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Source: NBC News

Even with Trump funding cuts, group seeks out Latinos to enroll in healthcare

Today 10:51 GMT

In this first year of enrollment under a Trump administration, the forum finds itself tiptoeing through the sticky politics of health care as its staff tries to reach Latinos in liberal Austin and Latinos who have migrated into the Republican communities and counties surrounding Texas' capital.

Since enrollment first began in 2013, Latino HealthCare Forum has been helping Latinos sign up for health care insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

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Source: The Guradian

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Today 08:06 GMT

The person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were matched to cats owned by a 46-year-old Texas woman.

The government is seeking Poff’s continued detention ahead of trial, alleging a “high risk” that she will attempt to interfere with witnesses if released on bail.

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Source: New York Times

Cat Hair Links Woman to Bombs Mailed to Obama and Texas Governor, Officials Say

Today 09:56 GMT

Julia Poff nursed a grudge that prompted her to mail homemade explosive devices to President Barack Obama and Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, the authorities said, adding that hair from a pet cat helped them connect her to one of the bombs.

So, on Oct. 2, 2016, Ms. Poff mailed homemade explosive devices to Mr. Abbott at the governor’s mansion, Mr. Obama at the White House and the commissioner of the Social Security Administration in Gwynn Oak, Md., federal prosecutors said.

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Source: Fox News

Suspect in fatal Texas cop shooting captured

Friday 23:51 GMT

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas trooper with the Department of Public Safety was captured after an hours-long manhunt on Thursday.

Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, 62, was conducting a traffic stop on the southbound shoulder of I-35 in Temple at approximately 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 when his patrol unit was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup, according to Fox 7 Austin.

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Source: The Guradian

Sessions orders review of gun background check system after Texas church shooting

Friday 01:31 GMT

Three weeks after a gunman used an assault rifle purchased despite a court-martial conviction to kill 25 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has ordered a review of the US federal background check system for gun purchases.

In a memo released on Wednesday, Sessions gave the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 60 days to investigate and report on whether the US military and other agencies are failing to report information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Nics).

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Source: Washington Post

Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama and Greg Abbott. The Texas governor opened his.

Friday 01:32 GMT

A Texas woman has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to former president Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that could have maimed or killed them, according to documents filed in district court last week in Houston.

She was known to dislike Obama, the investigators said, and was “upset with Greg Abbott” because “she had not received support from her ex-husband,” according to the documents.

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Source: Global News

Invisible planes, water jobs and other things Donald Trump said in Thanksgiving speech to Coast Guard

Friday 22:48 GMT

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and Donald Trump visited a Coast Guard Station in Florida to serve a Turkey lunch to the service members on duty for the holidays.

During the speech he thanked the Coast Guard for their work in hurricane relief, and praised U.S. military equipment like the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Day message to U.S.: Look at all I’ve done. “It is an honour to be here, I have to tell you.

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Source: NBC News

Texas Rep. Joe Barton may be a victim of revenge porn

Friday 21:52 GMT

Texas Rep. Joe Barton believes he might be the victim of revenge porn after a nude selfie and sexually-charged text message of his appeared on an anonymous Twitter feed.

If Texas has jurisdiction, one section of the Relationship Privacy Act, that state’s revenge porn statute, criminalizes intentionally disclosing images of a victim’s intimate parts without consent, where the image also reveals the identity of the victim too.

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Source: NBC News

Republican congressman apologizes after nude photo, lewd text surface

Thursday 18:11 GMT

U.S. Rep. John Barton, R-Texas, made his mea culpa in a statement after a nude photo and a salacious sext surfaced on social media.

The close-up photo of Barton’s genitals first appeared on an anonymous Twitter account and hit the web about a month after the veteran lawmaker announced his intention to run for re-election.

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Source: NBC News

At Texas church where mass shooting occurred, pastor keeps faith through holidays

Thursday 21:50 GMT

First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy said he turned the radio to his daughter's favorite Christmas station on Wednesday morning because he knew she would be disappointed if the tragic mass shooting here also killed her family's holiday spirit.

Paul Buford, pastor of nearby River Oaks Church, has been at Pomeroy’s side regularly since the shooting, pitching in wherever he can as well as making counselors available for those struggling to handle the hardship of the holidays.

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Source: CBS News

AG Jeff Sessions orders review of FBI gun background check system

Friday 03:19 GMT

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.

Sessions directed the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine if other government agencies are failing to report information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Source: Washington Post

Congressman on tape tells woman he would report her to Capitol Police because she could expose his secret sex life

Friday 03:19 GMT

Who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police because she could expose his behavior, according to a recording reviewed by The Washington Post.

I am ready if I have to, I don’t want to, but I should take all this crap to the Capitol Hill Police and have them launch an investigation.

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Source: CBS News

Injured Border Patrol agent released from hospital; officials offer reward

Friday 00:35 GMT

An unidentified Border Patrol agent injured in an apparent attack over the weekend was released from a El Paso, Texas, hospital Wednesday, CBS News has learned.

The injured officer is in critical, but stable condition, said Victor Velasquez, the acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol's Big Bend Sector. Martinez and his partner's injuries were extensive: broken bones and major head trauma.

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Source: Common Domain

Was Border Patrol agent beaten to death by immigrants in Texas Or did he fall? The FBI is not sure

Thursday 02:29 GMT

A mysterious incident last weekend that left one Border Patrol agent dead in west Texas and another critically injured is being investigated as a possible attack, officials said.

The remote Big Bend sector, which includes almost a quarter of the southern border, is far from a migrant hot spot — mountains and a 510-mile stretch of the Rio Grande provide a natural barrier — but the Border Patrol reported an uptick last spring in drug smuggling all along the Texas border, with seizures of cocaine and heroin more than doubling.

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Source: Fox News

Border agent's death being investigated as 'potential assault'

Thursday 02:29 GMT

The FBI is investigating a border patrol agent’s death as “potential assault” after he was attacked Saturday while on patrol in Texas, a bureau official said Tuesday afternoon. Officials are still working to “gather the facts” of the incident, which left U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez dead and another agent, who has not been identified, injured.

BORDER PATROL AGENT APPEARED TO BE AMBUSHED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, BASHED WITH ROCKS BEFORE DEATH. FBI Spokeswoman Jeanette Harper told the San Antonio Express-News on Sunday that Martinez and his partner were “not fired upon.” While the FBI is investigating the attack on the officers as a “potential assault,” Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. said they’re currently treating the incident as an assault on a federal officer.


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