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FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress reporting a renewed look into emails that could be related to Hilary Clinton's private server rocked the presidential race on Friday.

The Clinton campaign and supporters have jumped on Comey for making such a dramatic announcement so close to an election. The question being raised now is whether the timing and style of the announcement make it illegal.

This week, NPR examines public corruption in South Texas. The FBI has launched a task force to clean up pervasive misconduct by public servants in the Rio Grande Valley. But as NPR's John Burnett and Marisa Penaloza report, the problems are entrenched.

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a world apart, isolated by empty ranch land to the north, the Gulf to the east, and Mexico to the south. A million-and-a-half people live there amid dazzling wealth and stark poverty.

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The FBI has arrested the man they believe is the Mesh Mask Bandit.  59 year old Luis Delagarza was taken into custody at his Farmers Branch home.  

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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is being investigated by the FBI.  The the scrutiny comes after allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in a mortgage fraud case.

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Highland Park High School officials say they’re continuing with the school day despite the discovery of another threatening note.

The lawyer for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price calls the government’s forfeiture case against Price “nothing more than a sham or a ruse” to gather more evidence for a criminal investigation.

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The FBI and the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force are now in charge of the investigation of a possible bombing attempt in Plano.

A defense lawyer in the corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price says it’s hard to keep quiet. But that’s just what he’s ordering his client to do.

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The attorney for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price expects a criminal indictment against his client soon after an FBI document, unsealed yesterday, outlined evidence in the case. The details come nearly a year after a raid on the homes of Price and two others.

Two suspicious envelopes found within minutes of each other this morning kept Dallas and Plano Haz Mat crews busy. The incidents came a day after a large reward was offered in a four-year-old case of white-powder-letters mailed from North Texas.

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Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck was greeted warmly by fellow mayors at a news conference this morning on regional water conservation. The mayor confirmed he was a target in a murder for hire plot.

The city of Dallas says it will find ways to make boat ramps more visible at Elgin Robertson Park as soon as possible. Early Saturday morning, two women, lost and looking for an I-30 access road, turned onto a boat ramp, drove into Lake Ray Hubbard, and were rescued moments before their car sank.

Lt. Dave Davis is with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department.

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Just as the North Texas Tollway Authority tries to shed an image of awarding lucrative sweetheart contracts, an FBI investigation is raising new questions. KERA’s Shelley Kofler has more on actions the board took Wednesday.

In a meeting where NTTA board members talked about the importance of transparency, they emerged from an executive session and quickly agreed to use public money to reimburse board member David Denison’s legal fees. But NTTA Board Chair Kenneth Barr would say little about the reason for the vote or how much money Denison will receive.

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