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The Lead: Doctors and Texas Politics, MoPac Toll Lanes, Sex Offender Registry

Good Monday morning. This weekend’s cold front made for a chilly morning; the National Weather Service says to expect a high near 70 for the Austin region. Here’s KUT’s top morning stories.

Here’s some more Austin and Texas stories from the web:

Texas officials say the national registry is too costly, and it's willing to risk losing about $1.4 million in grant money that would help local agencies enforce the law. State lawmakers say the grant money is far less than the estimated $38  million it would cost to modify the state's registry program.

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