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New complex at The Star in Frisco offers state-of-the-art tools to help athletes raise their game

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FRISCO — Athletes and others looking to raise their game need look no further than The Star in Frisco. Wednesday is the official opening of a one-of-a-kind facility that joins a health system, an NFL team and a public school district. The…

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'Toddlers are being detained': Migrant babies, preschoolers held in 3 South Texas centers

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Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.…

Tuesday, Jun 19

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Texas lawmakers want answers after 'Pain & Profit' series exposes widespread failure of care

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AUSTIN – D'ashon Morris, a foster baby who suffocated and ended up brain dead because a private health company refused to provide him enough home nursing, will attend his first legislative hearing Wednesday. He'll be wheeled in by Linda…

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Small businesses to get new health insurance option

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to…

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Rent-A-Center of Plano to be sold in deal valued at $1.365 billion

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Rent-A-Center said Monday that its board had accepted an $800 million, or $15-a-share, offer from Florida-based Vintage Capital. The deal is valued at $1.365 billion including debt. Vintage Capital had first offered $13 a share last fall…

Monday, Jun 18

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Carrollton doctor, 2 nurses go on trial in alleged $13 million scam to cheat Medicare

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Dr. Kelly Robinett's signature was worth a lot of money for one Dallas home health care company and its nurses, federal prosecutors say. They allege that the Carrollton physician put it up for sale to make a $13 million home health care…

Senate shuts down White House effort to revive ZTE

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Updated at 6:45 p.m. with result of the Senate vote. WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted late Monday afternoon 85-10 to block the Trump administration from lifting the “death penalty” imposed on ZTE, a Chinese cell phone giant with its U.S.…

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Man charged in family's death after charred remains found in southeast Texas

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A young family that had been missing for a week was found dead this weekend on a rural property south of Houston, authorities believe. The charred skeletons were unidentifiable, but an already-jailed man connected to the property was…

Sunday, Jun 17

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Birth triggered rare, deadly illness in mom until UT Southwestern geneticist solved the mystery

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Four days after Jessica Hitt gave birth to her first child, Olivia, the new mother became delirious. She started walking into walls and talking gibberish. Her husband rushed her to Medical City Arlington, the same hospital where she had…

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'Holding their breath': Trump's trade war puts Texas jobs over a barrel

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WASHINGTON — A trade war between the U.S. and its closest allies may scotch Robert Likarish’s growing whiskey business. The co-owner of Ironroot Republic Distilling in Denison fears the loss of a vital export deal after the European Union,…

Tommy Orange's 'There There' is an electrifying debut novel rooted in urban American Indian life

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Tommy Orange's riveting debut novel, There There, centers the story of "urban Indians" living in Oakland, Calif., preparing for a powwow. There are teenagers hoping to win the top prize for a traditional dance contest; a Native filmmaker…

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Jimmy Kimmel, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz face off in the 'worst basketball game ever'

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Hundreds of fans watched what can only be described as some really bad basketball Saturday at Texas Southern University as late-night host Kimmel faced Sen. Ted Cruz in the Blobfish Basketball Classic. After about 80 minutes, Cruz finally…

Saturday, Jun 16

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Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi? Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions says 2018 elections boil down to those choices

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SAN ANTONIO — Pete Sessions, acknowledging that his re-election bid would be hard-fought, said Saturday that his race and others would hinge on whether voters preferred the policies of Donald Trump or House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. …

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Ted Cruz warns Texas GOP: Trump's impeachment looms if Democrats win this fall

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SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Ted Cruz received a hero's welcome on Saturday at the Texas Republican convention, where he recounted victory after victory delivered by President Donald Trump -- and warned that he's in a fight for survival this fall. …

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U.S. 380 bypass options bring uncertainty to long-range plan for McKinney's future

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McKINNEY — More than 50 residents on Thursday gave their input on what they want to see in the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a draft vision for the city's future now clouded by uncertainty about the impact of a freeway proposed to…

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Mobility 2045 plan for North Texas envisions ways to keep millions more of us moving — and includes tolls

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The Regional Transportation Council on Thursday approved Mobility 2045, a plan for greener, more efficient transportation in North Texas. (File Photo/Staff) Phase 2 of work on Interstate 35E, from LBJ Freeway to U.S. Highway 380, is…

Friday, Jun 15

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Every vote carries weight as poll-weary North Texans settle the score in runoffs

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For many North Texans, Saturday will be a fourth call to the polls since February — and will bring the chance to make the most direct impact possible on an election. Several of the May 5 races for city and school board leadership positions…

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The wait is over: 36 small Dallas arts groups find out they got money from the Moody Foundation

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During the spring of 2017, the Galveston-based Moody Foundation surprised the Dallas arts community with a bold gesture. It would make available to the financially troubled AT&T Performing Arts Center a desperately needed $12 million. And…

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Nursing supervisor pleads guilty in health care scheme that led to early deaths for hospice patients

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A nursing supervisor for one of the largest hospice providers in North Texas has pleaded guilty as part of a $60 million health-care fraud scheme that prosecutors say included fatally overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love, 38, of…

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Even in death, Margaret McDermott creates a 'transformative' moment for her beloved Dallas Museum of Art

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In what ranks as one of the most significant moments in the history of the Dallas Museum of Art, the estate of the late philanthropist Margaret McDermott has made available to the museum a lavish collection of impressionist and modern art.…

Thursday, Jun 14

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Firewalking life coach admits to defrauding IRS with bogus tax returns

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Southlake mom, life coach and new-age firewalker Karena Mondrianh Ybarra had to give up her side gig as a tax preparer several years ago after the feds obtained an injunction against her for allegedly being a major tax cheat. The IRS civil…

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Abortion rights supporters sue Texas over dozens of laws they say restrict the procedure

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AUSTIN — Six organizations and one doctor sued Texas on Thursday in an effort to repeal dozens of abortion laws that have been on the books for decades. The laws challenged include the state's required 24-hour waiting period between having…

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Expect layoffs as D-FW mortgage industry deals with rising interest rates

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This week, mortgage lenders reported that demand for home loans was at a 3-year low. Demand for home refinance loans fell to the lowest point since second quarter 2014, according to a survey by mortgage giant Fannie Mae. With home loan…

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Attorney general's asylum ruling misunderstands domestic violence and miscarries justice

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On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions severely limited the ability of women and girls fleeing domestic violence to obtain asylum in the United States. In a rarely used maneuver, Sessions himself reconsidered the approved asylum…

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Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy gets uneven enforcement amid growing outrage

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THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY -- Rudy Ramirez-Mendez stood up from the courtroom bench, the chain shackles at his waist and ankles clanking as the mass hearing where he was being accused of entering the country illegally was nearing an end. "They…

Wednesday, Jun 13

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Frisco mayor cites 'drive to be great' in fast-growing city's next big projects

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Frisco's mayor borrowed a phrase from an NFL great to describe the outlook for his city that's in demand among residents and businesses alike. "The drive to be great in everything we do is a culture here in Frisco that starts on the fifth…

Monday, Jun 11

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Won't you spare a buck — or two — to feed a hungry kid this summer?

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Here's a persistent and sad reality that should spur North Texans to act: Tens of thousands of local kids are living in households where there's not enough to eat. Those children are in even more dire straits during the summer months…

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Several acres burn in Collin County after stolen SUV is set ablaze

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A blaze that started with a stolen SUV burned through several acres of wheatgrass in Collin County early Monday. Two people called to alert authorities to the flames near County Road 655 and South Gate Court around 1:20 a.m. The…

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Why are allergies in Dallas-Fort Worth so bad? Curious Texas investigates

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As summer approaches in D-FW, the time for sun, swimsuits and insufferable allergies has come. Runny noses and watery eyes will soon plague Texans, and while some complain, others are curious about the cause. Nat Dreyer, 67, of Allen,…

Saturday, Jun 9

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Bats, bugs and amoebas, oh my! Which creepy-crawlies you should be wary of this summer

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It’s about to be summer in Texas, and that means warm-weather-loving bugs and parasites will be taking aim at you and your pets. For those who like to cool off with a dip in one of the state’s many natural watering holes, there are scary…