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PRESIDENT OBAMA and top aides are now employing the “D” word — “destroy” — to describe U.S. objectives regarding the fanatical Middle Eastern force known as the Islamic State . Already, the group has seized far more of Iraq and Syria than is compatible with the safety and human...
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said. Instead of telling grand jury members...
amid a wave of school cheating scandals across the country, a landmark trial here is set to begin with school teachers facing up to 35 years in prison in one of the biggest academic misconduct cases in American history. Opening statements are expected to start this month in the...
A Dripping Springs school district pilot program designed to encourage kids to go without meat once a week during lunch has drawn the ire of state Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. READ MORE... http://www.statesman.com/news/news/meat-free-monday-lunches-in-dripping-...
The Internal Revenue Service is missing e-mails from five more employees whose records could shed light on the agency’s targeting scandal, but there are no signs that its personnel have intentionally destroyed evidence, according to an IRS review. READ MORE... http://www...
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said revealing in a memoir that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant to boost her campaign in its final stretch, but rather to help families facing a similar...
Most Texas public school students probably started the new school year behind in math, even if their grades and STAAR scores were fine last year. That’s because the state math standards had an earthquake-size change over the summer. Much of what is now required had been...
Americans overwhelmingly view Islamic State terrorists as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . The nation’s increasingly hawkish mood will form part...
As the health of two Ebola-stricken American missionaries deteriorated late last month, an international relief organization backing them hunted for a medical miracle. The clock was ticking, and a sobering fact remained: Most people battling the disease do not survive. Leaders...