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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump in Texas to Visit Harvey Responders

First Lady Melania Trump in Texas to Visit Harvey Responders

First Lady Melania Trump has returned in Texas to visit first responders and view recovery efforts since Hurricane Harvey hit more than three months ago.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Bird Commonly Found in Asia Spotted by Enthusiasts in Alaska

Bird Commonly Found in Asia Spotted by Enthusiasts in Alaska

The dusky thrush, which is commonly found in Asia, has only been spotted a few times in Alaska, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported . Bird enthusiast Matt Goff reported seeing one Friday in Sitka.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Former Monk Testifies in Murder Trial of Ex-Priest

Former Monk Testifies in Murder Trial of Ex-Priest

A former monk has testified that an ex-priest accused of killing a Texas woman in 1960 confessed to him three years after the killing.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

National Spelling Bee to Offer Wild Cards; Expand Field

National Spelling Bee to Offer Wild Cards; Expand Field

The Scripps National Spelling Bee has announced a rule change that could result in the field of spellers nearly doubling, from fewer than 300 to more than 500.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Fewer Sea Turtle Hatchlings Being Cared for at Texas Lab

Fewer Sea Turtle Hatchlings Being Cared for at Texas Lab

Ben Higgins recently hovered over a blue crate containing a swimming loggerhead sea turtle, one of about 60 he's helping to raise.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Rep. Helen Giddings on Her Greatest Accomplishment

Rep. Helen Giddings on Her Greatest Accomplishment

Representative Helen Giddings details why alcohol free zones mean so much to her.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Feds Pay Most of $1.7B Texas Has Spent so Far Post-Harvey

Feds Pay Most of $1.7B Texas Has Spent so Far Post-Harvey

Texas had spent nearly $1.7 billion on Hurricane Harvey recovery through the end of October, with more than three-quarters of that coming from federal funds.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Appeals Court Weighs Intent of Texas' Strict Voter ID Law

Appeals Court Weighs Intent of Texas' Strict Voter ID Law

A strict Texas voter ID law with a complicated legal history has been remedied with a provision that allows people who lack a required photo ID to vote if they sign an affidavit stating there was a reasonable...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Pentagon: 'Troubling' Lapses in Giving Criminal Data to FBI

Pentagon: 'Troubling' Lapses in Giving Criminal Data to FBI

The Pentagon's watchdog agency said Tuesday it found a "troubling" number of failures this year by military law enforcement agencies to alert the FBI to criminal history information.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Latest Version of Texas Voter ID Law at US Appeals Court

Latest Version of Texas Voter ID Law at US Appeals Court

Texas officials hoped to persuade federal appeals judges in New Orleans on Tuesday that the state's latest voter ID law should be allowed to take effect.

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