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The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect's recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow congressman John Lewis. Mr Trump lashed out at Mr...
Image : Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Lawmakers filed bills Thursday to keep a system that allows students who fail STAAR tests to graduate from high school. Senate Bill 463 and its companion, House Bill 966, would make Individual Graduation Committees a...
Getty Images The transition plan announced by President-elect Donald Trump falls short of the standards met by every President since the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, according to the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Walter M. Shaub Jr. said that he...
Image: President Nana Akufo-Addo. Credit : Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Ghana’s new president delivered a passionate, poised and totally plagiarized inaugural address Saturday. Nana Akufo-Addo stole lines from two former U.S. Presidents’ own inauguration speeches — Bill Clinton...
Image : Golden Sikorka / ShutterStock AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating how a suspect handcuffed inside a patrol car was able to get into the car with a gun and shoot himself. APD protocol calls for searching a suspect for weapons before they are placed inside a...
School districts across Texas pulled in lackluster preliminary grades under the state’s new letter-grade accountability system that debuts Friday. Various Central Texas districts, including Austin, Leander, Hays, Georgetown, Bastrop, Manor, Elgin, San Marcos, Hutto, Dripping...
Image : Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider's long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks...
Image: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday to assure Republican lawmakers and voters that “the first order of business” for the incoming Donald Trump administration is to repeal ObamaCare. “It was a promise made on...
A Texas couple is suing Apple, claiming that its FaceTime app distracted a driver who rammed into the couple's car, killing their 5-year-old daughter. Parents James and Bethany Modisette are suing Apple for damages on the basis that the electronics giant failed to install and...