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A Cuban gives the thumbs up from his balcony decorated with the US and Cuban flags in Havana, on January 16, 2015. The United States will ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties with the Cold War-era foe since announcing a historic rapprochement. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL Lage (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Hope Cuban Relations Boost Business

As American tourists rejoice in easier rules for traveling to Cuba, some business owners are hoping to benefit as well.

01/16/2015

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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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House Rule Sets Up Election-Year Battle Over Social Security

The House has passed new rules that could force an explosive battle over Social Security’s finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

01/07/2015

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Fort Hood Attack Victims File New Purple Heart Petition

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack leaving 13 dead filed a formal petition Wednesday to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits they have argued are long overdue.

12/31/2014

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Golfer Nicklaus To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress’ highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

12/02/2014

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Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Elicits Praise And Anger

Maria Robles is overcome by emotion. On one hand, she’s disappointed, saying President Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough.

11/21/2014

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North Texans March In Labor Day Parade For Higher Wages

Hundreds of North Texans marched down Dallas streets holding signs calling for higher wages. It was a Labor Day Parade with a message.

08/30/2014

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President Obama Crafts Legal Rationale For Next Immigration Steps

The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.

08/27/2014

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President To Visit Dallas, Discuss Border Crisis

President Obama is headed to Dallas and Austin this week, a trip that began as a fundraising effort for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but will now include meetings to discuss the crisis at the Texas border.

07/08/2014

Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

Oldest Member of Congress, Ralph Hall of Rockwall, Faces Tough Runoff

After 17 terms in office, and running for his 18th, Republican Ralph Hall finds himself fighting for his political career.

05/26/2014

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Texas Opts Out Of Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.

05/23/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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