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Texas Group Wants You To Skip The Shower, For A Good Cause

An Austin-based nonprofit called ‘Well Aware’ builds water systems for impoverished communities around the world. To raise awareness and funds, they have announced the return of their infamous ‘Shower Strike’.

03/20/2014

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Convention Draws Critics & Supporters Of Dallas Rhino Hunt Auction

The auction of a black rhino hunt in Africa has led to death threats here in North Texas. The FBI confirms it is investigating threats against members of the Dallas Safari Club, which opened a weekend hunting convention Thursday.

CBS 11–01/09/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

Jacob Logan

Charity Keeps Coppell Student’s Memory Alive

A North Texas teenager is still making a difference, even more than a year after he died. Jacob Logan’s former teammates at Coppell High School are honoring the late football star with a major fundraiser on Thursday.

11/21/2013

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Sen. Cruz’s Father Said President Should Go Back To Africa

A speech given by Senator Ted Cruz’s father last fall is making headlines now.

10/31/2013

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Braider Challenges Texas Barber License Law

A Dallas woman who contends her business teaching hair braiding represents an ancient African art form is suing Texas regulators who say she needs to take classes as a barber and pass state exams.

10/02/2013

White rhinoceros baby Naruna explores together with its mother Rebeccer its enclosure at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, northwestern Germany. (Photo credit NIGEL TREBLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Viral Video: Man Faces Off With Black Rhino

A man is filming a black rhino that suddenly gets too close for comfort. The black rhino holds his ground, but so does the man.

KRLD–09/26/2013

A view of AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) at night on January 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas, ahead of Super Bowl XLV. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

More Energy Used: AT&T Stadium Or Liberia?

All is relatively quiet at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday, but Liberia’s president recently said that the building uses more electricity than what is generated in her entire country.

09/18/2013

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Dallas Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs

Two adorable cheetah cubs are now calling North Texas their new home. The Dallas Zoo has welcomed Winspear and Kamau to their Animal Adventures outreach program.

09/05/2013

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YouTube Blocked Over “Innocence Of Muslims”

CBS News reported Tuesday that YouTube has been blocked in both Bangladesh and Pakistan, in order to prevent further viewing of the 14-minute trailer for “The Innocence of Muslims.”

09/18/2012

George And Laura Bush Attend Groundbreaking For Bush Presidential Center

Bush Institute Launches Economic Growth Book

Former President George W. Bush says he wants his institute, which has released a book featuring experts weighing in on ways to grow the economy, to be an “action-oriented” place.

07/17/2012

Former President George W. Bush during his July 2012 trip to Africa. (credit: Shealah Craighead/The Bush Ctr.)

G.W. Bush Wraps Up Weeklong Africa Trip

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are headed home after a weeklong trip to Africa with stops in Zambia and Botswana.

07/06/2012

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