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Car rams into police at Capitol barricade; officer killed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the...

Senate advances bill limiting how, when voters can cast ballots, receive mail-in voting applications

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By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Senate Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for new, sweeping restrictions to voting in Texas that take particular aim at...

Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes

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By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Monday it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 Max...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

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By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Larry McMurtry, the prolific and popular author who took readers back to the old American West in...

‘Arrested Development’ actor Jessica Walter dies at 80

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Walter, whose roles as a scheming matriarch in TV's "Arrested Development" and a stalker in "Play Misty for Me"...

White Republicans in Texas refuse COVID-19 vaccine more than other demographic groups

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Sam Webb says he’s not against vaccines. His kids are up to date on their vaccines for school, and he got a flu shot...

Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at...

Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor dies amid COVID-19 struggle

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, has died. He was 65. His family and the...

Changes Coming: CDC relaxes COVID-19 guidelines for schools

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(AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the...

Bye Alpha, Eta: Greek alphabet ditched for hurricane names

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By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer With named storms coming earlier and more often in warmer waters, the Atlantic hurricane season is going through some...