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1 hr ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

House OKs bill to address border crisis

Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., left, speaks with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, as the panel met to take the procedural steps to bring a new legislative package to the floor to deal with the influx of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pete Sessions, Republican, Henry Cuellar, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Immigration Reform

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

Lance Gilman knows the bidding war with Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona has just begun now that the electric-car maker has confirmed the first stage of preparation for a "gigafactory."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Arizona, New Mexico, Arizona Government, New Mexico Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

6 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

6 hrs ago | Times Herald

Texas family facility could signal more deportations

KARNES COUNTY, Texas a?? Starting today, women with children caught crossing Texas' southern border illegally will begin streaming into a freshly-renovated facility here, where they'll stay as their immigration status is reviewed.

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Related Topix: Karnes County, TX, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

8 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

The hope is that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product on the surface of a lake that's the city's primary water supply will cut the evaporation rate of 40 million gallons a day by at least 10 percent, Russell Schreiber, the city's director of public works, said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

9 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Coronor determines cause of death of 2 young sisters

A coroner has determined two young sisters whose bodies were found in an East Texas apartment died of blunt force injuries.

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13 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

Texas Teen Sets Himself On Fire For 'Fire Challenge'

There are reports of teens around the US participating in a dangerous activity. It's called "The Fire Challenge" and already, it's led to at least three reports of young people suffering serious burns.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

17 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

21 hrs ago | CBS Local

Hawkins Mayor Denies Official Oppression

An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Click2Houston

Rider gets 30 years for attacking Texas bus driver

A bus passenger apparently upset about North Texas traffic delays has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking the driver.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

House Republicans delay recess over border dispute

House Republicans were working Thursday to narrowly approve a $659 million emergency spending bill to address the surge of undocumented minors along the U.S. southwest border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole, Bob Goodlatte, Illegal Immigration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Texas Government

KXAN-TV Austin

AAA: Texas gas prices fall another 4 cents

Texas retail gas prices have fallen 4 cents this week due to high output from American refineries, balancing any potential fallout from world crises.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

The USA will launch an early-stage trial in September of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, the deadly viral disease that has killed 729 people in the largest outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, University of Texas Medical Branch, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KXAN-TV Austin

Beaumont house apparently intentionally set ablaze

Seven people have escaped from a burning Southeast Texas home in a fire that officials say appears to have been intentionally set.

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Related Topix: Fire

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas attorney arrested, charged with murder

Information was not immediately released from Greenville police regarding why Mullins was jailed by their department.

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Related Topix: Health

KSWO

South Texas town turns drug path into bike trail

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal told KRGV-TV on Wednesday he hopes the municipal bike path will help curb illegal activity.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

A spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services said Wednesday that the dog named Bear weighs in at 147 pounds.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KSWO

Perry: America must end 'ambivalence' on Israel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a pro-Israel rally in Dallas that America must end a "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward the Middle East.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

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