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Congress demands details on deadly attack in Niger

Congress demands details on deadly attack in Niger

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday, two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a political dispute in the United States.

Former Denton animal services director sentenced to 10 years probation, will pay $25K in restitution

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Denton's former animal services director Woodie Wilson was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution fees back to the city Wednesday in his 2016 felony theft case. He pleaded no contest to a charge of theft (over $30,000 and under $150,000) by a public servant and received deferred adjudication in Judge Sherry Shipman's 16th Judicial District Court.

Steve Chapman: President declares war on the Constitution

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Donald Trump is to conservatism as SpaghettiOs are to Italian food: a distant, crude and almost unrecognizable cousin. But last year, many conservatives who had trouble rationalizing a vote for Donald Trump settled on one decisive reason. Justices appointed by President Hillary Clinton, they said, could not be trusted to faithfully follow the Constitution.

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Partisan divide grows more extreme

Partisan divide grows more extreme

For Texans who long for a spirit of bipartisanship between Republicans and Democrats, the most recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune public opinion poll does not contain much good news.

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Indictments: Oct. 19, 2017

Indictments: Oct. 19, 2017

The following people were indicted by a Denton County grand jury on Thursday at the Denton County Courts Building. Mauricio Duran Jr. Randy Ridinger Jr.