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President Barack Obama says that contrary to the claims of some GOP presidential candidates, he's not plotting to take away everyone's guns.

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The mother of teen U.S. fugitive Ethan Couch has been returned to the United States without her son after her deportation from Mexico.

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Ethan Couch, the teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense, has been granted a three-day delay in deportation.

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Before Ethan Couch and his mother fled to Mexico, they held a going-away party. Then they hopped in a pick-up truck and drove to the border.

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After tornadoes disappeared in North Texas, a blizzard entered the Texas Panhandle, shutting down a major highway on Sunday. And in some parts west of Dallas-Fort Worth, it turned icy Monday morning. 

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The Texas unemployment rate for November rose to 4.6 percent for the third straight month of statewide higher jobless figures.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday extended the deployment of National Guard troops at the Mexico border due to a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the country.

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Texas is again asking a federal judge to immediately halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees, this time before nine are scheduled to arrive in Houston.

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Six Syrian refugees have settled in their Dallas home over the initial objections of Texas officials who wanted to stop them.

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U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood.

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Texas has instructed volunteer organizations that settle international refugees statewide to immediately stop helping Syrians - even though it may not have the authority to do so.

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Federal officials say eight Syrians have turned themselves over to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the Central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination.

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The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.

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A grand jury on Tuesday returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said.

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Both sides have rested in the trial of a driver blamed for an alcohol-related crash during last year's South By Southwest festival that claimed four lives.

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A panel of top House Republicans has endorsed Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady to chair the influential Ways and Means committee.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will begin denying some state dollars to "sanctuary cities" that don't fully cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.

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An ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win approval from voters on Tuesday.

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The death toll now stands at six in Texas as more bodies were recovered on Saturday after another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in the waterlogged state.

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Forecasters say flooded parts of Texas can't handle another soaking after getting upward of 16 inches of rain in a matter of hours but that more storms might be on the way.

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Ahmed Mohamed has been reunited with his infamous clock.

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The rain kept falling and falling across Texas -- some parts of the state saw more than 20 inches in recent days. Here are five things you should know about the deluge:

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A 68-year-old man accused of veering his car into a motorcycle, injuring both of its riders, was arrested Monday on aggravated assault charges.

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The University of Texas says its longhorn steer mascot has died after recently being diagnosed with cancer.

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A Texas high school assistant football coach has denied ordering two players to hit a referee and says he only resigned under threat of being fired.

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Here's a new "oops" moment for a Texas governor: prematurely celebrating a Houston Astros playoff victory.

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Gov. Greg Abbott is voicing his support for a Texas police department displaying "In God We Trust" on its patrol vehicles.

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The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.

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The NCAA is banning the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play, saying the university has committed academic fraud and unethical conduct.

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