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Texas Lawmakers Look to End Ban on Open Carry of Handguns

The new Texas legislature will be looking into several new gun laws in the new year, including one that ends the ban on the open carry of handguns.

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Texas Lawmakers Considering Allowing Open Carry of Handguns

Despite being one of the most gun friendly states, Texas law still forbids the open carry of handguns. That could soon change.

The Associated Press reports that at least six open carry bills have been filed ahead of the next session of the Texas legislature. Governor Elect Greg Abbott has reportedly vowed to sign into law any bill that makes it to his desk.

The passage of such a bill seems like a sure thing, but fai

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A Guinea's health worker wearing protective suit poses at an Ebola Donka treatment centre in Conakry on December 8, 2014. The European Union said it had given an extra 61 million euros in aid to help fight the Ebola crisis raging in west Africa. The Ebola outbreak ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has claimed more than 6,300 lives, with health authorities in Conakry having registered more than 1,400 deaths. (Photo: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Time Magazine Names Ebola Workers ‘Person of the Year’ 2014

Time magazine has named Ebola workers as its Person of the Year for 2014 for "tireless acts of courage and mercy" and exposing the vulnerabilities of the global healthcare system.

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Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Building Dome before sunrise in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Congress will vote this week on a $1.1 trillion spending plan that would avert a U.S. government shutdown as Democrats agreed to roll back rules affecting banks, clean water and rest for truckers. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House to Vote on Spending Measure to Prevent Government Shutdown

Congress is moving closer to avoiding a government shutdown with a new $1.1 trillion spending measure.

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Texas Ranks High Among Most Affordable States to Live In

Good news my fellow Texans, we're livin' good. I mean, we all knew that, but it's always nice to read data that reinforces what we know to be absolutely true. The only states ranked better than the Lone Star State as most affordable states to live in: Kansas, our friends to the north, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. But, c'mon, Kansas and Nebraska? Really?

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Israel Indicts American Over Plot to Bomb Muslims

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has indicted a 30-year-old American Christian from Texas for plotting to blow up Muslim holy places in Jerusalem.

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DALLAS - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Harvey Oswald Tomb on November 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
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Texas Judge Hears Testimony in Coffin Case

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge will decide who should have the original casket that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Eric Williams - Jail Photo

Penalty Phase Begins for Ex-Texas Justice of Peace

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jurors are considering life in prison or the death penalty for a former justice of the peace convicted of killing a prosecutor's wife in North Texas.

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Jail Release Could Depend on Prediction of Risk

BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the cornerstones of the U.S. justice system is being shaken as bail reform efforts spread across the U.S.

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House Homeland Security Committee Hearing On Presidential Amnesty On Border Security
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Homeland Chief Faces GOP Critics on Immigration

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote this week to go on record as disapproving President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally.

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