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Texas: U.S. state in the United States
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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Mexico pushes U.S. to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism

Mexico's government on Wednesday doubled down on its assertion that the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans and urged the United States to ensure the..
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A week after Texas massacre, El Paso marchers condemn racism

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke on Saturday joined a march in the Texas border city of El Paso to condemn last week's mass shooting there, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump..
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Videos for Texas

Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation [Video]Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of meaningful gun legislation following mass shootings in the United States in..

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The Hardest-Working Cities In America [Video]The Hardest-Working Cities In America

Houston, Grand Prairie, Plano, and Austin, Texas, are among the five hardest-working cities in America. According to Business Insider, the cities were ranked by length of commute, time spent on the..

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'We have to shut down white supremacy': O'Rourke [Video]'We have to shut down white supremacy': O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday told people at a town hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma that it was 'not enough to not to be racist', but the country had to be 'anti-racist'. Rough Cut..

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How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy [Video]How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy

Business Insider reports Uber and Lyft are raking in big money from the 2020 presidential candidates . How? In total, 18 Democratic hopefuls spent more than $87,000 on rides and meals in the first half..

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How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP [Video]How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP

The once-safe Republican state of Texas is shaping up to be a competitive battleground. In July, four incumbent Republican congressmen all called it it quits, and will not run for re-election in 2020...

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O'Rourke Proposes Domestic Terror Agencies Combat Hate Groups, Gun Massacres [Video]O'Rourke Proposes Domestic Terror Agencies Combat Hate Groups, Gun Massacres

On Friday, Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem. O'Rourke wants to create federal domestic terrorism offices in a bid to combat hate crimes..

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Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill [Video]Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..

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Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy [Video]Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker revealed his solution for combating white supremacy. If he was elected he said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes. The..

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Ohio teen wanted to Ohio teen wanted to "Shoot every federal agent in sight": FBI

The FBI says 10,000 rounds of ammunition and assault type weapons were found at the home of Ohio teenager Justin Olsen earlier this month. Olsen was arrested on allegations he was planning to "shoot..

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O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout [Video]O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout

A shooting in Beto O'Rourke's hometown has thrown his flailing presidential campaign back into the spotlight. O'Rourke is being praised for his response to the El Paso Mass Shooting that killed 22..

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IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

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Texas Power Demand To Break Record As People Try To Escape The Heat [Video]Texas Power Demand To Break Record As People Try To Escape The Heat

Demand for electricity in Texas on Tuesday will break a record high that was hit on Monday. Texans are keeping their air conditioners cranked up in an attempt to escape the blistering heatwave baking..

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Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast [Video]Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast

Reuters reports demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday. Residents cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the U.S. Southeast. The U.S. National..

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Apparently, Threatening To Shoot Up Walmarts Is All The Rage [Video]Apparently, Threatening To Shoot Up Walmarts Is All The Rage

A man was arrested at home in south Texas on Saturday for making a terrorist threat involving a local Walmart. According to Newser, police say the man had said he planned a shooting at the store that..

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Democratic Candidates Call Donald Trump A Supremacist [Video]Democratic Candidates Call Donald Trump A Supremacist

Congressman Beto O’Rourke was asked after the El Paso, Texas shooting about President Donald Trump. He was asked if he thought Trump was a supremacist and O’Rourke admitted he is. According to..

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence [Video]Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence

Democratic presidential contenders are urgin Congress to take action against gun violence. According to Reuters, the U.S. faced two back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, leaving 31 dead. They are..

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2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

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A week after massacre, El Paso residents march against hatred [Video]A week after massacre, El Paso residents march against hatred

A week after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, activists on Saturday led a march in the West Texas city standing up against hatred and gun violence. Havovi Cooper reports

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Trump optimistic over firearms background checks [Video]Trump optimistic over firearms background checks

US President Donald Trump is voicing optimism that some sort of firearms background check measure will be instituted following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Mr Trump told reporters at..

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Yang Passes Beto In Iowa [Video]Yang Passes Beto In Iowa

Andrew Yang has qualified for the fall Democratic primary debates. Yang is the entrepreneur running a campaign centered on the promise of a universal basic income. Onetime Democratic phenom Beto..

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Racism is a Racism is a "white problem": Buttigieg

U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday (August 8) said he believed President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, and called for a stop to "racist tropes" coming from the White House...

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Booker calls for black journalists to speak up [Video]Booker calls for black journalists to speak up

U.S. presidential hopeful Cory Booker on Thursday (August 8) warned Americans not to be fooled by the "Dineyland version" of of history, saying racist violence has "always been a part of the American..

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Major Companies Are Giving Back To El Paso [Video]Major Companies Are Giving Back To El Paso

Community members and corporations are coming together to support El Paso, Texas. This is following the mass shooting that left 22 dead in a Walmart on August 3. Nearly $1 million in donations has..

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Texas shooting suspect told police he targeted 'Mexicans'

The suspected gunman accused of killing 22 people in a shooting rampage at Walmart in El Paso, Texas last weekend confessed while surrendering and told police he was targeting "Mexicans," according to..
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Death toll from Texas shooting rampage rises to 22, Trump to visit El Paso

Two more victims of a shooting rampage at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, died of their wounds on Monday, police said, raising the death toll to 22 in the massacre as U.S. President Donald Trump..
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Mexican man who shielded wife in Texas mass shooting dies

A Mexican man who threw himself in front of his wife to shield her from bullets in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, died on Monday, officials and his family said, raising the toll of Mexican..
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Mexico to open first terrorism probe of an event on U.S. territory

Mexico will investigate the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 people, including eight Mexican citizens, as an act of terrorism and may request the suspected shooter be extradited to..
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Two more Texas shooting victims die in attack, Trump to visit El Paso

Two more victims of a shooting rampage at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, died of their wounds on Monday, police said, raising the death toll to 22 in the massacre as U.S. President Donald Trump..
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Two Texas shooting victims die in hospital, raising death toll to 22

The death toll rose to 22 people on Monday in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, increasing with two deaths in a hospital days after a spate of shooting sprees, El Paso Police said on..
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Death toll rises to 21 in Texas mass shooting at Walmart

The death toll rose to 21 people on Monday in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, one of two weekend shooting sprees that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to condemn white supremacy.
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Texas suspect charged with murder in shooting labeled domestic terrorism

Texas prosecutors charged a man with capital murder for fatally shooting 20 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, one of two weekend shooting sprees that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday..
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Prosecutors charge Texas shooting suspect with murder, seek death penalty

A single capital murder charge was filed on Sunday against the man accused of killing 20 people and wounding more than two dozen others at a Walmart store in El Paso, a mass shooting authorities are..
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Factbox: Mother of three, army veteran, teenage boy among 20 killed in El Paso shooting

A mother of three young children and her husband shielding a baby, along with an Army veteran and a teenage boy were among the 20 people killed on Saturday in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El..
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Walmart massacre in Texas investigated by authorities as domestic terrorism

U.S. authorities investigating what drove a young man from the Dallas area to kill 20 people at a Walmart store hundreds of miles away in the border city of El Paso said on Sunday they are treating it..
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El Paso shopper, recently arrived from Mexico, took a bullet for his wife

Juan de Dios Velazquez had only moved to El Paso, Texas, with his wife Estela Nicolasa from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border in Mexico, six months before they were caught in Saturday's mass..
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Mexico considers litigation labeling El Paso massacre as 'terrorism'

Mexico's attorney general is considering litigation alleging that the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, in which seven Mexicans were among the 20 people killed, was terrorism, the..
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Democrats aim their outrage at Trump after two mass shootings

Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the U.S. political arena on Sunday, with some Democratic presidential candidates accusing President Donald Trump of..
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Mexico considering litigation over shooting of Mexicans in the United States: foreign minister

Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that the attorney general would consider litigation claiming that terrorism was committed against Mexicans in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, in..
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Democrats condemn Trump, white nationalism after two mass shootings

Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the U.S. political arena on Sunday, with some Democratic presidential candidates accusing President Donald Trump of..
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Walmart says its training helped save lives in prior incident

Days before Saturday's mass shooting that killed 20 people at a Walmart Inc store in El Paso, Texas, another shooting erupted at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi.
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President Trump: 'hate has no place in our country'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that "hate has no place in our country" after two mass shootings killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio.
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Six Mexicans killed in El Paso shooting, Mexican president says

The number of Mexicans killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas has risen to six, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday, adding that seven other Mexican citizens were injured in..
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Factbox: Major shootings in the United States

Two mass shootings within 13 hours of each other left 20 people dead in Texas and killed nine people in Ohio, carnage that shocked a country that has become grimly accustomed to mass shootings and..
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Mexican official decries 'xenophobic barbarism' after El Paso shooting

A top Mexican official on Sunday condemned a shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 20 people, including three Mexicans, calling for an end to rhetoric that incites "xenophobic barbarism."
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After El Paso shooting, Mexico to take legal actions to protect Mexicans in U.S. -official

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that Mexico will take legal actions to protect its citizens in the United States, following a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 dead,..
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Thirty people die in two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

Thirty people died and dozens were wounded in two mass shootings within just 13 hours of each other in the United States, shocking the country and prompting calls from some politicians for tighter gun..
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SBS World News bulletin: 04/8/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: A deadly mass shooting in Texas, Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters, Australia-US talks held in Sydney and hundreds..
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Pope condemns spate of U.S. gun violence, prays for victims

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks on "defenseless people" in a spate of gun violence in three American states, including one that killed 20 people in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
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Texas police seek clues to explain Walmart shooting that killed 20

Police and FBI investigators in Texas searched for clues on Sunday to explain what drove a young gunman from the Dallas area to kill 20 people at a Walmart store hundreds of miles away in the border..
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Morrison laments 'terrible and evil' Texas shooting

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed his deep sadness over the "terrible and evil" shooting massacre which has left at least 20 people dead in the US.
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Tim Fischer calls on Americans to stand up to NRA following Texas shooting

Tim Fischer says the US must finally act on gun control after 20 people were shot dead in El Paso, Texas in the 249th gun massacre of the year in America.
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South Korea says Japan dispute to hit global companies, U.S. business

Export curbs Japan imposed in its dispute with South Korea will adversely effect global technology companies and hurt the operations of tech giant Samsung in the Texas state capital of Austin, a South..
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When the U.S. puts a border between migrant kids and their caretakers

On June 12, Gerardo, a 41-year-old indigenous bricklayer from Guatemala, appeared before a U.S. immigration judge in El Paso, Texas. Since crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally two months earlier..
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An ever-expanding job for border agents: sensitive decisions on migrants' fates

In a U.S. border patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, labels on holding cells indicate whether migrants have been selected - "yes" or "no" - for a new Trump administration program that sends asylum..
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'Help, 40 days here': Photos show migrants crammed into U.S. border facilities

Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the southwest U.S. border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas' Rio Grande Valley where some..
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'Ticking time bomb': Photos in U.S. report show families, children crammed into border facilities

Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the southwest U.S. border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas' Rio Grande Valley where some..
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White House defends migrant detention policy as criticism mounts

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday pushed back against mounting criticism of its migrant detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the Department of Homeland Security's..
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Ocasio-Cortez describes 'horrifying' conditions at Texas migrant facility

Migrants held at a border patrol station in Texas were being kept in "horrifying" conditions that included psychological abuse and being told to drink out of toilets, Representative Alexandria..
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Border agents feared riots by migrants at overcrowded station: U.S. government documents

U.S. agents at an El Paso, Texas border station feared riots by migrants being held in overcrowded and unsanitary cells and were "embarrassed" and "frustrated" by the detainees' conditions, according..
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Government inspectors detail overcrowding at U.S. border station: NBC

U.S. government inspectors reviewing a border station in El Paso, Texas, reported poor conditions for migrants, including overcrowding and a lack of sanitary conditions, NBC News reported on Monday,..
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Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border

Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across..
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U.S. ramps up Mexico asylum returns, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan

The United States has doubled the number of asylum seekers it sends back each day to Mexico from El Paso, Texas, a Mexican immigration official said on Friday, in the first sign of action following a..
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U.S. sending more asylum seekers back to Mexico via Texas border crossing: official

The U.S. government on Thursday began ramping up the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings by sending around 200 migrants back through the El Paso, Texas,..
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Senior Sinaloa drug cartel member extradited to U.S.: Justice Department

A senior member of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel who was charged in 2012 has been extradited to the United States and will appear in court in Texas on Wednesday to face racketeering charges, the U.S...
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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Mexican border shooting dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot while on Mexican soil by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired from across the border in Texas..
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Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border..
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Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.
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Migrants sleep on ground, rig awnings at Texas Border Patrol station

Reuters photos taken on Wednesday show adults and children outside the U.S. Border Patrol station for migrants in McAllen, Texas, sleeping on the ground and rigging up makeshift awnings with reflective..
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