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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:19 PM CDT

Facebook to Release Russia Ads, Beef Up Election 'Integrity'

Facebook to Release Russia Ads, Beef Up Election 'Integrity'

Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 01:29 PM CDT

On Work Trips, DeVos Flies on Her Plane at Own Expense

On Work Trips, DeVos Flies on Her Plane at Own Expense<br />

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM CDT

Texas Lawmaker Spent $51K on Online Psychic: Records

Texas Lawmaker Spent $51K on Online Psychic: Records

Travis County prosecutors say in a court filing that state Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol impaired and hid a cellphone from investigators.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM CDT

Afghan President Says Pakistan Must Crush Militant Hideouts

Afghan President Says Pakistan Must Crush Militant Hideouts

Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:24 AM CDT

GOP Still Split on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

GOP Still Split on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Republicans expect to vote next week on a health care bill known as Graham-Cassidy, named for the senators who wrote it, which would scale back Medicaid. Some GOP lawmakers are split on the newest effort to undo...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:51 AM CDT

Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill

Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill

Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:14 AM CDT

Majority Like Trump's Hurricane Relief/Debt Limit Deal: Poll

Majority Like Trump's Hurricane Relief/Debt Limit Deal: Poll

A majority of Americans support President Donald Trump's deal with Democratic leaders to provide hurricane relief and keep the government open for 90 days, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 04:09 AM CDT

Frisco TX Rep. Wants Bill to Protect Confederate Monuments

Frisco TX Rep. Wants Bill to Protect Confederate Monuments

State Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Frisco, candidate for Texas Senate, says his first bill if elected would be about protecting Confederate monuments on state property.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 06:16 PM CDT

World Powers Rally to Defend Value of Iran Nuke Accord

World Powers Rally to Defend Value of Iran Nuke Accord

Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, China and Italy insisted Thursday there can be no turning back on the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump suggested that he may seek a renegotiation or simply walk...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 02:59 PM CDT

Fort Worth City Council Adopts New Rules for Public Speakers

Fort Worth City Council Adopts New Rules for Public Speakers

There will be new rules for members of the public who want to speak at future Fort Worth City Council meetings.

 

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