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Texas News
5:04 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LIVE BLOG: The Upside Of 11 Inches Of Rain? Parched Lakes Get Some Relief

A car drives through a soaked intersection off of McKinnon Avenue and North Harwood in Dallas.
BJ Austin KERA News

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Update, 2:47 p.m.: Northern Wise, northern Denton, and southern Cooke counties received the most rain today, in some places, up to 11 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh tells KERA.

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Politics
5:03 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Patrick, Van de Putte Hone Their Immigration Messages

Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick, who are facing off in a fiery race to become the state's next lieutenant governor, address delegates at their respective party's state conventions in June.
Bob Daemmrich / Alyssa Banata/Texas Tribune

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 1:50 pm

As the recent surge of Central Americans entering the country illegally through Texas’ border with Mexico has drawn national attention, it has also become a major talking point for the 2014 candidates for lieutenant governor.

And while state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, have distinct differences on immigration and border security, political observers say they each have advantages as the issue remains at the forefront.

Van de Putte has indicated that the state should secure the border by providing local law enforcement with ample resources to ensure "that troopers can focus on catching criminals, not kids” while calling for immigration reform at the federal level to get to the root of illegal immigration.

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World
3:23 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

Mourners carry coffins through the streets of Tehran, Iran, on July 7, 1988, during a mass funeral for victims of a downed Iran Air flight. The U.S. Navy shot down the civilian plane in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 onboard, after mistaking it for an Iranian warplane.
AP

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 3:44 pm

Ukrainian officials say pro-Russian separatists may have shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard.

It's rare, but not unprecedented, for civilian airliners to be shot down. In fact, it's happened before in Ukraine, just 13 years ago.

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Business Review July 17, 2014
10:41 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Business Review: Sweeten the Deal

Key strategies for attracting and retaining employees for multinational companies.

July 17, 2014 Business Review

Likely Stories Book Review
7:47 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Likely Stories: The Chocolate War

Jim McKeown

Classic Young Adult novel with an enticing title and relevance to the epidemic of bullying grabbing the attention of educators today.

 

The Chocolate War reviewed July 17 on Likely Stories.

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