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Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings
Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings

Snipers shot dead five police officers and injured six others in Dallas during a protest against police shootings of black men on Friday.

Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings
Texas Governor Rick Perry. ©Reuters/Mike Segar
Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border
Shannon Guess Richardson. Photo courtesy of delate.info
Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot

A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison

Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot
San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro. ©Reuters/Jim Young
Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary

President Barack Obama will announce Friday his plan to nominate Julian Castro, the charismatic Hispanic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, as US secretary of housing and urban development.

Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary
Asel Abdygapparova. Photo a courtesy of express-k.kz
Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial

Kazakhstan national Asel Abdygapparova convicted for life in prison in the US is awaiting retrial and possible reduction of jail sentence.

Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial
Erick Munoz, Marlise Munoz and their son. Photo courtesy of ibtimes.com
Brain-dead Texas woman's fetus 'abnormal,' lawyers say

The fetus being carried by a pregnant American woman already declared brain dead is "distinctly abnormal".

Brain-dead Texas woman's fetus 'abnormal,' lawyers say
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US actress pleads guilty to Obama, Bloomberg ricin plot

A 36-year-old actress from Texas on Tuesday pleaded guilty to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist, federal prosecutors said.

US actress pleads guilty to Obama, Bloomberg ricin plot
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US top court won't block restrictive Texas abortion law

The US Supreme Court Tuesday refused to block a law that restricts women's access to abortions in the southern state of Texas.

US top court won't block restrictive Texas abortion law
Texas abortion law passes despite protests
Texas abortion law passes despite protests

The Texas senate late Friday approved a bill setting some of the strictest limits on abortion in the United States, just weeks after a filibuster by opposition Democrats dramatically thwarted the measure.

Texas abortion law passes despite protests
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Texas executes 500th inmate since death penalty reinstated

The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed its 500th convict since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a record in a country where capital punishment is in decline elsewhere.

Texas executes 500th inmate since death penalty reinstated
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
Texas actress arrested in US ricin case

A Texas actress was arrested Friday for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist.

Texas actress arrested in US ricin case
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Solar plane to get inflatable hangar after Midwest storms

The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered entirely by solar energy was to leave Texas for Missouri Monday.

Solar plane to get inflatable hangar after Midwest storms
Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast
Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast

President Barack Obama on Thursday eulogized 12 firefighters who were among 14 people killed in a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town, during a week of tragedy in America.

Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast
Race to find survivors after 'nightmare' Texas blast
Race to find survivors after 'nightmare' Texas blast

Rescuers in Texas on Thursday combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after a massive blast at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

Race to find survivors after 'nightmare' Texas blast
60-70 dead, hundreds hurt in Texas plant explosion: media
60-70 dead, hundreds hurt in Texas plant explosion: media

Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas, local media reported, citing the local emergency manager.

60-70 dead, hundreds hurt in Texas plant explosion: media
Shooting on Texas campus injures three
Shooting on Texas campus injures three

Three people were shot after a fight at a Texas college erupted in gunfire Tuesday, sparking too-familiar images of frightened students escorted by swarms of police.

Shooting on Texas campus injures three
Joe Allbritton. Photo courtesy of politico.com
US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies

Texas financier and media magnate Joe Allbritton, who lost the scandal-racked Riggs bank to a hostile takeover after it was fined for helping Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet launder money, has died at the age of 87.

US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies
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Texas warns it could prosecute OSCE poll monitors

The southern US state of Texas has warned it could prosecute election observers from the OSCE, a global body that regularly monitors voting around the world, if they try to visit polling stations next month.

Texas warns it could prosecute OSCE poll monitors
Cleve Foster. ©REUTRS
Man executed in Texas for killing immigrant

An American man convicted of killing a Sudanese immigrant was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Texas after the US Supreme Court rejected his fourth appeal for a stay of execution.

Man executed in Texas for killing immigrant
Keynote speaker and San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro. ©REUTERS/Jessica Renaldi
'Latino Barack Obama' enters national spotlight

A telegenic young Texas mayor billed as a Latino Barack Obama in the making, Julian Castro, bounded on to the world's brightest political stage Tuesday.

'Latino Barack Obama' enters national spotlight
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