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Texas Prisoner Sentenced for Threatening President

Posted: 07/13/2011 - An East Texas prison inmate who confessed to threatening the life of President Barack Obama and the First Family has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison.

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West Texas City to Give Proposed Coal Plant Water

Posted: 07/12/2011 - A West Texas town has agreed to sell much-needed water to a company that wants to build a coal-fired power plant even though environmental groups argue the arid area can't spare the resource.

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Texas Gov. Perry Meets with Musharraf

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf that he hopes the strained ties between the U.S. and Pakistan will improve.

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Texas Rep. Ron Paul Retires From Congress

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Texas Rep. Ron Paul says he will retire from Congress when his term runs out in 2012 and will focus on his campaign for president.

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Clemens Plans to Question House Hearing's Validity

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Roger Clemens plans to begin his defense against charges of lying to Congress by questioning whether the investigation into whether he used performance-enhancing drugs was proper.

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LA Seeks Half Billion in BP Funded Projects

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state will seek approval for more than a half billion dollars in projects to restore coastal areas and fisheries affected by last year's huge BP oil spill.

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Betty Ford Funeral to be Held Today

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Michelle Obama and three former first ladies are among dignitaries heading to Palm Desert for Betty Ford's funeral.

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Perry May "Shake Up" GOP Field

Posted: 07/11/2011 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run.

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China Machinery Maker Wraps Up Work on Bay Bridge

Posted: 07/10/2011 - China's biggest heavy machinery maker says it is putting the final touches on sections of the new east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The project is the biggest so far for the state-run giant that is expanding in the global construction market.

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White House Meeting Ends With Little Progress

Posted: 07/10/2011 - The rare Sunday evening White House meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders has ended with many plans but little progress on a debt and deficit reduction deal.

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Mexico Rescues 20 Kidnap Victims in Monterrey

Posted: 07/10/2011 - A Mexican prosecution official says the army has rescued 20 people who were being held for ransom in a makeshift hut in the northern industrial city of Monterrey.

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Former First Lady Betty Ford Dead at 93

Updated: 07/09/2011 - DETROIT - Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. She was 93.

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Groups Sue to Block Alabama Illegal Immigration Law

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Civil rights groups have sued in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents call the strictest measure of its kind in the nation.

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House Votes to Slow Allowing Gays in Military

Posted: 07/08/2011 - The House has voted to slow the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military, backing a measure to prohibit chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on military bases regardless of a state's law.

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GOP: Weak Job Report Means No Tax Hikes

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Top congressional Republicans say a report that few new jobs were created last month shows this is not the time for the government to be raising taxes.

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Texas Executes Mexican Despite White House Plea

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Texas has executed a Mexican citizen despite an appeal backed by the White House that argued the case could affect other foreigners arrested in the U.S. and Americans in legal trouble abroad.

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4 Schools Get $25M for Oil Spill Health Studies

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Studies at four Gulf Coast universities will focus on continuing fear that last year's oil spill is making people sick, especially if they eat lots of fish.

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Mexico Extends Search For Missing U.S. Tourists

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Mexican authorities say the search will continue for seven U.S. men missing since a tourist fishing boat capsized and sank off Mexico's coast three days ago.

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