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  1. Texas payday lenders face tougher standards with new federal rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Gordon Martinez turned to a storefront payday lender more than 10 years ago and took out a loan of $1,200. The former teacher had just moved to Dallas to start a career in sales and was struggling to make his rent.

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  2. House approves $36.5 billion hurricane disaster relief packageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Palm Beach Post

    The U.S. House on Thursday approved a second batch of federal disaster assistance to help victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, sending the Senate a package that included almost $19 billion for FEMA's disaster relief fund, $16 billion to help pay out claims from the federal flood insurance program, and extra money that could be funneled to help U.S. territories in the Caribbean. "This legislation provides vital recovery funds to my home state of Florida, as well as Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and California, where wildfires remain ablaze," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz .

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  3. Texas payday lenders face tougher standards with new federal rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | MyHighPlains.com

    Gordon Martinez turned to a storefront payday lender more than 10 years ago and took out a loan of $1,200. The former teacher had just moved to Dallas to start a career in sales and was struggling to make his rent.

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  4. Regulatory playing field for banks, nonbanks is anything but levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | National Mortgage News

    Policymakers in Washington often have the objective to level the regulatory playing field. But federal oversight of mortgage bankers has been anything but equitable.

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  5. Co-Workers Gather At New Sign Memorializing Fallen Whitfield County Deputy Durwin PottsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | Chattanoogan.com

    Sheriff Scott Chitwood and Rep. Bruce Broadrick stand in front of a sign memorializing Deputy Durwin Potts, who died from injuries suffered while answering a call on Cleveland Highway in 1996.

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  6. EDA Awards Grant For Hillsboro Water ProjectRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | Hillsboro Reporter

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, along with Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Roger Williams, announced Thursday, October 5, that the Department's Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.4 million grant to the City of Hillsboro. The money will be used to make water infrastructure improvements to serve the industrial park in North Hillsboro.

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  7. Texas lawmakers, businesses react to roll back of Obamacare birth control mandateRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    After the Trump administration dialed back a controversial mandate in the Affordable Care Act that required companies to cover birth control in their health plans, Texas lawmakers had strong reactions and businesses are seeking clarity on what it all means. In Washington, the responses came along party lines, with Republicans praising the ban as a victory and Democrats lamenting the consequences for women dependent on company-provided birth control.

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  8. Conservatives May Demand Spending Cuts to Pass Hurricane ReliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Bloomberg

    ... down the delivery of aid. "It's a lot of money -- and we don't know how much money," said Representative Roger Williams of Texas. "I think it is probably something you gotta look at. We're dealing with so much money here, and we're in big debt." But ...

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  9. Texas congressional delegation considers the future of "bump stock" rifle enhancementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Tribune asked all 38 members of the state's congressional delegation whether they would consider a ban on "bump stocks," the type of gun attachment used by the Las Vegas mass shooter. WASHINGTON - Over several hours on Wednesday afternoon, something quite unusual happened on Capitol Hill: A small gun-control measure began to pick up public consideration from a half-dozen or so congressional Republicans.

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  10. Congress starts whispering about ways to punish the NCAARead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | The Miami Herald

    Video: Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says that college basketball hasn't changed with the sport's landscape and the recent NCAA scandal brings this to light. Krzyzewski was talking with reporters during a press conference in Durham, NC on Oct. 3, 2017.

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  11. Alabama editorial roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | 680News

    Times Daily of Florence on how the separation between church and state is relevant to the recently elected Republican nominee for Alabama U.S. Senator: It's nothing new for Alabama politicians to tout their faith and wield it like a ticket to gain entrance to the halls of government power. It is unusual, even in Alabama, for a politician to be as aggressive as Roy Moore has been in using elected office as a tool to advance religious beliefs.

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  12. Scalise On A Mission! Vegas And My Experience Have 'Fortified' My ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Right Wing News

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is back from recuperating from being shot by a leftist who tried to take out Republican Freedom Caucus members at a GOP baseball practice over the summer. It's taken months for him to return he nearly lost his life.

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  13. FILE - Child getting a shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Congress failed to pass a bill continuing the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, placing health insurance for millions of American children in limbo. The individual states are picking up the tab for now, but can't continue the program indefinitely.

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  14. Scalise: Shooting 'fortified' my view on gun rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | The Hill

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says that getting shot at the GOP baseball practice over the summer - and nearly losing his life as a result - has strengthened his views against gun control. Fox News's Martha MacCallum asked Scalise in an interview to be aired later Tuesday if his experience and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night have changed his views about the Constitution's Second Amendment.

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  15. Analysis: In Puerto Rico, Trump Congratulates HimselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Roll Call

    President Donald Trump arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday and offered the hurricane-ravaged U.S. citizens the one item he could - not a truckload of drinkable water or fuel, but Trump himself and his team. Trump's day was one of counter-messaging about his administration's widely panned Puerto Rico relief efforts .

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  16. American white rage: Here are 10 white, over-50 mass shooters from the last decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | The Raw Story

    A 64-year-old gunman killed scores and wounded more than 400 others during a country music concert in Las Vegas, but his age isn't unusual for mass shooters. Many commentators suggested the gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, was an outlier among recent incidents due to his relative advanced age, but the mass shooter in popular imagination a generation ago was the "disgruntled" middle-aged worker.

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  17. Scalise returning to Capitol Hill, months after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Fox News

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise plans to return Thursday to Capitol Hill, for the first time since he was badly wounded in the June mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice. He and several others were shot on June 14 when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

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  18. Congressman Williams congratulates Abbott baseball team on House floor Read Story Aaron AlcozerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | KCEN

    Congressman Roger Williams took to the House floor Monday to recognize and congratulate the Abbott High School Baseball Team on winning their first State Championship. As a former Texas Christian University and Atlanta Braves baseball player, Rep. Williams met with the baseball team last week to present a certificate of recognition for their victory.

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  19. To help hardworking taxpayers, reform the National Flood Insurance ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Star-Telegram.com

    Last month, the most catastrophic hurricane in history hit the Texas Coast, and its aftermath destroyed entire communities. Over the past five years, there has been a sharp nine percent drop in flood coverage in Houston, primarily due to the unaffordable state of the National Flood Insurance Program .

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  20. Texas GOPers spending campaign cash at Trump's D.C. hotel not...Read the original story

    Sep 21, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    Five Texas Republicans have used campaign cash to rack up hundreds of dollars in expenses at Trump International Hotel in Washington , giving pause to ethics experts who've raised concerns about President Donald Trump's continued ownership of his business empire . The expenditures by Reps.

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