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A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel.

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An immigration judge has granted bond to a 26-year-old Salvadoran woman, allowing her to leave a North Texas immigration detention center and receive treatment for a brain tumor. 

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

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In their first face-to-face meeting, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed free trade and immigration Monday afternoon at The White House.

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A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday on charges that he provided support to the Islamic State group by helping two followers carry through on an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Texas that resulted in a deadly shootout with police.

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said in a news conference Friday systemic changes need to be made to the police department in light of the viral video that showed a white officer wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground.

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law on Monday.

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A white Fort Worth police officer captured on cell phone video wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and two of her teenage daughters will be suspended for 10 days without pay and will not be fired.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he has spoken with the Texas Department of Public Safety to request a criminal investigation of the past administration of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund.

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A police dashcam video released five months after a Texas officer shot a black man appears to show the man walking away as the officer fired, and the man's lawyer says he was not a threat.

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Fort Worth police are investigating a white officer shown in a viral video wrestling a black woman to the ground Wednesday before arresting her and her teenage daughters.

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President Barack Obama says he's instructing his team to make sure there is a peaceful transfer of power to Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton delivered what are expected to be her final remarks of the presidential election after a devastating loss to Donald Trump.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

For the last 10 years, Bishop Kevin Farrell has led the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Now, he’s gotten quite the promotion – being called by Pope Francis to serve at the Vatican.

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Nearly 94 percent of districts and around 88 percent of public schools in Texas have met minimum education standards in the final year before shifting to an A-F letter grade accountability system.

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown says several officers testifying on the fatal shooting of five colleagues last month were overwhelmed when they returned to the scene and that some could need up to five years of treatment to recover from the trauma.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal aimed at strengthening penalties for crimes committed against police officers.

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Five officers were killed and six others injured Thursday night in downtown Dallas after a protest over two recent fatal police shootings. A suspect was reported dead early this morning.

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By the time the dust settles on Dirk Nowitzki’s career, he could be a Dallas Maverick for almost half his life.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the Fort Worth school district’s guidelines for transgender students violate state law.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a dispute involving deaf people in Texas who say driver instruction schools in the state won't let them take classes needed to get a driver's license.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program by a 4-3 vote.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.

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Fort Hood says three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas.

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Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change.

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Updated to include statements from the governor, attorney general: The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while asserting it could be better. 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defended offering Dallas help from state police as the nation's ninth-largest city grapples with a dramatic spike in homicides and local officers balk at reassigned shifts to get violent crimes under control.

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The chairman of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway says about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal.

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Jamie Dixon is leaving Pittsburgh to become head coach at TCU, where he played in the 1980s. Scott Barnes, Pittsburgh's athletic director, said Monday that Dixon was taking the job and had already met with Panthers players to tell them.

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