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Students protest school lunches with #ThanksMichelleObama on Twitter

Honestly, did you really like your school cafeteria lunches? Students have a whole new way to voice their complaints, and many are using #ThanksMichelleObama to express their displeasure with new healthier school lunch programs on Twitter. So many are doing…

21 November 2014 [03:57 PM]
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Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star

JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago. Now he plans to retire from the Marine Corps, but not…

21 November 2014 [03:27 PM]
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Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex

TOM HAYS, Associated Press COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving…

21 November 2014 [03:13 PM]
Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase…

21 November 2014 [02:56 PM]
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CA window washer survives 11-story fall

KRISTIN J. BENDER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a San Francisco window washer has survived after falling 11 stories from a rooftop onto a moving car. Sgt. Danielle Newman, a police spokeswoman, said the man was conscious when officers…

21 November 2014 [02:44 PM]
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Redistribution of homes begins in polygamous sect

BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades — but she's never had a deed. That changed Friday…

21 November 2014 [02:37 PM]
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Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education…

21 November 2014 [02:28 PM]
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Dallas group expects to help 27,000 on immigration

DALLAS (AP) — Catholic Charities of Dallas estimates that about 27,000 people will seek the nonprofit's help following sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system that could shield millions of people from deportation. Officials at the organization that assists immigrants…

21 November 2014 [02:08 PM]
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Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama. The suit filed Thursday in federal court…

21 November 2014 [12:12 PM]
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John Tyler High School library book returned 39 years overdue

Tyler – John Tyler High School librarian Laura Russell received a special package in the mail recently. Opening the package, she removed the contents that were carefully wrapped in tissue paper. Inside were two things; a copy of Upton Sinclair’s…

21 November 2014 [12:00 PM]
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93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

JAY REEVES, Associated Press MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939 and she's still there. The 93-year-old Birmingham woman is celebrating 75 years as an…

21 November 2014 [11:56 AM]
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Capital murder suspect's change of venue request denied

GILMER--A state district judge set a Feb. 3 trial date for capital murder suspect Jonathan Ray Shepherd on Friday after denying his motions to move his trial from Upshur County and reduce his bond. 115th District Judge Lauren Parish took…

21 November 2014 [11:25 AM]
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Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored. After years of training for their first space mission, the last thing Samantha Cristoforetti and Elana Serova want to…

21 November 2014 [11:21 AM]
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Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says a package mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is being investigated by the FBI. Authorities said Friday the…

21 November 2014 [11:12 AM]
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Lake Fork Produces Season’s First Toyota ShareLunker

ATHENS—David Roulston of Frisco kicked off the current Toyota ShareLunker season with his catch of a 13.88-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork November 20. Roulston was fishing in 25 feet of water with a Brush Hog when the fish slammed…

21 November 2014 [11:00 AM]
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2 years later, girl still dominating youth football Video

You may remember two years ago when a video of the play of a girl named Sam Gordon in her Utah youth football league went viral. Well, two years later, she is still dominating -- and starring in viral videos.…

21 November 2014 [10:56 AM]
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Responses to Immigration plan from across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people. But after the initial burst of emotion Thursday evening at…

21 November 2014 [10:20 AM]
Austin public housing to have Internet access

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of public housing residents in Austin will have access to free basic Internet service in a technological partnership with Google. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was on hand Thursday in support of…

21 November 2014 [10:02 AM]
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Third arrest made in Quitman toddlers' deaths Video

QUITMAN (KYTX)- After months of investigation, during which interviews were conducted in three states, Quitman Police Department announce that another arrest has been made in the case of two toddler girls found dead in their beds on July 24 at…

21 November 2014 [09:13 AM]
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Dallas to host 19-day ArtPrize competition in 2016

DALLAS (AP) — Members of the public will have a say in honoring aspiring artists when ArtPrize Dallas begins in 2016. Organizers on Thursday announced plans for the 19-day international art competition in public areas mainly in downtown Dallas. A…

21 November 2014 [07:16 AM]
Bible Verse 11-21

"But now they mock at me, men younger than I, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock." (Job 30:1)…

20 November 2014 [10:33 PM]
East Texas lawmakers not pleased with Obama

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and…

20 November 2014 [10:32 PM]
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100 joined Night Without a Home event

With candles in hand, about 100 people lifted their voices in song to memorialize the homeless men and women who died this year. The candlelight vigil was part of the One Night Without a Home event on Thursday in which…

20 November 2014 [10:31 PM]
Looks like Lee leaning toward land purchase

Tyler ISD could save approximately $11 million by purchasing property at 320 ShiloTYler h Road over the price of two other pieces of property looked at that could potentially house a high school site, Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford told the…

20 November 2014 [10:20 PM]
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Kick start to the holidays in Kilgore

Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation had a kick start to the holiday season with the Christmas in th Patch and Lighting of the Derricks in Kilgore honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Kilgore Rangerettes.…

20 November 2014 [10:11 PM]