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Girl’s death stirs look at Texas agency

LUBBOCK, Texas — Police have launched a rare investigation of the Texas child protection agency after a 22-month-old girl died and her mother claimed that her military husband’s deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three children.

Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge said the department learned that a new supervisor at Child Protective Services closed the case six days before the child’s death on Aug. 28.

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