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Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 03:48:52 -0500
RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking hea

Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets’ season-ending loss
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 00:23:21 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn't even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most.

Runoff voting starts Monday
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 02:15:15 +0000

Early voting begins Monday in the runoff between Mark Nair and Steve Rogers for the Place 4 Amarillo City Council seat.

None of the five general election candidates garnered a majority of the Place 4 votes. The top two vote-getters, Nair and Rogers, will face each other in the June 13 runoff to decide the winner.

Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8 and 9.

Potter County voters can cast their ballots at the Santa Fe Building at 900 S. Polk St.

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US won’t seek high court review in immigration case
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 17:26:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge's decision that put on hold President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the Justice Department said Wedn

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:33:41 -0500
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during fla

Disabled students funneled out for truancy file complaint
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 19:10:42 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed Wednesday, accusing 13 districts and the Tex

Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 02:17:49 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking

Theater gunman’s writings alternate between ramblings, plans
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 18:57:39 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidenc

Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 01:54:36 -0500
Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage.

Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 19:46:22 -0500
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a pr

Today in History for Thursday, May 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:16 +0000

■ In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

■ In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

■ In 1912, the Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the Titanic disaster that cited a “state of absolute unpreparedness,” improperly tested safety equipment and an “indifference to danger” as some of the causes of an “unnecessary tragedy.”

■ In 1929, the first all-color talking picture, “On with the Show!” produced by Warner Bros., opened in New York.

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NBA Western Finals Composite Box
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 23:21:59 -0500
(Golden State wins series 4-1)HOUSTON ROCKETS

County expenses in biker cases could have major budget impact
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 19:01:00 -0500
As lawyers threaten civil rights lawsuits, seek bond reductions and clamor that their biker clients have done nothing wrong, McLennan County is spending $7,958 a day to house those jailed in the May 1

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