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New "Aggie Highway" Could Connect Houston to B/CS

Updated: 04/22/2013 - The Texas Department of Transportation is in the early stages of planning a project that would extend State Highway 249 in Harris County to connect with Highway 6 in Grimes County.

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Head of Colorado’s Prisons Is Fatally Shot at Home

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections was fatally shot Tuesday night as he opened the front door of his home, the authorities said, hours before Gov. John W. Hickenlooper was scheduled to sign into law a series of restrictive gun control measures.

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Director Quits Natalie Portman Film On First Day

Updated: 03/20/2013 - "Jane Got A Gun," but lost a director. As first reported by Deadline.com, director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") left the new film "Jane Got A Gun" on the first day of shooting, forcing producers to scramble for a replacement

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Convicted School Shooter Sends Disturbing Message to Victims’ Families

Posted: 03/20/2013 - After removing a light-blue button-up shirt to reveal a t-shirt onto which he'd scrawled "KILLER" in black marker, T.J. Lane, who pleaded guilty last month to murdering three teenage boys in a school shooting, smirked as an Ohio judge gave him three life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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On Gay Unions, a Pragmatist Before He Was a Pope

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Back when Argentina was on the verge of approving gay marriage in 2010, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — argued in a meeting of Catholic bishops that the church should support civil unions for gay couples, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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Nevada Town Mourns Marines Who Died in Explosion

Posted: 03/20/2013 - HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) - Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base.

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Journey Guitarist Sues Ex-mother-in-law for Libel

Updated: 03/20/2013 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The lead guitarist for the rock band Journey has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis that accuses his former mother-in-law of libeling him in her blog posts.

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Woman Charged with Defrauding 4H Foundation

Posted: 03/20/2013 - A former Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service employee has been arrested and accused of misusing a Texas 4H Foundation checking account and credit cards.

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Justice: Email Snooping Law No Longer Makes Sense

Posted: 03/19/2013 - The Obama administration says it supports rewriting a 26-year-old law that lets law enforcement read a person's emails without a search warrant if those emails are at least 6 months old.

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Bill Would Require DNA Testing for Death Penalty

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic Sen. Rodney Ellis want to require that all biological evidence in a murder trial be tested for DNA before a prosecutor can seek the death penalty.

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Maryland School Bans Hugging

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Southern Maryland Newspapers Online reports on the new guidelines for visitors, parents and students for St. Mary’s County public elementary schools.

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2 Charged with Threatening Girl in Ohio Rape Case

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Authorities have arrested two eastern Ohio girls suspected of making social media threats against a West Virginia girl who accused two high school football players of raping her in a case that drew widespread attention.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Gay Marriage

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Hillary Clinton completes her own 'evolution,' officially confirming her support for gay marriage in a video for the Human Rights Campaign released Monday.

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Explosives Safely Removed from UCF Dorm

Posted: 03/18/2013 - A college student killed himself in a dorm at the University of Central Florida and investigators found explosives and guns in the room early Monday, authorities said, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of students and cancellation of morning classes.

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Body With Weapons, Explosives Found in Dorm on Fla. Campus

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Authorities investigating the apparent suicide of a college student discovered weapons and explosive devices in a dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando early Monday, and hundreds of students were evacuated, though the school said there was no immediate threat.

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Louisville Claims Top Overall Seed in NCAA Tourney

Updated: 03/18/2013 - Louisville won the top seed overall Sunday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The team beat out Kansas, Indiana, and Gonzaga — the No. 1 seeds in the other three brackets — after charging to a win in the Big East conference tournament.

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