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Some said his display was inappropriate, as it took place days after a school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.

A local City Council member has been catching flack on social media after he rode in Saturday's Anheuser-Busch Washington's Birthday Parade with what looked like a loaded assault rifle attached to his car.
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One of the biggest success stories of the oil boom in the 20th century is Midland, the modest town that turned into a veritable oasis of wealth in the middle of West Texas.

One of the biggest success stories of the oil boom in the 20th century is Midland, the modest town that turned into a veritable oasis of wealth in the middle of West Texas.
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Jevon Travis Thomas, 24 was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting a woman, according to court documents.
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"We will miss our good friend forever."

The legendary religious leader died Wednesday at the age of 99, and the former president shared fond memories of their friendship.
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According to a fundraising site, he was shot while attempting to close and lock a classroom door.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while attempting to close...
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He was convicted of filming himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Trump.dating - the new dating site courting "Make America Great Again" supporters - couldn't have picked a worse model for its featured image. On the site's splash page, users are greeted by the smiling face of William Barrett Riddleberger, who it turns out is a convicted sex offender, as several lo...
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Six Texas cities had some of the most homicides in America in 2017:

Six Texas cities had some of the most homicides in America in 2017, according to a new analysis.
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These photos were taken by several professional photographers in various Texas cities, from Beaumont to El Paso.

We can thank 19th century families' entertainment demands for these fascinating photos of Texas in the late 1800s through about 1915.
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He has been suspended 50 games.

Forrest Whitley, the 6-foot-7 powerful right-handed starter considered the franchise' best pitching prospect, has been suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program.
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Jeff Bezos is pouring millions into building a 10,000-year clock inside a hollowed-out mountain in West Texas.

Bezos, also behind the rocket company Blue Origin, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that installation of the 500-foot-tall mechanism -- deep inside the remote mountain -- has begun.
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Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is scheduled for lethal injection Thursday for arranging the fatal shootings of his mother and brother in 2003.

HOUSTON (AP) - The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution was in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands Wednesday after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is scheduled for lethal injection Thursday for arranging the fatal shoo...
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It's early in the year, but the list of canceled TV shows is already piling up.

Netflix It's early in the year, but the list of canceled TV shows is already piling up. Networks haven't announced many cancellations yet with the exception of ABC, which canceled freshman sitcom "The Mayor" and "Once Upon a Time" (which was once a ratings hit). On the streaming side, things are a b...
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According to experts, the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave syst...
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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way.

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study. Millions of children are allergic to peanuts, and some may have life-threatening reactions if...
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By looking at the human eye, Google’s algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The algorithms didn't outperform existing medical approaches such as blood tests, according to a study of the finding published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. The work needs to be validated and repeated on more people before it gains broader acceptance, several outside physicians said...
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Authorities have hailed the JROTC members for their bravery that day in helping other students reach safety.

PARKLAND, Fla. - The U.S. military is awarding medals to three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets who were killed in last week's high school shooting here, and one of them has received a rare posthumous admission to the U.S. Military Academy. The students - Peter Wang, 15, and Alaina Pet...
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