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Army To Open A Hearing On Former Taliban Prisoner, An Accused Deserter

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Army Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl will be in a military courtroom in Texas Thursday, for the start of a hearing that will determine if he will face a court-martial on desertion and other charges. He could face a sentence of life in prison.

Whether the military proceeds with a court-martial ...

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At Massive Dallas Rally, Trump's Speech Lacks Policy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Donald Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday. He spoke mostly about himself but also addressed illegal immigration, which drew a thunderous reaction.

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In Texas, It May Have All Come Too Easily For Rick Perry

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The seeds of calamity for Rick Perry were sown years ago in the fertile political ground that Texas became for the Republican Party.

Perry suspended his campaign for president Friday evening, becoming the first candidate this year to get out of the crowded race for president. It was his second ...

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So Many Sports, So Little Time: Texas High School Athletes Opt Out Of Football

Thursday, September 10, 2015

In Texas, fewer high school boys are playing football. And while there may be some concern about head injuries, one young athlete says the trend has more to do with demands on his time.

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After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Friday, August 28, 2015

NPR's Wade Goodwyn sends this postcard on a story that's getting attention in Dallas.

The strange story of Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk actually begins several years ago when the previously highly-regarded Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins began to struggle managing his office. Watkins was the first black DA in ...

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Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years.

Fundraising acumen was considered one of Perry's ...

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One Of The Nation's Biggest Urban Forests Isn't Where You'd Expect

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Running all the way through Dallas is a 6,000-acre stretch of massive oaks, bubbling springs and broad meadows. But the river running through it has many of the issues faced by other urban waterways.

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Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.

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Immigrants Sue Texas For Denying Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children

Monday, July 20, 2015

Officials in Texas are making it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state. The state tightened ID requirements for parents, prompting a number of lawsuits.

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Confederate Flag Comes Down: A Tonic For The American Soul

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The South Carolina legislature voted this week to remove the Confederate battle flag from state capital grounds. The murders of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston made the presence of that particular flag morally untenable.

In the South and across the country, the struggle for racial equality has ...

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Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.

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President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama delivered the eulogy Friday at the funeral of Rev. Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., Friday. The state senator was killed last Wednesday in the shooting at a historic black church.

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First Funerals Held For Charleston, S.C., Church Shooting Victims

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funerals are being held in North Charleston, S.C, Thursday for two of the nine victims slain in last week's massacre at a historic black church, allegedly by an avowed white supremacist.

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Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Launches Second Presidential Run

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially joined the race for the Republican Presidential nomination Thursday. In a speech at an aircraft hangar outside Dallas, Perry highlighted his mi...

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5 Things You Should Know About Rick Perry

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This post has been updated to note that Perry has entered the 2016 presidential race.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a video Thursday morning strongly suggesting that he's running again for president. The video ends with a "Perry President" logo and notes that it is "Paid for by Perry ...

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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.

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Texas Loses Billions To Treat The Poor By Not Expanding Medicaid, Advocates Say

Friday, May 29, 2015

When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.

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New Texas Law Makes Local Fracking Bans Illegal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Legislation was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after the city of Denton voted to restrict fracking. Denton officials say oil companies should not wield more power than citizens.

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Texas Sen. Doesn't Want Clergy 'Coerced' Into Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Texas, state legislators are considering a number of bills disapproving of same-sex marriage. They are also learning some lessons from the "religious freedom" controversy in Indiana.

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