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A group of Boy Scouts check another scout's merit badges prior to a ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
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The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to confirm or deny a Wall Street Journal report that it may seek bankruptcy protection in the face of declining membership and sex-abuse litigation.


A former Dallas City Council member will finish the term of a disgraced ex-councilman who resigned after pleading guilty to accepting bribes in a school buses scandal.

People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.
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A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May.

Baylor University president Ken Starr, center, applauds as he joins the student section during an NCAA college basketball game between the Baylor women against Iowa State Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Waco, Texas.
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Presidents of America's private colleges and universities saw their pay increase by nearly 4 percent in 2016, with dozens receiving more than $1 million, according to a new report. Topping the list was Ken Starr, the former president of Baylor University. Victor Boschini of Texas Christian University was No. 4 on the list.

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A Roman Catholic Jesuit investigation has found credible allegations of sexual abuse dating back to 1955 — and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas says the list includes names of 11 men who once worked at the school.

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has denied a Confederate group's latest attempt to create a specialty license plate celebrating Confederate soldiers, a design that does not include the Confederate battle flag.

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to a hearse during a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston.
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Watch PBS NewsHour replays, coverage and clips from a week of funeral services and remembrance for former President George H.W. Bush, or view a gallery of photos.

Tiffany Utterson, right, and her children, from left to right, Ella, 11, Ian, 10 and Owen, 8, place a wreath outside the gated community entrance to the home of George H.W. Bush Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston.
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George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington. In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station and to his statue in downtown Houston.

Brandt Jean, Botham Jean's brother, center left, hugs Allisa Charles-Findley at a news conference in Dallas on Sept. 10, 2018. They're joined by Jean's mother, Allison Jean, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump.
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The indictment of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race.


Frisco police say a coyote has attacked or almost attacked four joggers in the past month. The latest attack was Wednesday morning and left a jogger hospitalized in stable condition with neck injuries.

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Three Dallas firefighters are being treated for injuries after they became trapped in a burning apartment complex when a floor collapsed.

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A grand jury is hearing evidence in the case of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor in his own apartment after she said she mistook it for hers.

Three Honduran migrants huddle in the riverbank amid tear gas fired by U.S. agents on the Mexico-U.S. border after they and a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
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Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico have been enveloped with tear gas after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries.

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A doctor in Wichita Falls with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection.

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Baltimore's mayor has chosen the Fort Worth police chief as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to reign in a soaring pace of homicides and boost public trust in a tattered department.

A man holding a United States flag stand on the U.S. side of the border, seen through the concertina wire where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from Tijuana, Mexico.
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About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks.

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A 26-year-old sailor from Fort Worth killed during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor will be buried in Dallas on the 77th anniversary of the attack.

The Amarillo ABC affiliate's remote camera in Dumas, Texas, north of Amarillo, caught the West Texas snowfall that closed area schools.
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The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Dallas-Fort Worth and all of North Texas as the season's first big chill is on its way.


Police say a 19-year-old Mesquite man has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in the killing of a high school junior who, witnesses say, was shot in the head during a party at a home in Far North Dallas early Sunday morning.

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A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump's effort to tip the court rightward for decades.

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Two major not-for-profit health care providers in Texas plan to merge with a goal of improved patient care and more cost-effective services.


The close U.S. Senate race in Texas has overshadowed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's bid for a second term.

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Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead.

Among the steps that Texas apparently won't be taking anytime soon is tightening restrictions on gun access for people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

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A portion of an Irving parking garage has collapsed, sending vehicles and rubble onto others below, but authorities say there are no apparent injuries.

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Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as nonprofit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border.


A coalition of gun-control groups has filed an appeal in federal court seeking to block a recent Trump administration ruling that will allow the publication of blueprints to build a 3D-printed firearm.

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As the government faces a deadline to reunite hundreds of families, it is shifting the responsibility of their well-being to faith-based groups primarily in Texas and Arizona.

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The starting lineups are announced in English and Spanish at home games for the independent Texas AirHogs, and then the Chinese national anthem is played.

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Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital.