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Thursday, Feb 22

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McKinney mom's dilemma: Sell house to pay for $300000 surgery, or live in pain

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Medical debt is the single biggest cause of bankruptcy in America. For Marlena Wilzbach of McKinney, it could end up taking her family home. Wilzbach and her husband, Mark, are putting their home on the market to pay for an expensive…

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Ted Cruz at CPAC: Let teachers take guns into classrooms

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OXON HILL, Md. — Sen. Ted Cruz warned Thursday that Democrats are trying to use last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school as a pretext to confiscate guns, and he argued that teachers should be allowed to carry firearms into…

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Password 'martians': SpaceX satellite launch could pave way for extraterrestrial Internet

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SpaceX hit another orbital milestone on Wednesday: It launched a pair of experimental broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The test satellites are another step forward for chief executive…

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AT&T commits to bringing 5G to Dallas, two other cities by end of 2018

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Dallas will be one of the first cities where customers will be able to experience 5G, a faster and more reliable next-generation wireless network, AT&T announced late Tuesday. The Dallas-based telecom giant said Dallas, Atlanta and Waco…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Airline workers on food stamps? Union targets American Airlines subsidiary in fight for livable wages

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Five days a week, Takisha Gower leaves her Euless home to head to DFW Airport for her 6 a.m. shift as a passenger service agent, where she’ll spend the next several hours boarding flights, helping people who’ve missed their connection and,…

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AT&T commits to bringing 5G to Dallas, two other cities by end of 2018

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Dallas will be one of the first cities where customers will be able to experience 5G, a faster and more reliable next-generation wireless network, AT&T announced late Tuesday. The Dallas-based telecom giant said Dallas, Atlanta and Waco…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Eye doctor turned diamond thief gets 5 1/2 years in prison for robbing traveling salesmen

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Omar Gonzalez was an eye doctor in his native Colombia, but when he came to the U.S. he joined a multi-state robbery "strike team" from South America that targeted traveling jewelry and diamond salesmen, prosecutors said. U.S. District…

Should I get more than one flu shot? Is the vaccine effective? Your flu questions, answered

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This flu season has closed schools and cost Dallas-Fort Worth businesses millions in lost productivity. It's also been deadly — more than 110 people in Dallas-Fort Worth have died from the flu during this season, and others have lived…

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Trump directs Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has directed the Justice Department to draft regulations that would ban bump stocks — the rifle accessory used in the Las Vegas shooting that allows a shooter to fire at nearly…

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NBC5 Forecast: Multiple Rounds of Rain

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Grab the umbrella! A lot of rain is on the way for North Texas. A Flood Watch in effect until midnight Wednesday. Two to four inches of rain is possible between now and then. Heavy thunderstorms will affect the morning commute in DFW.…

Trump administration proposes rule to loosen curbs on short-term health plans

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Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. "We want to open up affordable…

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Former Mexican President Fox endorses legalization of all drugs, defends Dreamers

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says he has solutions for two U.S.-Mexico challenges: legalize all drugs and legalize immigrants known as Dreamers. Fox is a controversial and complicated figure whose positions on issues on both sides…

Monday, Feb 19

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6-year-old boy among 4 people shot outside Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

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A 6-year-old boy was among four people shot Sunday evening in the parking lot of a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio. Two adults have life-threatening injuries, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The boy was shot in the leg,…

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8 food choices to fight world's No. 1 killer: heart disease

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Scientists have known for centuries that the heart is the engine of the human body. But they're still learning just how deadly the wrong fuel can be. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the world, and two recent studies set out to examine…

Sunday, Feb 18

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Suicide and assaults: Which Dallas psychiatric hospitals have bad safety records?

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He had a history of attempting suicide — and succeeded at an Arlington psychiatric hospital, where he tied a bedsheet around his neck and hanged himself from a sprinkler head. She was being treated for depression at a psych hospital in…

Saturday, Feb 17

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13 dead after helicopter assessing quake damage crashes in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office…

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.…