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Former Gov. Mark White dies at 77

Former Gov. Mark White dies at 77

Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77.

Departing inmates given overdose-reversing drug

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CHICAGO — Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combating the nation's opioid epidemic.

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New chief of staff Kelly to take over Monday

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WASHINGTON — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump's roiling White House as the new chief of staff.

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