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ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) - More than 20 people are facing drug trafficking and other charges following raids in a town straddling the New Mexico-Texas border north of El Paso. Residents of Anthony woke today to the sounds of helicopters, bangs and screaming as federal and local agents conducted the sweep. They seized drugs, cash and guns.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The trial of five men accused of using a horse breeding operation as a front to launder drug money is wrapping up in an Austin courtroom. Lawyers have been giving closing arguments in the case today. Investigators say the case centers on Jose Trevino Morales, who's a brother of two reputed Zeta leaders in Mexico.

HOUSTON (AP) - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling could have as much as 10 years knocked off his prison sentence. That's if a federal judge approves an agreement reached today between prosecutors and defense attorneys. A Justice Department spokesman says the agreement will allow victims of Enron's collapse to finally receive more than $40 million in restitution.

HOUSTON (AP) - Lawyers representing the cheerleaders from Kountze (koontz) High School say the young women have won a "great victory." A state district judge ruled today they can display run-through banners with Bible verses at football games. Last fall, the school district got a complaint and barred cheerleaders from putting religious messages on the banners. But the judge says no law prohibits them.

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