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Family of Man Killed at Fort Hood to Get His Purple Heart

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

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Man Who Caught Listeria-Related Meningitis Sues Blue Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013.

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About 170 Face Charges in Deadly Waco Gang Shootings

WACO, Texas (AP) — About 170 people have been arrested and a Central Texas restaurant and bar closed after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs left nine bikers dead.

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Incoming University of Texas President Declines $1M Salary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Documents say the incoming president of the University of Texas at Austin declined the school's offer of a $1 million salary.

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Listeria Contamination in Blue Bell Plants Goes Back 2 Years

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation found Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013. But the company didn't issue any recalls or shut down production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year — including three deaths in Kansas.

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Texas House Panel Gives OK to Recreational Marijuana

On Wednesday, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved legislation to legalize the buying and selling of marijuana in Texas.

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Texas Proposal Would Name Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

EVA RUTH MORAVEC, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teenagers to terminate a pregnancy if they can't get the required consent from their parents.

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Texas English Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year

BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school English teacher has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced the honor Monday for Shanna Peeples.

Peeples, who works at Palo Du

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Texas A&M Galveston Professor Fails Whole Class

When enough was enough, a frustrated professor at Texas A&M Galveston sent a lengthy email to his whole class explaining why everyone would get a failing grade.

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Lillington Man Receives Purple Heart for Ft. Hood Injury

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A retired soldier in Lillington has received his Purple Heart for injuries he suffered in the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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