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Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:52:11 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.

Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:34:07 -0500
SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard t

Editorial: Our community, our nation deserve more than big talk
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:12:00 -0500
Sometimes, as people, we fall short of the standard that we have set for ourselves.

Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:37:39 -0500
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.

Social change slow to follow gay marriage
amarillo.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:29:56 +0000

AUSTIN – Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Texas and a few other states have reminded the nation that social change doesn’t come easy.

The strong opposition to the gay marriage ruling — mainly from Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — is reminiscent of the state’s opposition to previous historic rulings.

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Young people need to be aware of history
tdtnews.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500
When young people become aware of situations around them, they accept that as normal.

Nicholas: Sometimes there aren’t easy answers for parents
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:13:00 -0500
I have really been struggling this month. There are so many questions I just don’t have the answers for these days.

Audit: Agency stockpiled $9M in Osprey parts
amarillo.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:30:48 +0000

A defense agency accumulated nearly 80 years’ worth of airframes for the V-22 Osprey and stockpiled an “excessive” inventory of spare Osprey parts valued at nearly $9 million, a government investigation found.

The Office of Inspector General for the Pentagon recently audited Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and found the agency did not effectively manage government-owned Osprey spare parts.

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A-Rod deserves All-Star consideration
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:33:18 -0500
A-Rod the All-Star?

Cruz, Huckabee competing for evangelical votes
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:25:13 -0500
MILNER, Ga. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the

Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter
wacotrib.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:14:39 -0500
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea

El Paso state delegation has town hall meetings this week
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 5 Jul 2015 23:35:38 MDT
Members of El Paso's state delegation will discuss issues brought up during the Texas 84th legislative session at meetings this week.

Gay rights advocates push for acceptance, more legal protections
amarillo.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:33:15 +0000

AUSTIN – After years of legal battles, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people have finally won the right to marry the person they love.

But with the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling behind them, they are now turning their attention to their next endeavor: Gaining more social acceptance and pushing for more legal protections, especially in employment, housing, public accommodations and child adoptions.

“Friday was a big day and we won,” Nicole Dimetman said at last week’s gay marriage rally outside the Texas State Capitol.

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