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Start Of A New Trend? Florida School District Opts Out Of State Tests

After a Florida school district votes to opt out of state standardized testing, parents question if it could happen in Texas.

08/29/2014

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2016 GOP Hopefuls Vie For Attention At Dallas Event

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing Friday at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.

08/29/2014

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Domestic Abuse Suspect On The Run From Ellis County Officials

Police are looking for an Ellis County man who has been sentenced to 20-years in prison for domestic abuse.

08/29/2014

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Man Survives After Truck Smashed Between Two Trains

A man was taken to the hospital after his truck was caught between two trains in Dallas early Friday morning.

08/29/2014

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Big School Finance Questions Remain

Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn’t convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take — and how those funds should be divvied up — isn’t likely to get sorted anytime soon.

08/29/2014

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Arlington Explosion Kills Man & Burns Another

One man was killed and another man was seriously hurt after an explosion and flash fire at a house in south Arlington late Thursday night.

08/29/2014

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Extra Public School Funding May Come From Taxpayers

It’s up to the state legislature to determine where the extra money for education will come from.

08/28/2014

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Some Collin County Cities Scaling Back Water Restrictions

Some North Texas cities are already rolling back water restrictions — just hours after getting the okay. Richardson and McKinney are the first to officially allow residents to run their sprinklers once a week.

CBSDFW.COM–08/28/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Report: Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate In Botched Execution

The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.

08/28/2014

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When It Comes To Charity All Donation Bins Aren’t The Same

You’ve probably donated some items after cleaning out your closet. New options are popping up all over. But, the CBS 11 I-Team has learned you can’t judge every donation bin by its cover.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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Chief Calls Body Cams “The Future Of Policing”

A rough police takedown is caught on camera. But what you don’t see in the video is what happened just seconds earlier. CBS 11 News went to Celina to see how another set of eyes can clear a cloud of police mistrust.

CBSDFW.COM–08/28/2014

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Arrow Through The Heart Kills Beloved Llama

Employees at the Cinnamon Creek Ranch archery range say someone intentionally shot their mascot through the heart with a blunt, target arrow.

08/28/2014

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CBS 11 Weather Day at Globe Life Park

Wednesday, May 21 was CBS 11 Weather Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Great weather experiments and more than 5000 school kids made for a fantastic day.

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