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14 min ago | KTEN-TV Denison

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A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

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3 hrs ago | NBC29

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: Texas, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bob McDonnell

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Texas National Guard says 2 soldiers deployed to Texas-Mexico border getting financial help

At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court

WHO-TV

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Friday it is unconstitutional to close a number of abortion clinics in the state of Texas, effectively throwing out a key component of an anti-abortion state law that has been considered one of the most restrictive in the country.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Report: Key parts of Texas abortion law struck down

New Texas abortion restrictions that would have affected more than a dozen clinics were thrown out by a federal judge on Friday, The Associated Press reported.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Washington Post

Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasted little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Barack Obama, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Canada.com

Postcard from Washington: Texas Governor Rick Perry sees...

Built circa 1892, 'Wintemute House' is a historical residence in Burnaby, offering a one-of-a-kind tranquil setting complete with magnificent grounds.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Prison

Texas Tribune

Lawmaker Sues Texas Racing Commissioners

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, explains HB627 to the Select Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility on March 13, 2013.

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The Victoria Advocate

Victoria, Calhoun districts react to court decision

The funding of a student's education should not be determined by their ZIP code, said Robert Jaklich, Victoria school district superintendent.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Texas

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Judge: Texas school funding still unconstitutional

Round two in the three-year fight over public education funding is over and - to hardly anyone's surprise - the more than 600 school districts suing the state won again.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Texas, West, TX, Amarillo, TX

KUT-FM Austin

Judge Strikes Down Texas School Finance System

Today, Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz issued a ruling that finds the way Texas pays for public schools unconstitutional, calling it a de facto statewide property tax.

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Related Topix: Texas, Travis County, TX, Education Etc.

KXXV-TV Waco

Highway department backs off billboard proposal

A spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation says the agency is backing off a proposal to raise the height of billboards.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers a speech to 2014 Red State Gathering attendees in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Fort Worth, TX

Cybercast News Service

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

After plummeting from prime contender to political punchline three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry has spent months gearing up for a second run.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, Jim DeMint

FOX23

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz during a press conference held at the front gate to Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fort Hood, TX, Life, Veteran Affairs

Texas Tribune

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, and Judge Bert Richardson, right.

If Bert Richardson remains on the bench for the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry , those who know the former prosecutor say trial watchers will be treated to an engaged judge.

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Related Topix: Richardson, TX, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bexar County, TX

KUT-FM Austin

Who Exactly Are the Local, State Federal Authorities on the Texas-Mexico Border?

Gov. Perry authorized the deployment of 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border to supplement DPS troopers securing the border.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday.

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Dallas Morning News

California, Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Toyota Motor, Automakers, Jerry Brown

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