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Walker County Woman Allegedly Killed By Nephew

Updated: 2:03 PM - William Bradham called 911 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. He told deputies his nephew killed his wife and choked him until he was unconscious at their home in the 4700 block of FM 1374.

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Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.

House Panel Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

Posted: 07/29/2014 - A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli Criticism

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal.

Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

Updated: 07/29/2014 - The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

Body Of Child Stowaway Found In U.S. Military Cargo Plane

Updated: 07/29/2014 - Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the stowaway was a black male who may have been of African origin. He said the plane stopped in several African countries before it arrived Sunday at Germany's Ramstein air base.

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Texas Regents Pick McRaven as Chancellor Finalist

Posted: 07/29/2014 - University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

Lawmakers: Is Beefed-Up Border Security Worth It?

Posted: 07/29/2014 - A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children.

Texas AG: Gay-Marriage Ban in State's Interest

Updated: 07/29/2014 - Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

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