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Texas News
5:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

AG Files Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to supporters at Lavazza Espression on Congress Avenue in Austin.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera, Texas Tribune

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 2:15 pm

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not courts, to decide. 

The brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where the state is appealing a state district court judge’s February ruling that the ban is unconstitutional. The case pits two same-sex couples against Gov. Rick Perry, state Health Commissioner David Lakey and Abbott, who is also the Republican nominee for governor.

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Texas News
5:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Dallas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Cats And Dogs As Owners Return Their Pets

Volunteers stopped by Dallas Animal Services over the weekend to clean kennels and give baths to pets.

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 2:47 pm

Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center says its shelter is full and officials are encouraging North Texans to adopt.

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Science and the Environment
5:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules

Under the proposed regulations, coal power plants like this one will become a thing of the past.
Jonathan Warner/Flickr

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 3:26 pm

Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level since humans have inhabited the earth. The last time there was this much carbon on the planet was nearly a million years ago.

As the heat-trapping gas proliferates, the world warms, and the climate effects domino: droughts intensify, floods increase, ice melts and seas rise. The question now isn't whether human activity is changing the global climate; the question is what to do about it.

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Dinosaurs
5:24 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs At A Bad Time

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A team of geologists and paleontologists has agreed on an issue that you might have not realized was still in question: an asteroid, and the fallout from its impact, killed the dinosaurs. Some dinosaur experts were holding out on blaming the asteroid, saying that dinosaurs were already on their way out. The scientists say they're getting a better understanding of the "tempo" of dinosaur extinction.


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Food Deserts
5:03 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Can Urban Gardening Alleviate Waco 'Food Deserts?'

Jill Ament KWBU News

It’s hard to find healthy food in some Waco neighborhoods. These so-called “food deserts” often occur when grocery stores are too far away and residents are left to get nourishment from convenience stores or fast food. Urban gardening is just one way the city is combating these food deserts.


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