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With the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under scrutiny, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul said Wednesday that such gear is appropriate for cities like Austin, which he said is subject to “bigger threats.” McCaul met with Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo...
When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to...
As President Obama nears a decision on taking broad executive action to reshape the nation’s immigration system, Republicans are threatening to force a confrontation over what they describe as a power grab by refusing to finance some or all of the moves. Senator Marco Rubio,...
Employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design are among the most likely to report feeling "underemployed" at their current jobs. This is according to a recent survey of 68,000 workers by salary information firm PayScale. Liberal arts majors (...
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit...
Pressed to explain why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told state lawmakers Tuesday that classroom instruction in the state had failed to meet the rigor demanded by the new tests...
The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said on Tuesday. President Obama, the officials said, was broadening his...
Parents of a toddler who was allegedly duct-taped to his nap mat by a Willow Park day-care center co-owner filed suit Tuesday against the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy. Kristi and Brad Galbraith allege in a lawsuit filed in Parker County that Heart2Heart was negligent in...
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of...