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Behrens moves from fire marshal to assistant parks director

Behrens moves from fire marshal to assistant parks director

Laura Behrens, who was chosen in 2013 as Denton's first female fire marshal, started her new position on Monday. Behrens was responsible for investigating fires, conducting fire safety inspections and overseeing the Denton Fire Department's public education efforts.

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Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

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ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

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Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead weeks ago.