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WASHINGTON — The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.

The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, would return the $8,500 he received from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. An online manifesto purportedly written by Roof, the suspect in last week’s murder of nine blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, said he learned about “brutal black on white murders” from the Council of Conservative Citizens website.

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SAN ANTONIO — Several members of Congress will visit two South Texas detention facilities that house immigrant mothers and children mostly from Central America.

Eight House Democrats next week will tour the two facilities in Karnes City and Dilley, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened after tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families crossed the Texas-Mexico border last summer.

The eight are among 136 House Democrats asking the government to stop holding immigrant women and children in detention.

ICE, however, says the facilities are an effective and humane way to keep families together until they appear before immigration judges seeking asylum.

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A family has been reunited with their cat Moosie after the 2-year-old gray tabby survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when its owners moved to their new home in Alaska.

Kymberly and Jesse Chelf thought they lost Moosie when they left El Paso, Texas, in April, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Jesse Chelf, who is in the Army, was assigned to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.

“We just assumed he had run away, which was very unlike Moosie,” Kymberly Chelf said. "He's just a very loyal, loving cat."

A moving company left with their belongings, but the Chelfs spent three more days in Texas searching for their feline friend.

Turns out, Moosie was already en route to Alaska some 3,700 road miles away — inside a futon mattress in the moving truck.

AUSTIN — A Georgetown man has been arrested after police say he had his 13-year-old daughter drive their family home from Austin because he thought he was intoxicated.

KVUE-TV reports the man was arrested Sunday and faces a charge of child endangerment. Austin police say an officer had pulled over a pickup truck that was moving at 25 mph in a 70 mph zone.

According to police, a 13-year-old girl was the driver and the girl’s father, a woman, and a 7-year-old were passengers. The arresting officer said he could smell alcohol from within the vehicle and that the father’s eyes were bloodshot.

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area man has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative Texas cartoon contest featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad that ended with the two shooters’ deaths last month.

An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix last week alleges that Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting.

Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were roommates in Phoenix and drove to Garland, Texas, to attack the event featuring cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims. They were killed by police after they opened fire outside the contest, injuring a security guard. No one attending the event in suburban Dallas was hurt.

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