Texas

Smoke from an explosion at the TPC Group plant is seen Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas
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November 29, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions three days earlier. Read more here.
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TPC plant explosion
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November 27, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. Read more here.
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El Paso Walmart employees
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November 15, 2019 - 8:54 am
About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. Read more here.
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United Auto Worker Lindsey Higgins, exits the the UAW Local 2250 Ken Worley Hall with her two children after voting on the offer made to union workers by General Motors on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Striking workers at two large General Motors factories, including one with the most employees in the U.S., have approved a new contract with the company, all but assuring the deal will be ratified and a contentious 40-day strike will end Friday.
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Benton County Sheriff's Office via AP
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September 24, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on properties in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions. Read more here.
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Jade McLain carries Thor out of a boat as she and Fred Stewart were rescued from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rains from Tropical Depression Imelda by Splendora Police officers on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Spendora, Texas.
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AP News
September 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Emergency crews in the Houston area took advantage of receding floodwaters Friday to begin to assess the damage from one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, a storm that led to deaths of three men and displaced hundreds of people from their homes.
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Splendora Police Lt. Troy Teller, left, Cpl. Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rain from Tropical Depression Imelda.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 9:42 pm
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday.
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Police officers walk behind a Walmart at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas.
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September 12, 2019 - 9:14 pm
A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.
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Vigil for Odessa, Texas shooting
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September 03, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The gunman in a West Texas rampage "was on a long spiral of going down" and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities said.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
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August 21, 2019 - 10:42 am
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the...
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