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Local Reaction To President Obama’s Use Of “N-Word”

President Barack Obama’s decision to utter what many consider the worst word in the English language has many offering a few words of their own.

06/22/2015

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Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Guilty Of Misdemeanor Assault

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins was found guilty of misdemeanor assault in a municipal court Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday

Former first lady Barbara Bush celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday by spending time with her family and promoting literacy, a cause long dear to her.

06/08/2015

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CBS 11’s Karen Borta Talks About Her Interview With President Obama

This week, CBS 11’s Karen Borta got to make a whirlwind trip to Washington DC, where she got a one on one interview with the President of the United States.

06/05/2015

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Politicians Push For End To Military Paying NFL To Honor Troops

The New England Patriots got $675,000 from the Army National Guard to pay for honoring American troops.

06/04/2015

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Legislature Ends With Lt. Gov. Patrick Denying 2018 Plans

Texas lawmakers are shifting back into campaign mode now that the legislative session is over, but Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he’s not among them.

06/01/2015

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Abbott: Texas Won’t Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational Marijuana

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas won’t legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use for as long as he’s in office.

06/01/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Vote To End High School Steroids Testing

Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years.

05/29/2015

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Major TX Campus Carry Concession May Allow ‘Gun-Free Zones’

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday’s deadline.

05/28/2015

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2 Gun Rights Bills Expected To Get Final Votes In Texas

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature now need a final week push to become law.

05/25/2015

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Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By State

The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.

05/22/2015

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Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples

Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

05/21/2015

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