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SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Georgia plant explorer
  NACOGDOCHES  – Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at  7 p.m.   Thursday, August 13 , in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Ed...
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Washington: Commander and Friend (1758)
Washington: Commander and Friend (1758) Suffering from bad health in 1758, Washington resigned as Commander of the Virginia Regiment. The letter Washington receives from his Officers provides an ex...
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Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs to Gather for First-Ever ‘Navigate Life Day’
AUSTIN  –  The Task Force for Children with Special Needs (TFCSN) and the  Texas Health and Human Services Commission  (HHSC) announced that Aug. 1 will be the first-ever “Navigate Life Day,” a spe...
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Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughter sunbathed is arrested
A father shot was arrested after shooting down an $1,800 drone that was hovering over his sunbathing daughter. William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first degree criminal mischief...
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'Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament' coming up
The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its first "Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament," in which hunters will seek pests ranging from skunks to coyotes, Aug. 14-16. Some 75 percent of th...
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Medicare Turns 50 But Big Challenges Await
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half of all seniors were uninsured. Now the program covers 55...
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Pet Talk: Building the Ideal Dog House
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  For many centuries dogs have been referred to as “man’s best friend”. Many of us consider our dogs a part of the family and would do anything to protect them. Whether your dog stays primarily out...
Legion survey to measure effectiveness of PTSD/TBI treatment
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Legion survey to measure effectiveness of PTSD/TBI treatment Veterans asked to identify treatment programs they are using and to rate quality, access and timeliness of care The American Legion is c...
Facebook users worried by inability to control use
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A survey of 2000 people in the US who use Facebook regularly has found that a majority are worried that their use of Facebook is compulsive.   Of those that responded:   56% described their Faceboo...
Women's Center of East Texas rep speaks here
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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Tim Johnston of the The Women’s Center of East Texas explained its work in helping both abused women and men in a presentation to the Cherokee Rose Republican Women on Monday. The Longview-based ce...
Trump Tops Republican Pack By Wide Margin
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July 30, 2015 - Trump Tops Republican Pack By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Dems Trump Trump In General Election   PDF format Sample and Methodology detail With 20 per...
The Media's "Wave of Silence” on Sen. Bernie Sanders & Why
by THOM HARTMANN
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Two strong candidates have announced that they're running for the democratic presidential nomination. But the media is acting like it's Hillary Clinton against the Republican party. We’ll break thr...
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A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.


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Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe AirportLONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 jet with four people on board was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a nearby car auction site. It was not immediately clear how the victims were related to the late al Qaeda leader, whose family is one of the most prominent business dynasties in Saudi Arabia.


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