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Norman Rockwell's iconic images defined the Boy Scouts throughout the 20th century. Rosy-cheeked Scouts, solemn faces framed by short hair, looked as if they were gazing at goodness itself. They never appeared cynical or sardonic. Times were simpler when the Boy Scouts of...
President Barack Obama's deployment of 250 National Guard troops to the 1,254-mile Texas-Mexico border has intensified a politically charged debate over border security just two weeks before Obama visits the state to raise money for Democratic candidates. Republican Gov. Rick...
Federal agents on Saturday raided a Houston flea market and arrested 18 suspects wanted in connection with selling fraudulent documents, authorities said. More than 100 federal agents and local police served the federal arrest warrants Saturday afternoon at the Sunny Flea Market...
For Sylvia Flores, a private school voucher seemed like a winning lottery ticket. Flores lives in Edgewood Independent School District but desperately wanted a Catholic education for her son, Louis Flores. It was a dream that was out of reach until she heard about a...
Some ships prepared to move back to the site of BP's broken oil well Saturday as the remnants of a weakening Tropical Storm Bonnie rolled into the Gulf of Mexico. The rough weather is still expected to hit the area directly, but the storm — now barely a tropical depression —...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it was continuing its move toward a more humane immigration detention system with the launch Friday of an online database to locate detainees. Family members and even lawyers have long complained that it can take weeks to find...
A commission reviewing a disputed arson finding that led to a Corsicana man's 2004 execution for the deaths of his three young children said in a preliminary report Friday that the fire investigators used flawed science but didn't commit negligence or misconduct. Texas Forensic...
So long, nachos. Hello, brown rice. Dallas school students can also say goodbye to high-sugar cereals, potato chips and sundry other snacks when they return to school this fall. As part of a nationwide push against childhood obesity, the Dallas Independent School District is...
The closely watched cap keeping oil from spilling out of BP's Macondo well will stay closed even as support ships and crews evacuate the Gulf of Mexico in the face of Tropical Storm Bonnie, officials said Thursday. Government scientists are comfortable enough with the methods BP...