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Education
3:29 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

STAAR Results for Waco ISD Show Scores Going Up... and Down

Board members discussed this year's STAAR results Thursday night.

Waco ISD's preliminary STAAR results are out. The school board met last night to discuss the standardized test results for grades 3 through 12. Some schools showed improvements, but others, especially schools serving low-income areas, faced setbacks. 


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Politics
3:01 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Jeb Hensarling Will Not Run For House Majority Leader

Rep. Jeb Hensarling won't run for House majority leader.

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 1:35 pm

Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Dallas says he has decided against running to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader.

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Texas News
3:01 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Report: Dallas Out Of The Running For Hosting The 2024 Summer Olympics

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 2:18 pm

Dallas is out of the running for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still being considered for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 games, The Associated Press reports.

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World
12:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of The Islamic State Militants

An animated map shows how ISIS has moved through Syria and Iraq
NPR

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 9:11 am

As this animated map shows, the extremist group now known as the Islamic State has made major gains since early last year with the declared goal of establishing an Islamic empire, or caliphate, in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Politics
11:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Texas Conservatives Say Congress Must Break Gridlock on Immigration Reform

Although immigration legislation may be a tougher prospect now that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his primary to a Tea Party opponent, a number of Texas Republicans say they’ll keep urging Washington to change immigration law.
flickr.com/wallyg

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Now that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his primary to a Tea Party opponent, immigration legislation may be a tougher prospect.

But in Texas, a number of Republicans say they’ll keep urging Washington to change immigration law.

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