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TOPS TASK FORCE MEETS -About $1 billion in temporary taxes expire July 1. If  Lousiana lawmakers want to replace any of the expiring revenue with taxes, that requires a special session, either before the regular session starts March 12 or after it ends June 4. Otherwise, they'll have to slash spending, cuts expected to fall most heavily on health services and college programs. No lawmaker has offered a proposal for how to close the gap entirely with cuts.

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GYMNASTICS SCANDAL: Texas  Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas Rangers to investigate the Karolyi Ranch in Walker County following sexual assault accusations from U.S. gymnasts who trained there. Texas Public Radio’s spoke with attorney Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor, who was hired by U.S. Gymnastics to investigate the Texas facility as well as others across the country to