1937. The Amarillo Globe-News reports documents recently released by the National Transportation Safety Board include witness comments and an interview with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe investigator who spoke with the only crew member to survive the June 28, 2016, crash.

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - The remains of more than 10 people have been removed from a cemetery along the Texas-Mexico border as part of a continuing project to identify migrants who died and were buried for years without any markers. More than 20 students from Texas State University and the University of Indianapolis have been at the Starr County Cemetery where the director of the South Texas Human Rights Center says the county has failed to comply with Texas law and provide DNA samples of unidentified remains.

(AP) - More than 20 million people in the United States have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and the health overhaul that's helped pushed uninsured rates to historic lows over the past few years. But Republican efforts to replace it are expected to increase the number of uninsured and may derail the steady push to bring people back into the health care fold _ something doctors see as essential to cutting some costs and improving quality of life.

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - Marine animal experts are asking drivers on Texas Gulf Coast beaches to be watching for sea turtles now in the middle of their nesting season. Turtle Patrol members have found at least two of the animals dead in recent days near Surfside Beach and near San Luis Pass in Brazoria County and believe both were hit by vehicles.

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