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Texas Woman Charged in Ricin Case Due in Court

Posted: 08/28/2013 - A federal judge is to decide if a northeast Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is competent to stand trial.

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State Savings on Road Costs Hitting Speed Bumps

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Lawmakers have long shorted the Texas Department of Transportation's budget for maintaining roads. But now that the agency wants cities and counties to take over caring for some roads and is converting oil field roads from pavement to gravel, some legislators are crying foul.

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Fort Hood Gunman 'Dealt Death to Soldiers'

Updated: 08/28/2013 - A military prosecutor says the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood deserves to be executed, saying he "dealt death to soldiers."

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VP Biden Pledges Continued Support for Veterans at Houston Event

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The federal government will continue to honor the country's "one sacred obligation," to support soldiers and their families during deployments and once they return home, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to the nation's largest veterans organization.

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TX Health Officials Seek Source of Stomach Illness

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Texas health officials are still seeking the source of a severe stomach illness that has sickened 283 people in the state.

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Fort Hood Gunman Won't Call Witnesses, Testify

Updated: 08/27/2013 - The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood decided not to call witnesses or testify Tuesday during his trial's penalty phase, which is his last chance to plead for his life before the jury begins deliberating whether to sentence him to death.

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Texas Waterpark Fined Following Lifeguard's Death

Posted: 08/27/2013 - A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March.

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21 Measles Cases Linked to Megachurch in Texas

Posted: 08/26/2013 - At least 21 cases of the measles have been linked to a North Texas megachurch where an official says they have been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics.

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Fort Hood Jury Hears from Soldier Shot in Head

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A soldier repeatedly shot during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood is detailing his injuries for the jury deciding whether to sentence the gunman to death.

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Texas High Court to Consider Same-Sex Divorce

Posted: 08/24/2013 - The Texas Supreme Court says it will consider whether the state has jurisdiction over same-sex divorces and the constitutionality the state's law banning same-sex marriage.

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Politicians Face Off Over School Lesson Plans

Posted: 08/24/2013 - A conservative state senator and a moderate state board of education member are debating a school lesson plan system that has turned political.

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For Fort Hood Shooter, is Execution Punishment?

Updated: 08/24/2013 - Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing - his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else - martyrdom.

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