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Texas senators, facing criticism, soften proposed ban on Chinese purchases of land

The measure, endorsed by Gov. Greg Abbott, originally would have banned citizens of China, Iran, Russia or North Korea from buying land in Texas. Under a new version considered Thursday, the ban wouldn’t apply to dual citizens or lawful permanent residents.

A ranch for sale about an hour west of Del Rio on Nov. 21, 2013.

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