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Cases of polio-like illness may have peaked, says UT Southwestern doctor

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Updated and republished on Monday Oct. 22 to reflect new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every two years since 2014, small clusters of children across the U.S. have developed sudden paralysis, and experts…

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More than 55000 Dallas County residents have voted early so far, surpassing last midterm election in 2014

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Updated at 8:08 p.m.: to include the latest numbers from across the state. Final numbers will be available Tuesday. AUSTIN -- On the first day of early voting in Texas, voters have been showing up to the polls in force, leading to long…

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How $184k in campaign cash took down another public official in Dallas County school-bus scandal

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A $70 million corruption scandal involving an obscure agency that ran Dallas-area school buses has taken down another public official. This time it's Larry Duncan, former board president of the now-defunct school bus agency and the third…

Monday, Oct 22

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'He's not Lyin' Ted anymore, he's Texas Ted' says Trump, heading to oversold Cruz rally in Houston

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This is a developing story and will be updated with detail from rally. Updated at 3:10 p.m. with Trump's comments at the White House. HOUSTON -- After initially picking an 8,000-seat arena for Monday night's rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, the…

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Beto O'Rourke goes back to his sunny campaign style as Ted Cruz presses the attack

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After more than a week of pointed criticism of Senate race rival Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke this weekend was back to his natural, sunny style of campaigning. Gone were the references to "our junior senator" that O'Rourke began making more…

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Think you want to wear your Beto O'Rourke or Ted Cruz shirt to the polls? Think again — it's illegal

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If you're thinking about wearing a “Beto for Senate” or “Ted Cruz Tough as Texas” T-shirt to vote in the midterm elections, you might want to think again — it's illegal. It's one of the lesser-known ground rules you should know before…

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Beto O'Rourke quietly supports Trump's impeachment; Ted Cruz is eager to raise the specter

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SUGAR LAND — On the eve of President Donald Trump's arrival for their big rally, Sen. Ted Cruz revved up Houston Republicans by reminding them that his opponent wants to impeach the president. "Do we agree with Beto O'Rourke that we should…

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Colin Allred is a son of his Dallas district. Can he unseat the man who's represented it for decades?

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Colin Allred was raised by a single mother under challenging circumstances, rising to become an NFL player, lawyer and now an improbable candidate for Congress. But Judith Allred had help — from family, public school teachers, bookstore…

Sunday, Oct 21

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A onetime believer in the Saudi crown prince says she cannot explain Khashoggi

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Earlier this month, the Saudi Arabian dissident and writer Jamal Khashoggi was in Istanbul, where he visited the Saudi Consulate. Since that time, there is no record of his whereabouts, and Turkish investigators believe he was murdered…

Saturday, Oct 20

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Ted Cruz jokes Beto O'Rourke may lead Hondurans' caravan, as challenger blasts Trump border policies

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HOUSTON — With two days left before early voting starts, the Texas Senate hopefuls fired up supporters Saturday with passionate but diametrically opposed messages about immigration. Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, said in…

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4.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Texas Panhandle near Amarillo, the latest in a trend of tremors

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Updated at 2:25 p.m. Saturday with more details. AMARILLO — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles …

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Grand Prairie girl, 9, dies amid parents' legal battle to keep her on life support

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The 9-year-old Grand Prairie girl at the center of a legal battle in Fort Worth has died, according to the family's attorney. Payton Summons' heart stopped around 8:30 p.m. Friday, lawyer Justin Moore said in a Twitter post. "Known by…

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This week in Amazon-o-mania: When Amazon picks HQ2, it's also making an urban vs. suburban choice

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Soon, when Amazon discloses its HQ2 pick, it's going to be making another kind of geographic decision. In addition to picking one of 20 locations it selected in January as finalists, it will be making a suburban vs. urban choice. Dallas…

Friday, Oct 19

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Ted Cruz says his problems with Donald Trump and his supporters are in the past

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This is a developing story and will be updated after Cruz's appearance in Fort Worth. FORT WORTH — When it comes to President Trump, Ted Cruz says bygones are bygones. More importantly, Texas' junior senator says he's mollified voters who…

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What would you do with $1 billion? Mega Millions jackpot winner may be announced Friday

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Updated October 19 at 11:20 a.m. to reflect prize increasing to $1 billion. Who wants to be a billionaire? The Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to a whopping $1 billion Friday morning, making it the second-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery…

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Lewisville High School locked down briefly after anonymous 911 caller reported a threat

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Classes have resumed at Lewisville High School after a brief lockdown linked to a social media threat Friday morning, police said. In addition, Lewisville Police Capt. Jesse Hunter said the department received a 911 call from a student who…

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Ted Cruz: Don't separate immigrant families; if Saudis murdered journalist there must be 'significant repercussions'

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After first declining the editorial board's invitation to meet ahead of elections next month because of scheduling issues, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was able to stop by on Thursday for a discussion. Board members pressed him on his…

Thursday, Oct 18

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Trump rally with Ted Cruz moved to far bigger 18000-seat arena in Houston

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Updated at 3:30 p.m.: Revised to include comment from a Toyota Center spokesman. WASHINGTON -- The Trump campaign has moved that rally Monday night for Sen. Ted Cruz -- which the president vowed to hold in the "biggest stadium in Texas" --…

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Ted Cruz meets with Dallas Morning News editorial board later today

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This story will be updated from Cruz's meeting with The News' editorial board. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz has agreed to meet with the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News on Thursday afternoon. The meeting is set to begin one hour…

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Watch: Mystery woman abandons 2-year-old at random home in Houston area

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A 2-year-old boy was abandoned by a woman caught on camera at a Houston-area home Wednesday. Home surveillance video captures images of a woman leaving the boy and some belongings around 8:20 p.m. at a home in the 30700 block of Legends ...

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New lounges at DFW Airport cater to all types of fliers

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Travelers flying out of DFW International Airport's Terminal D this month will have a new lounge to grab a drink or bite to eat at — no airline status required. Airport Lounge Development opened a new, larger version of its The Club…

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Smugglers may be taking advantage of Trump's policies as immigrant families again surge across border

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More than 4 in 10 immigrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border were traveling in families or as unaccompanied minors in the fiscal year that just ended, and the number of such families arriving in the U.S. broke a monthly record in…

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Water level at high-risk Lewisville Lake dam is being closely monitored after record rainfall

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Officials are keeping a close eye on the Lewisville Lake dam, where water level has been rising after several days of downpours on top of record rainfall this season. The lake was the subject of a Dallas Morning News investigation into the…

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Battle of the rodents in Texas Senate race: Beto's blind squirrel vs. Cruz's missing hamster

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SAN ANTONIO — There's a saying in politics that it's a bad idea to let any charge go unanswered. It is perhaps entirely coincidental, however, that the morning after Rep. Beto O'Rourke shared an endearing story of the blind squirrel his…

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Beto O'Rourke takes sharper tone against Ted Cruz in new ads, accusing him of stoking fears

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Updated at 1:40 p.m. to include Cruz's reaction to ads and information on upcoming campaign events. SAN ANTONIO -- After six weeks of being a TV ad-war pincushion, Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke belatedly began poking Sen. Ted…

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Donald Trump calls Beto O'Rourke a 'flake' who would 'blow it all' after Democrat debates Ted Cruz

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WASHINGTON -- Beto O'Rourke has earned presidential insult status. The Democratic challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz reached that dubious threshold early Wednesday when President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lash out at O'Rourke by name as…

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Body found in rain-swollen lake; floodwaters destroy bridge in Central Texas

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A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains. Video shows the…

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5 things to know about Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz's massive fundraising hauls

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WASHINGTON — The Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke has spurred a fundraising frenzy unlike anything seen before in politics — in Texas or anywhere else. O'Rourke, the Democratic challenger, announced last week that he'd raised…

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Watch Texas Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke debate before the 2018 midterm elections

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SAN ANTONIO — Texas voters will get one more chance to compare Sen. Ted Cruz side-by-side to Rep. Beto O'Rourke tonight, when the rivals meet for a live debate from San Antonio. Much has changed in the 24 days since their first televised…

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AT&T restores internet service to Dallas-area customers hours after lightning damaged Richardson facility

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Update at 11 p.m. Monday: An AT&T spokesperson told Dallas news outlets that internet customers in North Texas who had lost access to their service had it restored around 10:30 p.m.. CBSDFW's Tami Carr quoted a statement that said: "Our…