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DNA sketch leads to confession in small-town Texas killing

DNA sketch leads to confession in small-town Texas killing

After her oldest daughter was killed in May 2016, Michelle McDaniel and the rest of her family isolated themselves in their small Texas town out of fear that the unknown killer could be standing in line with them at the grocery store or passing them on the street.

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Man charged in state trooper’s death

Man charged in state trooper’s death

DALLAS -- The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Judge strikes down Texas ban on common abortion procedure

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A federal district judge handed a victory to abortion rights groups Wednesday when he struck down part of a Texas law curbing access to the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation.

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Son of ex-Democratic governor enters Texas governor’s race

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Andrew White, son of the late former Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White, kicked off his longshot bid for governor Thursday, saying his mix of business-minded, conservative Democratic values can upend well-funded Republican incumbent Greg Abbott.

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