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Op-Ed: World leaders ignore climate change as hundreds die

Denver - In India hundreds are dying from extreme heat. Rain, floods and tornados are lashing Midwestern states in the U.S. In Colorado, the menace is less dramatic: overgrown lawns and grumbling about Seattle-like days in Denver.

Op-Ed: Can weed control violent bikers in Texas?

Austin - Perhaps in a bid to slow down gangster bikers, the Texas legislature has approved medical marijuana. It isn’t likely to calm any aging bikers down.

Marijuana legalization bill advances in Texas

Austin - A controversial marijuana legalization bill is advancing in the Texas legislature and Texas Rep. David Simpson is urging his religiously conservative colleagues to back the bill.

Road rage leads to sword, home-made flail attack in Austin

Austin - An alleged instance of road rage Friday turned into something medieval, ending with attacks with a metal sword and a home-made flail.

Monster mile-wide tornado, softball-sized hail pummels Texas

Rio Vista - A monster tornado touched down in north-central Texas as part of a storm system that brought hail as big as softballs and dangerous winds. The tornado, described as a mile long knocked out power to more than 30,000 people.

Bill requiring cop canine training passes in Texas

In Texas, House Bill 593 may help prevent police shootings involving pets, and the bill is progressing through the Texas legislature.

Dallas County to take guns away from domestic abusers

Dallas - Starting as soon as this week, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department will start taking guns away from those convicted of domestic abuse.

Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

Austin - To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Indie artist Zach Nytomt discusses his current activities Special

The Austin-based performer released his debut album two years ago. This year, we shall be hearing quite a lot more from him. He filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Gun rights advocates rally for open carry in the state of Texas

Austin - In Texas, activists are rallying for open carry, an issue still causing quite a bit of controversy in both the political world and daily life in America.

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Port Arthur - Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

U.S. oil refinery strike spreads to largest plant in country

The latest round of negotiatons ended on Friday night with workers at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery in Texas walking off the job at midnight. The strike began on Feb. 1 in California and Texas. Louisiana plants will join at midnight Saturday.

Dogs returned to family after FedEx driver takes them

Houston - A FedEx driver in Texas who allegedly stole two puppies off of a front porch has been suspended. Home security footage posted on Facebook caught the driver in action taking the two French bulldogs, Sheila and Bruno from the Correa family.

Owner of pit bulls who killed a dog suing the dead dogs owner

Four pit bulls in Texas got through a fence and went into the neighboring yard, setting upon a 10-year-old beagle and killing him. Now comes the lawsuit but now also comes the twist - it's the owner of the pit bulls who is suing.

Toddler taken from parents over pot use killed by foster mother

Cameron - A 2-year-old Texas girl whose parents were stripped of custody largely due to her father's marijuana use was murdered by her foster mother, who was sentenced last Tuesday to life behind bars.

Texas, the U.S. wind energy leader now looks to battery storage

Dallas - Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, is the U.S. leader in installed wind energy. As its energy mix for electricity continues to change, it has begun to deal with the issue of battery storage similar to California and New York.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Washington - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

US Ebola patient 'flew on domestic airplane'

Washington - The second US health care worker infected with Ebola flew on a domestic airplane a day before her diagnosis, and health authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to interview 132 people on that flight.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

Texas man shoots and kills home invader

Houston - A Harris County man shot and killed one of three home invaders early Friday morning while his mother was trying to make breakfast.

Texas tracks 50 exposed to Ebola, 10 'high risk'

Dallas - Texas health officials were monitoring 50 people for Ebola exposure Friday, 10 of whom are at high risk of the disease after close contact with the first diagnosed US patient.

Texas monitors 100 people in US Ebola scare

Dallas - Health officials in Texas were monitoring 100 people for signs of Ebola and ordered four close family members to stay home as authorities investigate the first confirmed US case of the deadly disease.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

Suspect arrested in disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham

Charlottesville - The man accused of abducting UVA Sophomore Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Va. has been arrested in Galveston, Texas tonight. Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., 32, of Albemarle County, is facing a felony charge of abduction with intent to defile, among others.

Review: Ted Nugent — 'Shut Up & Jam!'

The Motor City Madman returns with his first album of new material since 2007's 'Love Grenade'. But is it any good? Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Star NFL RB Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Minneapolis - Twitter has erupted with reports star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child."

Fort Hood shooter asks to join Islamic terror group

Fort Leavenworth - The U.S. Army psychiatrist who murdered 13 people at a Texas military base in a 2009 rampage wants to join ISIS, the Islamic militant group currently terrorizing northern Iraq and western Syria.
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The album cover.
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Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
Jeff and Susan Wright and their two children in happier times.
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License plates
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Snow on the bushes at the post office where we stopped and turned around is often not found this far...
Snow on the bushes at the post office where we stopped and turned around is often not found this far South in Marshall, Texas, as we saw it on the road to Arlington, before we turned back.
In his attempt at becoming honorary fire marshall for the afternoon  Cap checks wind direction as th...
In his attempt at becoming honorary fire marshall for the afternoon, Cap checks wind direction as the fire comes to an end.
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas. Judge Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (in red circle) is leaving...
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas. Judge Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (in red circle) is leaving the Republican Party to run as a Democrat for the Texas Supreme Court
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An image of the highly populated city of Dallas, where the resolution was passed.
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Woodrow s run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expe...
Woodrow's run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expenses to stop animals from being dying each week when the new kill lists come out.
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Woodrow the dog is running for Governor of Texas in an effort to raise awareness for his friends who...
Woodrow the dog is running for Governor of Texas in an effort to raise awareness for his friends who are in shelters and need adopted.
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Fires in Texas are the kind that often require FEMA information or assistance.
Fires in Texas are the kind that often require FEMA information or assistance.
Cadillac style also showed up for the small--town Mardi Gras parade.
Cadillac style also showed up for the small--town Mardi Gras parade.
Texas  home of the oil and gas industry  leads the nation in wind energy
Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, leads the nation in wind energy
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Barack Obama campaigning in downtown Austin  Texas  February 22  2008
Barack Obama campaigning in downtown Austin, Texas, February 22, 2008
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Dust storm approaching Stratford  Texas. Dust bowl surveying in Texas.
Photo Date: April 18  1935
Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. Dust bowl surveying in Texas. Photo Date: April 18, 1935
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A new wildfire in the Texas hill country was quickly knocked down late Wednesday when firefighters w...
A new wildfire in the Texas hill country was quickly knocked down late Wednesday when firefighters with Bandera Fire Rescue arrived with their fast-attack brush truck.
Massive pileup on I-10 in Texas
Massive pileup on I-10 in Texas
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The Capitol building of Texas
The Capitol building of Texas
Eight year old Brandon Ivy
Eight year old Brandon Ivy
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Rick Perry  the governor of Texas
Rick Perry, the governor of Texas
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Texas gay rights advocates.
Texas gay rights advocates.
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