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Monday, Dec 11

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Breastfeeding Houston mom says Spirit Airlines kicked her off flight

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Mei Rui hoped to put her son to sleep by breastfeeding him on a Spirit Airlines flight that had been repeatedly delayed by weather. The trip was for work and the three-hour flight from Newark was taking Rui -- an acclaimed concert pianist…

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Man detonates pipe bomb strapped to his chest in NYC subway near Times Square

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A man detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties Monday in the New York City subway system near Times Square. Four people were injured, including one man in police custody. All had non-lifethreatening injuries. New…

Friday, Dec 8

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Not dead yet: Stores fight back with technology and events for the holidays

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Legacy retailers are finally figuring out how to do some things right this holiday season after years of being hammered by e-commerce rivals. Instead of just slashing prices — their usual lever to draw in customers — retailers are…

Thursday, Dec 7

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Franken's exit helps cast Democrats as party of moral rectitude heading into 2018

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WASHINGTON - What a gift Al Franken has given fellow Democrats with his caddish behavior. In politics, image is important. Who you let into your big tent matters. And who you kick out matters even more. Democrats ejected a serial groper…

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Unprecedented fire danger could make things worse in Southern California as wildfires rage

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LOS ANGELES — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses…

Wednesday, Dec 6

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Cheaper version of Viagra to hit the market next week

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its…

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Democrats mostly shun Houston Rep. Al Green's effort to impeach Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers expressed serious reservations Wednesday about a liberal colleague's push for a House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, saying it's premature to act before special counsel Robert Mueller's team…

Tuesday, Dec 5

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Has your water been tainted by fracking? Scientists who said it was safe now say they were censored

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Six years ago, Bryan Latkanich agreed to let an energy company tap natural gas beneath his property using fracking. Soon after, the well water at his property in rural Deemston, Pa., started tasting metallic. He developed stomach problems,…

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Dozens of House Republicans call for permanent DACA fix by year's end

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WASHINGTON — Thirty-four House Republicans, including two Texans, are calling for Congress to pass a permanent fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by year’s end —adding a new wrinkle to a looming fight over the…

Friday, Dec 1

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Shuttered South Dallas hospital, long ago a haven for black doctors, to get $700,000 makeover

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On an untended lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, surrounded by few buildings and sparse traffic, sits a shuttered Dallas hospital that once paved the way for generations of black doctors and nurtured a community’s health care needs.…

Thursday, Nov 30

17

Rep. Joe Barton: I will not seek re-election

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Joe Barton, whose private life came under national scrutiny after sexual images he shared in an extramarital relationship were made public, won’t seek re-election. The Ennis Republican announced his retirement in an…

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Leader of group that tried to trick Washington Post with fake story defends 'guerilla war' on media

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Self-proclaimed guerrilla journalist James O'Keefe visited Southern Methodist University on Wednesday but only briefly addressed the fallout of a Washington Post report that revealed his group's apparent attempt to trick the paper into…

Wednesday, Nov 29

22

A&M's interest in Jimbo Fisher, hate speech, 'fetal demise,' national anthem, tax reform, internet, Pocahontas

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Re: "A&M has shot to one-up UT: Luring big-name coach -- FSU's Fisher -- a win in perception of rivals," Tuesday SportsDay. Dallas Morning News sports reporters seem enthusiastic about the prospects of having Jimbo Fisher as Texas A&M's…

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American Airlines working to fix glitch that left thousands of holiday flights without pilots

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American Airlines is rushing to ensure thousands of December flights aren’t affected by a scheduling error that left the nation’s largest carrier without enough pilots assigned to work during the busy holiday season. As many as 15,000…

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T. Boone Pickens puts a $250 million 'for sale' sign on his beloved 65000-acre Texas ranch

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Legendary Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has put a for-sale sign on his beloved Mesa Vista Ranch. The ranch is Pickens' most prized possession. The 89-year-old founder of Dallas-based BP Capital Management has spent more than half of…

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North Korea launches most powerful missile yet, which experts say puts U.S. in range

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SEOUL, South Korea — After 2 1/2 months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and…

Tuesday, Nov 28

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Texas eager to avoid telling nearly a half-million kids — right before Christmas — that they’ve lost health coverage

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott’s administration is trying to avoid mailing health insurance cancellation notices to nearly half a million children three days before Christmas. Unless it can get $90 million more in federal funding, though, Texas…

Monday, Nov 27

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Want to pay more taxes? The HOT is the answer

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NEW YORK — No American should be forced to endure a tax cut that he or she does not want. Thus, Congress should adopt my idea: The Higher-rate Optional Tax (H.O.T.) would shield tax lovers from the Republican-sponsored Tax Cuts and Jobs…

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In-home nurses provide personal care for new Dallas-area mothers and their children

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Mariah Mathis said she felt she had hit a dead end when she found out she was pregnant. At the time, she was unemployed, living with her mother and did not own a car. When a representative at her local WIC office told her she could opt to…

Friday, Nov 24

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Body of Texas state trooper who was shot and killed brought back to Dallas, suspect arrested

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The body of a state trooper who was shot and killed Thursday during a traffic stop arrived hours later at the Dallas County medical examiner's office where many law enforcement officials paid their respects. Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale…

Wednesday, Nov 22

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Judge strikes down Texas' attempt to ban second-trimester abortion procedure

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AUSTIN — Texas’ latest attempt to restrict abortions was struck down Wednesday, as a federal judge ruled banning a common procedure unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel wrote in his opinion that the state must prioritize…

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Joe Barton apologizes for explicit photo, but he doesn't plan to resign

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Updated at 3:30 p.m. with additional details. WASHINGTON — Ennis Rep. Joe Barton apologized Wednesday for a sexually explicit photo now circulating online, but he…

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Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes off Japan; 8 rescued

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Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa…

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FBI investigating border agent's death in West Texas as a 'potential assault'

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page EL PASO — Federal authorities are treating the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as a potential assault on a federal official, but they have not ruled out the…

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Responsible for as many as 900 students and under new leadership, Dallas ISD counselors feel the stress

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School counselors like to describe their role as the heartbeat of the campus. But recently in Dallas ISD, that beat has come with heartburn, as the district attempts to redefine their positions. In October, the district dismantled its…

Tuesday, Nov 21

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Trump on Roy Moore, data breach at Uber, net neutrality: Your Tuesday evening news roundup

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today. Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Trump breaks silence,…

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Trump breaks silence, backs Roy Moore despite sex abuse allegations

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump broke his silence on embattled Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, emphasizing doubts about sexual assault allegations and noting that Moore himself has denied sexual contact with a 14-year-old…

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Uber concealed data breach that could affect up to 57 million drivers, passengers

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer,…

Friday, Nov 17

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Lawsuit over urine samples collected in fast-food restrooms heats up between insurer, lab company

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An alleged $100 million fraud lawsuit over gift cards given to people to urinate in cups at Whataburger bathrooms is heating up in federal court, with each side accusing the other of going too far. Insurance giant UnitedHealthcare alleges…

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Texans blast Trump's $44B storm relief package as 'inadequate' as White House goes on defense

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Updated at 3:45 p.m. with a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a host of…