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Amid Criticism, Texas Fails To OK New Textbooks

Amid charges of bias from the right and left, the Texas Board of Education has failed to grant preliminary approval for any of the around 100 new history and social studies textbooks up for use in classrooms statewide.

11/18/2014

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Wendy Davis Book Tour Reveals More About Her Life Story

As she enters the final two months of the campaign, Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis is once again revealing more about her life in her newly released memoir, “Forgetting To Be Afraid.”

CBS 11–09/08/2014

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Wendy Davis Reveals Abortion In Campaign Memoir

Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality.

09/06/2014

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush during pre-game ceremonies before the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 25, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

George W. Bush Writes Book About Father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

07/30/2014

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Famed Texas Author McMurtry Releases New Western Book

The author of almost 50 books including novels, biographies and essay collections who has had simultaneous careers as a screenwriter and bookseller has a new novel out Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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Hillary Clinton To Name Memoir ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s publisher says her upcoming book on her role as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be called “Hard Choices.”

04/18/2014

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Louisiana Bill Would Name Bible As Official State Book

Louisiana lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.

04/11/2014

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He Could Be A Contender: Ted Cruz Has Book Deal

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book.

CBS 11–04/02/2014

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The Humor Code’s Five Best Comedy Clubs In The US

While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.

04/01/2014

Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs onstage. (credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Backstreet Boy, Now Author Nick Carter Talks With CBS 11

You may know him from the Backstreet Boys, as a solo artist, or his reality TV show “House of Carters”, now meet Nick Carter the author. Nick talked to CBS 11 about his new book “Facing The Music And Living To Talk About It.”

CBS 11–09/24/2013

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Gun Rights Advocates Want History Book Removed From Texas School

The 734-page book in question, U.S. History: Preparing for Advanced Placement Exams, is used as a supplemental instructional aid, according to a spokesperson for the Denton Independent School District.

09/17/2013

Actress Leah Remini speaks onstage at the "Family Tools" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on July 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Leah Remini Plans Memoir With “Taboo” Topics

Is Leah Remini planning to open up about her experiences in the Church of Scientology in a tell-all book? It seems pretty likely.

08/06/2013

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