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Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, second from left, together with other transgender military members, from left, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army SSgt. Patricia King, and Navy Petty Officer Third Class Akira Wyatt, testify about their service before a House Armed Servic…

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, a framed copy of Avery Scurlock's memorial is shown in Avery's mother Brenda Scurlock's home in Lumber Bridge, N.C. Avery, who used the name Chanel when dressing as a woman in social settings and hoped to have sex reassignment surgery, was found sho…

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Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with w…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

The Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska, facing the same erosion problem that caused the village to relocate in the 1960s. Grants to turn dredged sediment into Texas marshland and to protect a small Alaska community from the Bering Sea are among 44 announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Simon Bekoalok stands where the eroding land was when he was a child growing up in the now abandoned village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. Grants to turn dredged sediment into Texas marshland and to protect a small Alaska community from the Bering Sea are among 44 announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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Law enforcement work the scene where two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, outside a Walmart store in Duncan, Okla. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said.

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Law enforcement work the scene where two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, outside a Walmart store in Duncan, Okla. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said.

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This undated photo provided by the Plano Police Department shows Kemond Smith. Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there. Plano police say they arrested Smit…

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Flowers are left at the portal for Chad A. Powell, one of 12 people killed in the 1999 Bonfire collapse, during a ceremony, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy at Texas A&M's Bonfire Memorial in College Station, Texas.

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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1999, file photo, Texas A&M students and rescue workers gather at the base of the collapsed bonfire stack as the search continues for victims, in College Station, Texas. More than 1,000 people gathered at a memorial to honor the people who died 20 years ago when a…

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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1999 file photo, a body is carried from the pile of toppled lumber that was to be the traditional Texas A&M bonfire in College Station, Texas. More than 1,000 people gathered at a memorial, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, to honor those who died 20 years ago when the tower…

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from r…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Texas industrial sand mining company’s announcement that it has devalued two of its mines marks the bleak conditions facing Wisconsin’s frac sand industry.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Monday:

Needed infrastructure and trade agreements likely won’t happen as long as Democrats press for impeaching President Donald Trump, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Tyler said Friday.

State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, returned to his Harrison County roots last week and addressed an audience at the Harrison County NAACP while on the campaign trail in his run for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat.

AUSTIN — Whether you’re in need of notebooks, rulers or running shoes, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and other items during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A statewide dust-up between the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and the leader of a hard-right political group left at least two East Texas lawmakers scratching their heads as they tried to learn whether — and why — the House leader would target their neighbor, state Rep. Travis Clardy.

The parents of three Boy Scouts electrocuted at an East Texas lake in 2017 were celebrating news Monday that regulations were coming to help prevent a similar occurrence again.

A controversial elections bill that would raise penalties for certain election-related offenses and establish tighter rules for assisting disabled, elderly or absentee voters is set for a public hearing and vote this week in a Texas House committee.

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

Blasting the Senate for taking a symbolic approach on school district taxes, a panel of House lawmakers heavily altered then approved the upper chamber’s version of priority property tax legislation late Thursday. And committee members pointedly included a provision meant to rebut claims tha…

This week we passed the 100-day point of the 86th legislative session. From here on in, it is a mad dash until May 27, when the Legislature adjourns “sine die” or without a day. The days, hearings and debates get longer as more and more legislation comes before the House. In fact, Wednesday,…

Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been apprehended or turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley has already surpassed last year’s total, the agency said Monday.

After facing unexpected friction in Texas’ Republican-dominated legislature, a pair of bills to override local rules mandating paid sick leave and standardize employment practices across the state passed the Senate on Thursday over the objections of LGBTQ advocates who have warned the bills …