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Law Enforcement groups come out for gay marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

 

Midland ISD developing "Petroleum Academy"

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.

A&M System launches think tank with eye on state policy

Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute.

Texas' new Social Studies textbooks under fire

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Texas still tops census list of highest uninsured rates

The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has dropped slightly but continues to outpace every other state, according to early figures r

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

A 38-year-old Arlington woman is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday for the starvation death of her girlfriend’s son, Davontae Marcel Williams.

SpaceX one of two companies awarded NASA contracts

NASA announced on Tuesday that it will contract with two private companies, Boeing and SpaceX, to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2017.

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

(CNN) -- He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

Parents of Aurora shooting victim sue ammo sellers

(CNN) -- The parents of a woman killed during the Colorado theater shooting two years ago are suing four online retailers for negligence.

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

(CNN) -- You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.

Vikings: Adrian Peterson won't play until legal issues are resolved

Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.

Workaholism: Regain balance before you burn out

Just because you work long hours, slave away more intensely than your coworkers or hold down more than one job doesn't necessarily mean you're a workaholic. It's not that simple.

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.