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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Houston police on Friday announced an investigation into Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after a report was filed with the department.

The big picture: The football player currently faces 21 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. It's unclear whether the report filed with police is connected to the any of the specific allegations made in the lawsuits.

What they're saying: "Today, a complainant filed a report with the Houston Police Department concerning Deshaun Watson," Houston Police tweeted. "As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process."

Rusty Hardin, Watson's attorney, said in a statement on Friday that he and Watson will "fully cooperate with the Houston Police Department," per ESPN.

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Exclusive: Texas nonprofit got massive border contract after hiring Biden official

Migrants attempting to enter the United States from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: David Peinado/Xinhua via Getty Images

A Texas nonprofit that recently hired a Biden transition official got a contract worth as much as $530 million to help manage the influx of migrant children at the southern border, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The contract is by far the largest ever awarded to Family Endeavors. It's potentially worth more than 12 times the group's most recently reported annual budget — a sign of the demand the new work will place on its operations.

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A leading conservative group is targeting the business community with a seven-figure ad buy on CNBC and local TV defending Georgia's new voting law from its corporate critics, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: By focusing on the C-suite through a network it watches, Heritage Action for America is offering a rejoinder to some companies — even Major League Baseball — after they waded so prominently into politics.

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