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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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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.

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"Merging Visions: Collections VII," the annual joint exhibition of the Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets' Assembly, is open in the Lightwell Gallery at the University of North Texas Art Building.

Dylanfest returns for annual engagement

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Tex Zimmerman and His All-Star Revue perform the ninth annual Dylanfest this weekend with the customary Sunday gospel concert and the main show on Memorial Day at Dan's Silverleaf.

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Militants besiege Philippine city

Militants besiege Philippine city

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide.

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Brazilian president sends troops out

Brazilian president sends troops out

Brazil's president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country's capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster.