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Health care system for our veterans still isn't good enough

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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After 13-year-old reports rape, inspectors descend on Timberlawn psych hospital

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Federal regulators have ordered safety inspectors into Timberlawn psychiatric hospital after The Dallas Morning News reported allegations that a 13-year-old girl was…

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The big business behind why Dallas researchers want to get into your brain

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North Texas researchers want to delve deeply into the intricacies of the human brain. And to do it, they’re shoring up research programs, adding space exclusively for neurologists and creating consumer-facing centers that provide, among…

Monday, Oct 16

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Activist kicked off American Airlines flight, alleges 'white male aggression'

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New York-based activist and co-chair of the Women's March on Washington Tamika Mallory says she was racially discriminated against when she was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Miami on Sunday over a seating issue. Mallory, who is…

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Dallas ISD begins push to integrate computer science lessons in all 151 elementary schools

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Frederick Douglass fifth-grader Joeleah Hudspeth made her robot talk, step forward, and march around. “You get to solve its problem and make it move,” she said. Classmate Alexis Luna had the robot walk and say “Hi.” “We had to go on an app…

Sunday, Oct 15

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Suite lease at AT&T Stadium turns to bitter legal fight for Plano sports fan

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A longtime Plano football fan is gearing up for a fight with the Dallas Cowboys, after he says he was pressured into signing an expensive lease for a suite at AT&T stadium, then was sued when he stopped paying. He's not the only fan to…

Friday, Oct 13

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Trump nominates ex-Texas regulator, a climate change skeptic, to head environmental council

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Updated at 8:45 p.m. with comments from lawmakers and others. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated former Texas environmental lobbyist and regulator…

Thursday, Oct 12

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Southwest Airlines sets course for Hawaii with tickets on sale in 2018

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It's official: After years of anticipation and speculation, Southwest Airlines is finally saying aloha to Hawaii, with plans to launch service there as soon as next year. “It's almost surreal, people have been talking about it so long it's…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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With Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood's sanctimonious chickens come home to roost

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Ronald Reagan was a former member of the Hollywood class who went on to become governor of California and president of the United States. But it was Bill Clinton and, after him, Barack Obama who brought the culture of Hollywood with them…

Tuesday, Oct 10

Texas bump stock maker faces lawsuit as some in Congress take aim at the rifle add-on

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The Texas-based maker of the bump stock rifle attachment has been hit with a lawsuit for the role the device may have played in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The suit was filed with the court last week but was announced…

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Lack of tips on missing Richardson toddler who was sent to alley leads to end of Amber Alert

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The Amber Alert for a missing Richardson toddler sent to an alley as punishment for not drinking her milk was discontinued Monday afternoon, but authorities are still searching for the girl. Sherin Mathews . Sherin Mathews. Sherin Mathews,…

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Shooting reported at Texas Tech University police department, campus on lockdown

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A shooting was reported Monday night at the Texas Tech University police department, the school said. The university reported the alleged shooting at 8:23 p.m. on Twitter. The campus is on lockdown and students, faculty and staff were…

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What we know about the missing Richardson 3-year-old punished for not drinking milk

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Although Richardson police continue to search for a missing preschooler who was put outside as punishment early Saturday morning, officials on Monday discontinued the Amber Alert that had been issued in her disappearance. Sherin Mathews.…

Monday, Oct 9

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Vivian Castleberry, Donald Trump Jr., University of North Texas, birth control, gun debate

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Re: "Pioneering journalist empowered women," Friday Metro & State obituary. Vivian Castleberry believed as I do that a city is only as strong as its weakest link. We met one another in 1969. At the time I was trying to bring awareness to…

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Dallas nursing home chain comes under fire for not evacuating before hurricane

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When the police arrived at the nursing home during Hurricane Harvey, more than a foot of water filled the one-story building — along with the stench of urine and feces. Volunteers with boats stood ready to remove the 70 frail residents,…

Sunday, Oct 8

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Is Ted Cruz an abrasive Trump enabler? Senate rival Beto O'Rourke says so

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WASHINGTON — El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke isn't betting his bid for toppling Sen. Ted Cruz entirely on backlash against President Donald Trump, or probes of Russian ties to his campaign, or his efforts to ban Muslim visitors, or deport young…

Thursday, Oct 5

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Small-town Texas company that invented 'bump stock' is in the spotlight after Las Vegas shooting

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MORAN -- In this tiny West Texas town on Thursday, Jeremiah Cottle was trying to take comfort in the support he has gotten from neighbors. But elsewhere, there was little comfort. Cottle and the company he owns, Slide Fire Solutions, have…

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Five times Congress chose not to fund gun research

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WASHINGTON — When a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, killing 58 and leaving hundreds wounded, Congress members were again asked why mass shootings continue to occur. But government research agencies have…

Wednesday, Oct 4

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Texas GOP lawmakers call for action on rapid-fire 'bump stocks' used in Las Vegas massacre

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Updated at 5 p.m. with additional information. WASHINGTON -- With political pressure mounting after a shooting in Las Vegas that left nearly 60 dead, two Texas…

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Tillerson won't deny calling Trump a 'moron,' but says he didn't consider quitting State Department

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday would not deny a report that he called President Donald Trump a "moron," even as he sought to downplay rumblings of ongoing tension between himself and the White House. The surreal…

Tuesday, Oct 3

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Looming elections in Latin America could change the political map — and not necessarily for the better

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Here's a fact that few people are taking into account when talking about the Venezuelan crisis or Latin America in general: The region's biggest countries will have elections over the next 12 months, which could change the hemisphere's…

Monday, Oct 2

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Breaking: Coca-Cola to buy Texas cult favorite sparkling water brand Topo Chico

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Coca-Cola is set to buy Topo Chico, the Mexican mineral water brand that has grown a cult following among Texas' hip beverage connoisseurs, the head of the brand's United States presence, Gerardo Galván, confirmed to the Dallas Morning…

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Sober for 16 years, a rock star has a plan to tackle the opioid crisis

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Heroin nearly killed me. As a matter of fact, it did: For two minutes in 1987, I was pronounced clinically dead from an overdose. I was at the Franklin Plaza…

Sunday, Oct 1

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'Ali: A Life' is much more than a boxing tale; here's how Dallas-bound Jonathan Eig faced the challenge

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Jonathan Eig is no stranger to penning celebrated profiles of pioneers, from the courageous (Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig) to the criminal (Al Capone). But his latest,…

Studies linking football to brain disease deflated a bit by Dallas-based expert

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Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page Concussions have become a routine part of football at every level, and new research suggests repeated head trauma may lead to a debilitating brain disease. But a…

Saturday, Sep 30

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Houston-area football players kicked off team for protest during anthem

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Two Houston-area football players were kicked off the team after they protested during the national anthem at a game Friday, the same night two entire Dallas ISD teams knelt during the anthem, according to the Houston Chronicle. After the…

Friday, Sep 29

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How Graham-Cassidy could give Texans better health insurance at lower costs

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Many agree the Affordable Care Act is in desperate need of reform. Some Texas families are paying more for their health insurance than they pay for their mortgages. They are also getting less access to care. According to their websites,…

Thursday, Sep 28

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Puerto Rico, Amazon, Mark Cuban, Nikita Khrushchev, National Anthem, Colin Kaepernick

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I took a cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. First stop was St. Thomas. The ship took on fuel and supplies there. I asked an officer why here and not San Juan. He said cost, port efficiency and less corruption. At the end of the cruise, I…

Wednesday, Sep 27

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Harvey claims another life: 77-year-old widow with flesh-eating bacteria

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A 77-year-old Houston woman who contracted flesh-eating bacteria when she fell in her flooded home during Hurricane Harvey has been added to the storm's official death toll. Nancy Reed of Kingwood, a northern suburb of Houston, died Sept.

Tuesday, Sep 26

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Texas lawmaker calls for impeachment vote over Trump's NFL remarks

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WASHINGTON — Houston congressman Al Green vowed Tuesday to force a House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, pointing to his latest remarks on NFL players protesting during the national anthem as grounds for his removal. Green, a…