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54 min ago | NBC29

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Federal Aviation Administration

2 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Perry sets special election for Texas Senate seat

Gov. Rick Perry has set Sept. 9 as the date for a special election to fill the Texas Senate seat of Republican Robert Duncan, who resigned to become chancellor of Texas Tech University.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

7 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use... Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas body found decomposing in cornfield

San Antonio police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a car in a cornfield.

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13 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas man gets 16 years for injuring officer

A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated.

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17 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Former Texas hospital chief's fraud trial to begin

Details of the prosecution's case against Dr. Tariq Mahmood were disclosed in the recent court filings.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.

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Related Topix: World News, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

590ktie.com

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, Cameron County, TX, Brownsville, TX

KAUZ

Perry sending National Guard to Texas border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Family, Teenagers

Daily Mail

Armed robbers who fired stun gun at Ilford shop manager jailed for 94 years

The final indignity: Horror as bodies of MH17 crash victims are lined up on side of dirt track, tossed into dumpster trucks and carted off to morgue train after being left in 85F heat for three days Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends', as Ukraine accuses Russia of spiriting away shrapnel-hit bodies to ... (more)

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

Daily Mail

Paraplegic man, 34, 'shoots brother dead to protect sister in family dispute'

The final indignity: Horror as bodies of MH17 crash victims are lined up on side of dirt track, tossed into dumpster trucks and carted off to morgue train after being left in 85F heat for three days Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends', as Ukraine accuses Russia of spiriting away shrapnel-hit bodies to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military

Sentinel & Enterprise

Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the West's most notorious gunslingers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Body of missing Texas teen found in lake

Local dive teams found the 16-year-old's body Sunday morning. They had been searching for the Round Rock teenager since Friday afternoon.

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Star-Telegram.com

2014: A costly election year

With control of the Legislature hanging in the balance, the cost of the battle for Texas Senate District 10 in North Texas is soaring, and likely to get a lot more expensive.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, US News, Rice University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Prisoners Hospitalized After Roof Collapses at Texas Jail

When portions of the roof collapsed at the Diboll Correctional Center-- a privately-run jail near Houston-- more than 80 inmates were temporarily trapped by debris.

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KWTX

Elderly Texas Woman Found Dead In Home Was Likely Murdered

Even with clearing skies Saturday afternoon, temps will only manage to reach the 80's in most places.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, The 80'S, Pop/Rock

WFAA-TV Dallas

Planned Parenthood plans $3 million Texas campaign

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election, a move that has raised concerns from anti-abortion activists about whether they can match that sort of money in a fight to attract women voters.

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Related Topix: US News, Abortion

KXXV-TV Waco

Texas agency probed oil tank for leak before blast

Texas' oil and gas regulator had been investigating an oil tank site for suspected leaks before it recently exploded, critically injuring a worker.

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CBC News

Texas prison roof collapses, trapping some inmates

The roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured prisoners to hospitals.

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