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ATLANTA (AP) - With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta's mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has said it expects to declare the winner of the headquarters and its roughly 50,000 jobs by year's end.

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County authorities say a new inventory search has turned up a gun issued to their former sheriff that was reported missing after she stepped down to run for Texas governor. The Dallas County sheriff's department Tuesday apologized to Lupe Valdez for "any distress and hardship" after the Democratic nominee for governor faced questions surrounding the whereabouts of her on-duty weapon. The department said the gun was found in their property room and wasn't properly entered into inventory.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl is the third person to die after a weekend car crash at a Lansing school. Police say the girl died Monday, a day after a car crashed late at night at Pattengill School, formerly known as Fairview Elementary. She was a passenger. The driver, 43-year-old Jose Angel Aguilera, and a passenger, 36-year-old Gardenia Herrera, also died in the crash. They were from Texas.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas sheriff's deputy who was jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl and threatened the child's mother with deportation has died from an apparent suicide. The Bexar County sheriff's office says 47-year-old Jose Nunez died Monday at the jail in nearby Karnes County. It says he appears to have killed himself, but it didn't say how or where in the jail he did it.

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