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    Court ruling on abortion not to affect Waco clinic

Court ruling on abortion not to affect Waco clinic

After a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Texas abortion clinics previously closed under restrictions by a Texas law have reopened.

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    Fundraiser strives  to end senior hunger

Fundraiser strives to end senior hunger

In honor of World Food Day, the McLennan County Hunger Coalition is asking people to buy lunch for a stranger today.

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    Houston subpoenas sermon recordings  in equal rights case

Houston subpoenas sermon recordings in equal rights case

The dispute over Houston’s equal rights ordinance has extended to the pulpit.

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    Poage Library celebrates 35 years

Poage Library celebrates 35 years

Tucked between Moody Memorial Library and the Jessie H. Jones Library stands a library that houses congressional records and personal papers related to the political history of Texas.

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    Thrift shop bus helps orphans

Thrift shop bus helps orphans

The red double-decker bus outside of Burleson Quadrangle today won’t be giving out rides, but it will offer students an opportunity to help orphans.

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    Gov. Perry ordered to be in court Oct. 31

Gov. Perry ordered to be in court Oct. 31

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Halloween as his defense team tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power against him on both constitutional and technical grounds.

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    Clinic closures result in longer waits for abortions in remaining facilites

Clinic closures result in longer waits for abortions in remaining facilites

The eight remaining abortion clinics in Texas are reporting a spike in the number of phone calls and longer waits for appointments after a federal court allowed enforcement of the last of Texas’ new abortion regulations.

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    Texas laws decreased number of student prosecutions

Texas laws decreased number of student prosecutions

Two Texas laws meant to prevent students from being prosecuted in adult court for minor infractions like disrupting a classroom are working as intended, court records show.

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    Jesus and Jedi Meet: ISR researcher writes on parallel themes between the Bible, Star Wars series

Jesus and Jedi Meet: ISR researcher writes on parallel themes between the Bible, Star Wars series

According to a book written by Joshua Hays, research fellow for Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, Star Wars themes mimic those taught in Scripture.

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    Demonstrations in Ferguson spread via activists’ efforts

Demonstrations in Ferguson spread via activists’ efforts

Activists throughout history have used the power of music, news coverage and social networking to spread movements, and the tradition continues with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo.

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