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Bill could return power to Texas board of education

Bill could return power to Texas board of education

AUSTIN -- The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

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Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso Zaldivar

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."

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Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.