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Friday, Feb 16

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13 Russians charged in plot to influence 2016 elections, targeted Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton to boost Trump

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WASHINGTON -- Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in part at helping…

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Amazon slam? Among HQ2 finalists, Dallas-Fort Worth ranks next to last in college-educated millennials

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The region still doesn’t have a true Tier One research university, which is a staple in most major metro areas. It’s also a laggard in educational attainment. Just over 1 in 3 millennials in North Texas have a college degree, which ranks…

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5 Dallas-area students arrested in gun or threat incidents a day after Florida school killings

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Three North Texas high school students — one each at Marcus High in Flower Mound, Plano West and South Garland — were arrested Thursday after reportedly taking guns to their campuses a day after the deadly shooting in Florida. The Marcus…

Thursday, Feb 15

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HEB bought Austin-based Favor Delivery to boost its online shopping strategy

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H-E-B has purchased Austin-based on-demand delivery service, Favor Delivery, as the San Antonio-based grocer tries to accelerate its path to becoming "a digital retail industry leader in Texas." Both companies are focused on Texas. H-E-B…

Under Trump, the number of Muslim refugees entering the U.S. is plummeting

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Sara Mohammed Saleem was the first in her family to arrive in Dallas as an Iraqi refugee -- two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the country she wanted to call her new home. The 26-year-old dentist was bursting with hope…

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Small-town Collin County mayor hopes to become first transgender elected official in Texas

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Jess Herbst lives on the family farm. These 50 acres in New Hope provide her with a kind of serenity found only in the country. The accent Herbst got growing up in Greenville thickens a little as she talks about her cattle, her land, her…

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Obama portraits make history with compelling works from significant painters

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The U.S. was rather late in establishing a National Portrait Gallery — and in creating the conditions for commissioning official portraits of presidents and first ladies. Sadly, the National Portrait Gallery's able staff has little to do…

Wednesday, Feb 14

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AT&T wants antitrust chief on witness list for court battle, report says

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Dallas-based AT&T would like to put one of the top challengers of its pending Time Warner merger on the witness list for the upcoming antitrust battle with the government, according to a New York Times report.

Tuesday, Feb 13

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AT&T doesn't think YouTube is going far enough to protect brands from offensive videos

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AT&T, one of the nation's biggest marketers, has yet to return to YouTube nearly a year after pulling its advertising from the platform because of concerns that it could appear alongside offensive material. The Dallas-based company was…

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Oil firm with Dallas ties misled investors when seeking $4.4 million, regulators say

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Texas regulators have ordered a company it says is based in Dallas to stop seeking $4.4 million in investment toward a proposed oil-drilling project in Kansas. The state on Friday filed an emergency cease and desist order against the…

Monday, Feb 12

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Dallas won't wait on Arlington, Grand Prairie for Fort Worth high-speed rail connection

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Dallas City Council members are growing tired of waiting on Arlington and Grand Prairie to make a decision that would give the mid-cities a stop on a future high-speed rail line between Dallas and Fort Worth. To earn a station on the…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Couple takes to sailboat to leave workaday lives behind. They lose everything when it sinks on day two

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Yearning to get away from it all? To leave the corporate grind behind and escape the brain-deadening reality of workaday life? Better own a sturdy sailboat. And it wouldn't hurt to have a little boating experience. A Florida couple got rid…

Friday, Feb 9

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Texas' first cannabis dispensary has opened near Austin, but don't expect to find pot brownies

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Texas' first cannabis dispensary opened Thursday, but it looks nothing like the ones in states where recreational marijuana is legal. At Compassionate Cultivation's dispensary near Austin, customers won't find marijuana to smoke or pot…

Thursday, Feb 8

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With Trump in charge, why is Texas still suing the federal government? Because now it can win

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AUSTIN — When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was attorney general, he’d brag about his daily routine: “I go into the office, I sue the federal government and I go home.” His successor in the job, Ken Paxton, was eager to take up that mantle.…

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Dallas and Austin first with Amazon Prime Now deliveries from Whole Foods stores

Dallas and Austin are among the first four U.S. cities where Amazon's Prime Now grocery service will fill orders from Whole Foods' shelves and refrigerated cases. It's the next step as Amazon begins to clarify how its $13.7 billion…

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Owl's slaying in Kaufman County prompts $1000 reward offer for killer

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Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward to find out who fatally shot a Barred owl in Kaufman County early Sunday morning. A poster issued by Operation Game Thief after the protected bird's fatal shooting early Sunday. (Operation Game…

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Sick numbers: What the flu season is costing D-FW businesses in lost productivity

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Sherrie Dvorak, who works at the professional staffing agency Frontline Source Group, has seen the impact of this flu season on employers and employees in the Dallas area firsthand. A client whom the agency had just placed in a full-time…

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Health centers that serve 1.3 million low-income Texans urge Congress to renew federal funding

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AUSTIN — Advocates urged Congress on Wednesday to reauthorize funding for community health centers, saying nearly 200,000 Texans could lose access to health care. The centers provide health services — including dental and behavioral — for…

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Police identify slain Richardson officer, 26-year-old suspect

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This article has been updated throughout the day. A 26-year-old with a history of run-ins with police has been charged with capital murder after a Richardson officer was fatally shot Wednesday evening. Brandon McCall is accused of killing…

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Immediate amputation was only option in Frisco construction accident, but firefighters and doctors were ready

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Francisco Palma dangled upside down, his right leg caught and mangled in the teeth of ditch digging equipment resembling a giant chainsaw. Only his head and shoulders touched the ground. A trencher caught the pant leg of the 46-year-old…

Tuesday, Feb 6

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Flu season is all in our heads, Texas televangelist says: 'Inoculate yourself with the word of God'

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More than 70 people are dead in North Texas after one of the worst bouts of flu in recent years. But Tarrant County televangelist Gloria Copeland, a faith adviser to President Donald Trump, wants you to know there is no such thing as flu…

Monday, Feb 5

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Weatherford elementary teacher dies from flu complications, district says

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Heather Holland, 32, taught at Bose Ikard Elementary School. Her cause of death has not been officially released, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported. But Weatherford ISD said in a written statement that her death was due to complications from…

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How to survive a heart attack — or at least have a fighting chance

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If Hollywood made a movie dramatizing the"chain of survival," it couldn't come up with a better plot than Dr. John Warner's real-life rescue. "Chain of survival" is the term that cardiologists use for the steps that must be taken — within…

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Dow Jones selloff leads to largest intraday point drop in history

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The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday as two days of steep losses for U.S. stocks brought an end to a period of record-setting calm in the market. The Dow recouped about half that loss within minutes,…

Sunday, Feb 4

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Flu closes White Rock Montessori School through Tuesday

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White Rock Montessori School, a private school in Far East Dallas, will be closed Monday and Tuesday for sanitizing after multiple reports of the flu. Multiple classrooms had been impacted by the flu, strep throat and a stomach virus, the…

Friday, Feb 2

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Oil giants Exxon, Chevron disappoint investors even with billions in annual profit

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Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., usually trendsetters in the oil industry, are woefully off the pace. After failing to fully benefit from the crude price rally and refining boom that swelled profits for niche competitors like…

Thursday, Feb 1

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Rex Tillerson tells Austin crowd U.S. plays role in drug violence problems in Mexico

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AUSTIN — Ahead of a diplomatic trip across the Western Hemisphere, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday outlined a foreign policy of economic growth, security and democratic governance to engage with the region he deemed a …

Wednesday, Jan 31

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Ericsson's poor results point to struggle in turning around its IT, cloud businesses

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Ericsson AB Chief Executive Officer Borje Ekholm can't seem to catch a break, with his transformation plan showing signs of sputtering, a year in. After Ekholm ended unprofitable contracts, took writedowns and sought a potential sale of…

Tuesday, Jan 30

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SEC halts Dallas-based AriseBank's cryptocurrency sale -- but not before it says it raised $600 million

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Earlier this month, a Dallas-based company known as AriseBank made the splashy claim that as the world’s first "decentralized bank,” it had bought two “traditional,” federally-backed banks in its quest to become a premier cryptocurrency…

Friday, Jan 26

35,000 people comment on federal review of rapid-fire bump stocks, device used in Las Vegas massacre

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WASHINGTON — The federal agency that regulates firearms received more than 35,000 comments on the legality of “bump stocks,” the rapid-fire device used by the Las Vegas shooter that allows a semi-automatic gun to fire at nearly automatic…