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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 1 dead, 32 hurt
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district Thursday, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Calling it a terror attack, police said at least one person was killed and 32 were wounded, many seriously.
NASA leader picked as next chancellor for University of North Texas System
Lesa Roe, acting deputy administrator at NASA, will leave her 32-year career at the space agency to pursue a new career — chancellor of the UNT System. She's expected to be named the sole finalist for the position.
Arrest affidavit: Shooting victim said suspect owed him money
The victim in last week's shooting near Quakertown Park told investigators that the suspect owed him money before both men fired guns, according to a Denton police arrest affidavit.
Best view in Denton? New restaurant on the Square promises a lookout spot like you've never seen
County health officials confirm second human case of West Nile; more spraying scheduled
Denton County Jail inmate found dead in her cell
A 30-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday morning inside her cell at the Denton County Jail, according to Sheriff Tracy Murphree. Denton resident Stormye Murphey was booked into the jail on Sunday on a Denton police charge of assault causing bodily injury. Murphree said she was found unresponsive during a routine cell check Tuesday and was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m.
Governor suggests ‘bathroom bill’ likely dead — for now
AUSTIN -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House, while signaling that the twice-failed effort is dead for the foreseeable future.
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The Thoughtful Pastor: Nazi movement is embodiment of unexamined and unchecked white privilege
The voices of others, the left out, the hurt, the recipients of unfair and unjust practices bring too much discomfort, too much demand for change, too much release of privilege.
U.S., Japan discuss North Korean threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat.
Walter E. Williams: Women, men are equal
Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy.
David Annis: GMOs continue to bring arguments from both sides of the issue
No country has a plan to grow golden rice (a rice plant genetically modified to be a source of vitamin A) even though this crop has the potential of reducing millions of deaths annually and a half million cases of irreversible blindness in the developing world. Why? Back to risk yet again.
Monuments’ fate up to communities
The public debate about Confederate statues and symbols is heated but healthy. Do we leave them alone? Do we adorn them with explanatory plaques to bring more historical context to the viewer? Do we move them to private museums or put them in storage like a family might put an old heirloom in the attic?