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3 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise

House Republicans Announce Recommendations to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to address the southern border crisis, recommending that the National Guard assist in humanitarian care of the influx of minors entering the country.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Journal

My Plates secures more than $25 million in specialty plate revenue for Texas

The decision by the State of Texas to team up with License Plates of Texas LLC has paid big dividends.

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KAUZ

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.

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WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Immigration Crisis At U.S.-Mexico Border Escalates, 1000 National Guard Troops Deployed

The immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues. On Tuesday Gov. Rick Perry activated up to 1,000 National Guard troops to aid in border security.

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AmmoLand

Texas Governor, Rick Perry Welcomes Visitors and Texans Alike to the...

Texas Governor, Rick Perry is the latest public figure and celebrity to welcome the Texas International Firearms Festival to Austin, Texas, on November 8-9, 2014.

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KWTX

Two Texas Police Officers Shot While Serving Warrant

Two police officers were shot Tuesday while trying to serve an arrest warrant in La Joya and the wanted man was barricaded inside a house with the wounded officers early Tuesday evening.

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Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: Perry's grandstanding hurts border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border on an ill-defined mission will waste taxpayer dollars and not address any real problems currently facing the state.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CNN

Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday, July 21, that he will deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, North America, World News, Mexico

Sunherald.com

General: Guard to take observation role at border

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied minors entering the country.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Gov. Perry announces September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28

Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who has left to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.

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Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Tuesday, July 22

Gaza was heavily bombarded through night and morning with several mosques also targeted.

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

Click2Houston

Perry sending National Guard troops to Texas border

WAS INSIDE EITHER HOME SO GOOD NEWS ON THAT FRONT. ABSOLUTELY. TEXAS WILL DEPLOY UP TO 1,000 NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO THE MEXICAN BORDER.

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

Forbes.com

Even Well-Governed States Like Texas Face Serious Financial Challenges

Texas is often viewed as a bastion of economic conservatism and fiscal responsibility.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS News

Texas residents fed up with surge of illegal immigrants

Following Texas Gov. Rick Perry's authorization to deploy 1,000 National Guardsman to the Mexican border, many residents of the Lone Star state are wondering what took so long.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme... A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the ... (more)

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Wildfire, Fire, Natural Disasters, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

SavannahNow

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to 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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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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KRGV

Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press

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

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