Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:25:46 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the Nati
Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:28:01 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.
How much did victims of death row inmates suffer?
I would like to put my thoughts on injection to inmates on death row. I do not understand our need to be so humane. They are there because they killed someone; did that person die a calm and peaceful
Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:23:26 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later cl
Temple College’s great performances
I want to thank Temple College for the enjoyable free programs they gave us earlier this month. It was great performances by all.
Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:09:39 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets.
Embarrassing ancestors not limited to Affleck
I empathize with Ben Affleck and his embarrassing ancestors.
California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:15:49 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were dis
‘Yes’ side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage vote
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 04:05:11 -0500
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first ballot boxes opened point to a victory for gay rights.
Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:30:52 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a h
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