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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Sen. Cruz Top Republican Presidential Candidate Among Texas Voters

A new poll shows that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz would beat out Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Marco Rubio in a Republican Presidential Primary in Texas.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

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Gov’t Reopens, But Not All Agencies Completely Up & Running

Though the federal government reopened from its partial shutdown Thursday, not all agencies are completely up and running.

CBS 11–10/17/2013

The George W. Bush Presidential Library. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Federal Buildings Opening As Shutdown Ends

Offices closed by the partial government shutdown will begin re-opening on Thursday morning across the nation, including here in North Texas. But it will likely take a while for government employees to catch up on the backlog of work.

10/17/2013

The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013 during the first day of the federal government shut down. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

With Deadline Approaching, What Happens If Goverment Defaults?

As a default deadline approaches, people across America are watching.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

403946 01: A postal clerk date-stamps an envelope containing U.S. Federal income tax forms destine for Kansas City, Missouri April 15, 2002 at the main post office in Des Plaines, IL. U.S. Federal and Illinois State income tax forms are due by midnight April 15. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Furloughed? Send Creditors A Note From Government

Furloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.

10/16/2013

A World War II veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

War Memorial Closures Not Stopping Veterans

A group of North Texas veterans woke up early on Tuesday for a history-making trip in their honor.

10/15/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown’s Impact On Flu Season

Flu season is here, and Dallas County has already reported its first confirmed death from the illness. But there is a new reason this year that doctors are warning people about the importance of getting the flu shot.

10/15/2013

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Furlough No ‘Vacation’ For North Texas Federal Workers

North Texan Clovis Steib wishes he could relax and truly enjoy the time away from work but, as a furloughed federal employee, worry won’t let him.

CBS 11–10/14/2013

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Free Pizza For Furloughed Employees During Shutdown

Pizza doesn’t have the power to end the government shutdown, but one Dallas restaurant is hoping its “pie-partisan” efforts can at least help those in need.

10/11/2013

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North Texas Federal Workers Protest Gov’t Shutdown

A small group of North Texas federal workers took to the streets of downtown Dallas Thursday afternoon to protest the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.

CBS 11–10/10/2013

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Government Shutdown Creating Domino Effect

The domino effect of the partial government shutdown has hit small businesses in North Texas.

CBS 11–10/09/2013

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Government Shutdown Hurting Local Food Pantries

Those who depend on the North Texas Food Bank to feed their families are being hurt by the partial federal government shutdown.

CBS 11–10/07/2013

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