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27 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Houston driver looking for keys struck, killed

A Houston-area driver has died after being hit by a vehicle when she stopped to help look for a passenger's keys that were accidentally tossed out a window.

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4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the Intermountain West to the Great Lakes on Monday, while a separate cold front will move over the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

DPS investigating trooper's shooting of driver

Texas authorities are investigating the death of a driver who allegedly struggled with a trooper before she shot and killed him.

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National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Monday

"It's sadness, but it's also a kind of fortitude," says Scott Johnson, who will run in Monday's race one year after bombings killed three and injured 260 there.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KWTX

Teenage Texas Girl Killed In Fall From Moving SUV

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor after a 17-year-old Texas girl fell from a window of a moving SUV and then was struck by the vehicle.

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WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

The Fresno Bee

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Star-Telegram.com

Easter of tears: 80 years ago, 2 law officers met death at hands of Bonnie and Clyde

That bloody Easter is 80 years past now, and almost nobody talks anymore about the two law officers killed on Dove Road.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Alto, TX

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Taste Of Texas: Steak cookoff set for May 24 at FRESH

FRESH by Brookshire's will host its Taste of Texas celebration with a steak cookoff at the store May 24. To celebrate the occasion - as well as steaks and Texas in general - readers have been asked how they like their steak.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Eastern medicine meets East Texas

Hair-thin needles were inserted in his back and left shoulder area. The same day, he also tried cupping, an ancient Chinese therapy that uses cups to suction the skin to reproduce the effects of a deep-tissue massage.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Diabetes, Fitness, Yoga, Chiropractic

KSWO

Texting while driving ban could revive after Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Click2Houston

Gov. Perry's pick for Texas A&M president resigns

A top Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president has resigned after not getting the job.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas A&M University, Texas Government, Bryan College

CBS Local

Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

The Texas Legislature last year approved a measure allowing rural districts that can't afford police security to arm designated employees to better protect students.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

Hispanic Business

Ted Cruz Is Top Dog in Texas: Poll

April 18--A new survey finds that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the "top dog" in Texas politics, but that Texans also favor expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, and enacting the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democrat-backed measure that would make it harder for employers to defend against gender discrimination claims.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas Government, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Open Carry Texas Begins Gregg County Chapter. Holds First March.

A Boise, Idaho business is here to help you let off a little steam. It's not a gym or a therapist, as you might expect.

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Related Topix: Gregg County, TX

El Paso Times

Year after fertilizer plant explosion, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new facility, calling it a crucial step toward West's economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Fire, Agriculture, Science, West, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new one, calling it a crucial step in West's economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Agriculture, Science

KXAN-TV Austin

Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

Lincoln Daily News

Signs Of Healing In Texas Town A Year After Deadly Plant Blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

Norwalk Citizen News

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

This April 18, 2013 aerial photo shows a destroyed fertilizer plant, top, following an explosion in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, FEMA, US News

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