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St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Monday, but a lot of people are already wearing green. At the Fort Worth Stock Yards saturday, free events are planned for kids and their families attending the Cow Town Goes Green parade. In Dallas, there’s the annual St. Patrick's Day run, followed by a parade on Greenville Avenue at 11am. 

BJ Austin / KERA News

There are two big events on Greenville Avenue in Dallas Saturday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: the annual parade and the big block party on lower Greenville.

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is suing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for cutting-off funding to the Texas Women’s Health Program.

In the filing, the Attorney General calls the decision to rescind funds for 90% of the family planning and cancer screening program “arbitrary, capricious, and not in accordance with law.”

Sebelius says Texas is violating Medicaid rules by banning abortion providers, or any organization affiliated with an abortion provider, from participating in the Women’s Health Program.