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Senate OKs border security bill without immigrant crackdowns
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:03:17 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping border security package that is a priority of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has passed the Senate without divisive immigrant crackdowns.

Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
wacotrib.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:16:37 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:45:00 -0500
SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
wacotrib.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:01:29 -0500
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessi

Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:48:20 -0500
BOSTON (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements th

Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling
tdtnews.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:09:00 -0500
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Night’ game
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:28:28 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Night" game were:

House General Investigating and Ethics Committee to investigate state, DPS
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:11:16 MDT
AUSTIN >> The House General Investigating and Ethics Committee on Monday launched an investigation into contracting practices on 11 state agencies — including the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Halliburton to put drilling business units up for sale to clear Baker Hughes merger
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:26:00 -0500
HOUSTON — Halliburton says it plans to hawk three business units as it works to persuade antitrust regulators to clear its $34.6 billion deal to buy smaller rival Baker Hughes.

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don’t skip at 50
wacotrib.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:15:05 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a

Belton ISD considers swim center upgrades
tdtnews.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:11:00 -0500
The Belton Independent School District is not only looking to upgrade its track and field facilities but also its swim facility.During Monday night’s board meeting, Jarrod Sterzinger of O’Connell Robe

Family spokesman: Alabama woman leaves to join ISIS in Syria
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:50:38 -0500
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join ISIS militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet.

US to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid
wacotrib.com / Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:41:14 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting betwee

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