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7 Texas Republicans In Congress Just Got Outraised By Their Democratic Rivals

WASHINGTON – There are few bigger warning signs for a member of Congress that their re-election may be in doubt than when a challenger outraises them. In Texas, it just happened to seven incumbents, all Republicans.

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The North Texas economy has seen tremendous gains. Many, though, have not shared in that success.

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Across Texas, seven Democratic challengers raised more money in the latest reporting period than the Republican incumbents they're facing.

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The estranged wife of a Van Cliburn piano competition winner was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday in the 2016 deaths of their children.

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Families who were separated crossing the U.S.-Mexico border can't be deported immediately after they are reunited — at least for the next week, a federal judge told the federal government Monday.

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Many Republicans harshly criticized President Trump's performance Monday at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Trump said Putin's denial that Moscow interfered with the 2016 election is "strong and powerful" — despite U.S. intelligence findings to the contrary.

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Just hours after President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and held a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart that stunned many political observers in the U.S., federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed a criminal complaint alleging that a Russian graduate student living in the D.C. area conspired to act as an agent of Russia without registering, as required, under U.S. law.

PUTIN: Thank you so much. Shall we start working, I guess? Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen. Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in a frank and businesslike atmosphere. I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations.

We carefully analyzed the current status – the present and the future of the Russia/United States' relationship – key issues of the global agenda.

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The city of Denton is losing three of its top law enforcement officials, including the chief of police.

Chief Lee Howell has resigned, effective Aug. 6, after six years in the role. He'll move to the top job in Saginaw, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. He was chosen for that job last month and will begin work sometime in August, according to a news release from the city of Saginaw.

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An effort in Arlington aims to establish term limits for public officials, but Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams says he doesn't think it would be good for business.

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A challenge of an abortion-related restriction in Texas returns to court on Monday in Austin. The law requires burial or cremation of fetal remains instead of incinerating and depositing in a landfill.

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It’s called junk food for a reason.

It contributes no nutritional value, but you don’t have to avoid it to maintain long-term health.

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Netflix says its faulty forecasting caused it to miss its target for new subscribers, falling short by more than a million even as it reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations.

Given the attitude with which President Trump has greeted all news of the Russian interference in the 2016 election, his performance in Helsinki on Monday should have come as no surprise.

And yet there was surprise — even shock — when the president of the United States stood on stage alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and accepted the former KGB officer's denials regarding that interference.

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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a list of things you should do in the Lone Star State before you kick the bucket.

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