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Update 12:50 p.m. from Dallas PD

Twelve hours later, Dallas Police Department have officially confirmed the death of the suspected gunman, who opened fire outside police headquarters in South Dallas at 12:30 a.m.

Although the gunman identified himself as James Boulware earlier this morning, police will confirm after medical examination. 

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says he doesn't know if President Barack Obama has seen the video of a North Texas pool party where officers detained black teenagers but that the president is aware of news coverage about it.

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Texas has become the first state to name an official "Tweeter Laureate," and its recipient is not a star quarterback, or pop star but a state Supreme Court justice.

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Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.

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A state jail inspector has found no violations at lockups holding more than 150 bikers arrested after a shootout last month at a Waco restaurant.

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Update, Saturday morning: A second person has died in the Dallas area following Friday's storms and flooding.

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Update, 3:50 p.m. Thursday: Authorities say floodwaters from the swollen Brazos River are lapping at the foundations of 11 homes in a North Texas community west of Fort Worth.

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Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

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Update, 3:15 p.m.: Authorities in Hays County in Central Texas say they're trying to locate more than 40 people after the heavy rain and flooding.

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Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died in Plano. He was 89.

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The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

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North Texas has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

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About 170 motorcycle gang members charged with engaging in organized crime are each being held on a $1 million bond in the wake of the deadly Waco shootout.

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Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall.

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Garland's police chief says the information the FBI sent local law enforcement on one of two gunmen outside a controversial cartoon contest would not have changed his department's response to the event. 

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FBI Director James Comey says federal investigators knew that one of the two gunmen in an attempted attack outside a provocative cartoon contest in Garland was aware of the event.

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The Texas House has voted to expand rules governing raw milk to allow producers to sell it at farmers' markets or customers' homes.

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The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for an attack at a Garland center exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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The first proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations in the two years since the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people has passed the Legislature's lower chamber. 

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A Texas lawmaker is scrapping his effort to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to have abortions if they can't get the required consent from their parents, in favor of an even stricter measure.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a North Texas woman survives an avalanche; North Texas gets hit by heavy rain, hail and tornadoes; KERA's Think is in D.C.; and more.

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A severe storm system that swept across parts of North Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain.

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Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter.

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Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have jumped 8 cents per gallon this week.

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Blue Bell Creameries says it's getting closer to identifying how listeria got into its facilities, after the century-old Texas ice cream maker issued a massive recall because its products were linked to a deadly string of illnesses.

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What’s causing the Azle earthquakes? SMU researchers say that wastewater injection and saltwater extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause.

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Freezer cases across Texas are a little emptier today. Blue Bell has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

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Texas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.

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Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market."

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Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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