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3 hrs ago | KRON 4

Police: Texas Man Killed Family When They Wouldn't Reveal His Ex-Wife's Location

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

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6 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Boehner blames Obama on immigration

His famously tanned visage got redder as he talked to reporters about the flood of child immigrants illegally entering the country and President Barack Obama's criticism of him and other Republicans over immigration policy.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Ohio, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government

7 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Border Patrol to stop flying migrants from Texas to San Diego

The U.S. Border Patrol says it will stop bringing Central American migrants to San Diego after their arrests in Texas.

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9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Retail gasoline prices across Texas drop 2 cents

AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares to the nationwide price at the pump of $3.64 per gallon, which is down 3 cents from a week ago.

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13 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

4 children, parents killed in Texas shooting

Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

17 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Man gets 40 years in South Texas drugs, guns case

A San Antonio gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pushing crack cocaine and trying to smuggle guns to a Mexican drug cartel.

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Related Topix: Drugs

21 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Texas man's rampage leaves six dead

Law enforcement officers surround a shooting suspect on July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Harris County, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

East Texas father arrested, charged after child dies in hot car

On Wednesday, Smith County Sheriff's Office detectives and patrol deputies arrested Russell Lindstrom, 33, of Flint in connection to the two toddlers who were found in a pickup with the windows rolled up .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Reuters

Texas robbery suspect sets himself on fire, then is shot by police

Police in a Dallas suburb shot a suspected burglar after he poured a flammable material on his clothing and set himself on fire on Wednesday outside a chicken wing restaurant, a city official said.

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Star-Telegram.com

University of Texas president resigning next year

After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, the president of its flagship Austin campus reached a resignation deal Wednesday that will keep him on the job until June 2015.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KHOU-TV Houston

Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wichita Falls, TX, West, TX

WNDH-FM Napoleon

A new genre is born with this masterpiece filmed over 12 years with the same actors.

I have never seen a movie like this. And I probably won't again. It's a story about growing up, seen through the eyes of a child over 12 years.

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Related Topix: Before Midnight, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Richard Linklater, Celebrities, Ethan Hawke

Boston.com

President Obama resists calls to visit Texas border

Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, FEMA, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Reuters

Obama request for border money gets wary reception

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama headed to Texas to meet a top critic, Texas Governor Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

WTVM

US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College

KTEN-TV Denison

Suspect arrested in slaying of Texas delivery man

A suspect has been captured in the death of a San Antonio pizza delivery man who was run over by his own car as the vehicle was stolen.

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KFYI-AM Phoenix

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

MyHighPlains.com

Despite Success, Some Shortcomings in Texas Higher Ed

As the state's 15-year higher education plan comes to an end, some objectives in key areas - including college enrollment among certain ethnic groups and degrees awarded in math and science - are unlikely to be met.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

WLS-AM Chicago

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Meet in Dallas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with President Obama Wednesday when the president visits Dallas, a spokesman for the governor tells ABC News.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSWO

Police: Texas man arrested in toddler's death

Authorities say a man has been arrested in the beating death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter, whose body was buried under a North Texas bridge.

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