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A migrant baby is given a bath at the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Marco Ugarte/AP Photo
July 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
By Maria Verza, Associated Press NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in...
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A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP
July 15, 2019 - 9:57 am
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."...
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In this June 1, 1996, file photo, former presidential candidate Ross Perot addresses the first California statewide convention of the Reform Party, a new political party he founded, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles
Reed Saxon/AP Photo, File
July 09, 2019 - 10:36 am
By David Koenig, AP Business Writer DALLAS (AP) — Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best...
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In this June 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, from right, from Oregon, speaks to the media
Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File
July 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Sen. Jeff Merkley on the treatment of refugees at the Texas border is coming out next month. The publisher is calling "America Is Better Than This" a "cry of outrage." Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, made headlines when he traveled to Texas in 2018 and streamed his efforts to...
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Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas.
Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP
June 09, 2019 - 6:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five other people, two of them critically, a fire official said. Crews searching the Elan City Lights building found the body of a...
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Roy, complaining of Washington's free-spending ways has blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo, File
May 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering...
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First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Eric Gay/AP, file
May 19, 2019 - 9:26 am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Worshippers, elected leaders and...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo, File
May 16, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our...
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John William King
Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP
April 25, 2019 - 9:33 am
By Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal...
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Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night.
AP Photo/Jim Lytle
April 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
UPDATED: 11:57 p.m. (AP) — Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in...
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