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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 9:41 p.m.



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PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation says the tribe and the U.S. was mourning with the family of a 27-year-old officer who was shot and later died of his injuries. Tribal President Russell Begaye says he went to a New Mexico hospital to be with the family of Officer Houston James Largo, who died hours after he was wounded Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top federal prosecutor is among dozens of U.S. attorneys nationwide whose resignations were requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a move to shed holdovers from the Obama administration. U.S. Attorney John W. Huber's status remained unclear Saturday.

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — A county in South Texas is selling a former tent-city prison that was largely destroyed in a 2015 inmate riot to a private prison company. The Valley Morning Star reports that Willacy County commissioners approved the sale to Management and Training Corp. The Utah-based company has operated the prison since it opened in 2006. Commissioner Oscar DeLuna says the county agreed to sell the 53-acre facility for the amount owed on its bonds.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City high school is transforming two small locker rooms into laundry and shower rooms for the school's 80 homeless students in hopes of helping them with basic necessities so they can focus on learning. KSL-Radio reports East High School Principal Greg Maughan says the new facilities should open for students sometime this month.

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