North Texas officer shows hot car dangers

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It’s a tragedy that happens every summer, and sadly Texas leads the nation in the number of hot car deaths. Now, one North Texas police officer is demonstrating just how fast the temperature rises.

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Stunning supercell hovers over Texas

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A rotating supercell thunderstorm spun across the landscape near Jolly, Texas, on Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Three dead in Fort Hood shooting, including gunman; lockdown lifted on base
Three people were killed and at least six others wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas — the same base where a military psychiatrist killed 13 people 4½ years ago — military officials told NBC News.

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Shooting at Fort Hood military base, as many as eight wounded

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As many as eight people were injured in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas — the same base where a military psychiatrist killed 13 people 4½ years ago — military officials told NBC News.

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BREAKING: Shooting at Fort Hood military post, base locked down

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Driver faces murder charges after car hits crowd at SXSW club

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A suspected drunken driver faces capital murder charges after striking a crowd outside a downtown Austin, Texas, club being used as a venue for the South By Southwest digital conference, police said.

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Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban

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A federal judge on Wednesday declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional but left the ban in place while an appeals court considers the matter.

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Girl, 16, who survived 3,500-foot skydiving mishap is ‘miracle’

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Texas teenager Mackenzie Wethington went skydiving as a 16th-birthday gift and plunged hundreds of feet to the ground after her parachute failed to open. Though she suffered multiple injuries, she survived.

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Brain-dead pregnant woman taken off life support after prolonged court battle

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Marlise Munoz, who became brain-dead last year, was finally removed from life support after the Texas hospital caring for her complied with a judge’s order.

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Texas hospital says fetus of brain-dead pregnant woman 'not viable,' court docs show

A judge ordered a Texas hospital Friday to remove Marlise Munoz, who is pregnant and brain dead, from life support after the hospital acknowledged that her fetus isn’t viable.

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Appeals court reinstates most of Texas' abortion restrictions

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US military dedicates first national monument to combat dogs

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The United States’ first national monument to a soldier’s best friend, recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, was dedicated by the U.S. military on Monday.

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Judge strikes down Texas abortion law

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The ruling comes four months after Wendy Davis, now a candidate for governor, staged a 13-hour filibuster against the restrictions, which were set to take effect tomorrow.

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5-year-old Texas boy accidentally kills himself with napping babysitter's gun

A teenage babysitter was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of a 5-year-old Texas boy who accidentally shot himself with the babysitter’s gun while she was napping, authorities said.

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It's official: Filibuster star Wendy Davis will run for Texas governor

Wendy Davis burst onto the political scene in pink tennis shoes last June. But as the Democrat announced her campaign for Texas governor on Thursday, she’ll need some pretty rugged hiking boots to climb the uphill political path ahead of her.

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