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A Year After Filibuster, Davis Says, “We Will Win”

Democrat Wendy Davis celebrated Wednesday night the anniversary of her star-making filibuster over Texas abortion restrictions by rallying supporters.

06/25/2014

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U.S. Mayors Talking Jobs At Dallas Conference

More than 200 of the nation’s mayors descended on Dallas for the summer U.S. Conference of Mayors. Aerobics and a continental breakfast on the Continental Street Bridge provided an initial welcome, then there was a quick return to the routine.

CBS 11–06/20/2014

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Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge Operations

During its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.

06/19/2014

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Could Gov. Perry Be Mulling Move To California?

The Republican has made persuading top employers to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration. He’s led job-poaching missions in Democratically controlled states.

06/17/2014

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Sessions Drops Bid For House Majority Leader

Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is dropping his bid for majority leader, clearing the field for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to secure the No. 2 job in the House.

06/12/2014

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Dallas Throws Grand Old Party To Win GOP Convention In 2016

With the hope of hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016, Big D threw a Grand Old Party for the GOP. As a band played outside the American Airlines Center, cheerleaders and volunteers welcomed the 13 members of the RNC.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

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Dallas City Council Wants Raise, Puts It To A Vote Of The People

Right now, Dallas City Council members make $37,000per year and they are asking for a bump to $60,000.

06/12/2014

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Texas Asks Feds For $30 Million To Secure Border

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Homeland Security secretary for $30 million so Texas can send more state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border to provide security while the Border Patrol is contending with an immigration surge.

06/12/2014

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To Cut Down On Fraud, DPS Wants Fingerprints To Renew Drivers License

Next time you head to the DMV lawmakers will want your finger prints on file before you can get your drivers license renewed.

06/11/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz Formally Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has renounced his birth country’s citizenship, making good on his promise to do so from last summer.

06/10/2014

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CBS 11 Takes A Closer Look At ‘Reparative Therapy’

The Texas Republican party made headlines for endorsing “reparative therapy,” a psychological approach claiming to effectively change the sexual orientation of adults, from gay to straight.

06/09/2014

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Overrun By Immigrants, Border Agents Doing Paperwork Instead Of Patrolling

Influx of illegal immigrants is putting a major strain on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security causing agents to fill out paperwork, transport, feed and moving these folks around.

06/09/2014

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