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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:45 PM CST

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Takes on the NFL Over Bathroom Bill

The Texas governor was throwing verbal penalty flags: 15 yards for sports league overreach. Another 15 for pigskin meddling in state policy.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:06 AM CST

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited their match.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 01:40 PM CST

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

With the 24th anniversary of the deadly Branch Davidian standoff approaching, some federal agents are telling their stories.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM CST

Woman Accused of Abducting Woman Who Shamed Muslims

Woman Accused of Abducting Woman Who Shamed Muslims

A woman is in jail for abducting another woman who was shameful to the Muslim community.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:15 PM CST

Justice Department Cites Hiring Freeze Concerns for Disabled

Justice Department Cites Hiring Freeze Concerns for Disabled

Hiring freeze could violate Texas' federal agreement to improve facilities for intellectually disabled people.

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Telephone Owned by Adolf Hitler Sells for $243,000

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Ohio Woman Uses Obit for One Final Jab at Trump

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Joggers in Bras, Boxers Raise Money for Sick Children

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Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent

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Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs

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Driver Under Fire for 'Vulgar' Bumper Sticker

Driver Under Fire for 'Vulgar' Bumper Sticker

Dustin Owens says he never dreamed he get in trouble over the sticker on the back of his Chevy Blazer. "My brother ordered it and it was nighttime when he put it on because he was trying to make a joke out of it, and I was sleeping," Owens says. The sticker depicts two stick figures engaged in sexual activity above the phrase "Making My Family." Owens said he was driving home from work on Friday when a Nashville Metro police officer pulled him over and cited him for having an obscene bumper sticker. "If I took the words off right there, it's two stick figures dancing, that's it," Owens says. Owens posted pictures of the sticker and the citation on Facebook, where passionate people on both sides of the issue began weighing in. "Some people say I should fight it and get it thrown out. Other people say I'm classless and called me all kinds of names, but they don't know me so I don't worry about that," he says. Read more from WSMV.com.

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