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FBI Warning Of Virtual Kidnappings

Updated: 08/29/2014 - These schemes typically involve an individual or criminal organization who contacts a victim via telephone and demands payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member or friend. However, no actual kidnapping has taken place.

Aggie Win Means Furniture Buyers Score Big

Updated: 08/29/2014 - You probably saw the recent ads from Ashley Furniture Home Store in College Station and their mega offer, one they're set to pay up for after an Aggie triumph.

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National Guard Completes Departure From Ferguson

Updated: 08/27/2014 - The Missouri National Guard has completed its departure from Ferguson, Missouri, where the citizen-soldiers were summoned to help quell unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

AP Source: American Militant Killed in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2014 - A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.

Possible Airstrikes in Syria Raise More Questions

Updated: 08/27/2014 - The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

Hamas Declares Victory, But Terms Fall Short

Posted: 08/26/2014 - Hamas is declaring victory, after an agreement with Israel for an open-ended cease-fire. And throughout Gaza, there's been the sound of celebratory gunfire.

US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 2,202

Posted: 08/26/2014 - As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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Judge Finds Texas Abortion Rules Unconstitutional

Updated: 12:33 PM - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

FBI Warning Of Virtual Kidnappings

Updated: 08/29/2014 - These schemes typically involve an individual or criminal organization who contacts a victim via telephone and demands payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member or friend. However, no actual kidnapping has taken place.

Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

Posted: 08/28/2014 - A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

Texas Couple Contends School Taped Son, 2, to Mat

Posted: 08/27/2014 - A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that a North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about.

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