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Texas: U.S. state in the United States
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by 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.


U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Wednesday against 58 people accused of engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across..
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SpaceX launch pad transforms tiny Texas town: "Where the hell do I go now?"

A launch site for SpaceX rockets is next to a tiny neighborhood east of Brownsville, Texas, called Boca Chica, where the rocket company has transformed life
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Videos for Texas

White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation [Video]White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual..

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Drone footage shows bank building imploding in Dallas, Texas [Video]Drone footage shows bank building imploding in Dallas, Texas

The demolition of the old building was captured via drone.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:29Published

People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke [Video]People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says all Americans, regardless of party, want to do the right thing and change the law so that 40,000 do not die from gun violence each year. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Spin room reaction to third U.S. Democratic presidential debate [Video]Spin room reaction to third U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates gathered in the spin room after meeting in their third debate in Houston, Texas on Thursday (September 12), which saw some candidates taking shots at front-runner Joe..

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Trump Says Progress Was Made On Guns In Meeting [Video]Trump Says Progress Was Made On Guns In Meeting

Donald Trump says he had a “big meeting” on guns on Thursday, according to Reuters. It is being reported that progress was made on background checks and other issues. Trump told reporters that his..

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"I respect all of them": Trump ahead of Dem debate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday ahead of the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas that the eventual Democratic presidential nominee will likely be one of either Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren..

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Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused Of Killing 22 In El Paso Walmart [Video]Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused Of Killing 22 In El Paso Walmart

Shooting suspect Patrick Crusius was indicted for capital murder Thursday in an El Paso courtroom. Crusius is charged with capital murder for a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas...

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No Cussing At DNC Houston Debate [Video]No Cussing At DNC Houston Debate

The Democratic National Committee sent out an email to the 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns. The email reminded the campaigns not to use "foul language" in the upcoming Democratic debate this..

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Can Beto And Castro Make The Best Of The Texas Debate/ [Video]Can Beto And Castro Make The Best Of The Texas Debate/

Beto O'Rourke is a former Texas congressman. He's running for President. Julian Castro is the former mayor of San Antonio. He's also running for President. O'Rourke and Castro will appear in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off [Video]Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off

Democrats will hold a single debate for 10 U.S. presidential contenders on Thursday but the spotlight will likely be on frontrunner Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, whose support rose more than that of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..

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Trump presents Dayton police officers with medal of valor [Video]Trump presents Dayton police officers with medal of valor

President Trump on Monday, presented six police officers, who stopped the gunman in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio last month, with the Medal of Valor and Heroic Commendations. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Walmart to end sales of ammunition for handguns, assault-style weapons [Video]Walmart to end sales of ammunition for handguns, assault-style weapons

Walmart on Tuesday said it would discontinue sales of some ammunition - for short-barrel rifles and handguns - in stores across the United States, in response to the mass shootings in Texas last month..

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Weak factory data weigh on Wall Street [Video]Weak factory data weigh on Wall Street

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as investors worried about global growth prospects after data showed U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since 2016 and the United States and China..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster [Video]Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster

The Trump administration has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder. The US has experienced virtually countless mass shootings over the years...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Odessa mourns victims of shooting spree [Video]Odessa mourns victims of shooting spree

Residents of Odessa, Texas gathered on Sunday (August 1) to remember the seven people killed in a mass shooting that began with a routine traffic stop during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Beto O'Rourke pushes gun reform in wake of Texas shooting [Video]Beto O'Rourke pushes gun reform in wake of Texas shooting

Democratic presidential candadidate Beto O'Rourke urged stricter gun laws on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday. Rough cut. No reporter narration.

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Newly Relaxed Texas Gun Laws Go Into Effect One Day After Mass Shooting [Video]Newly Relaxed Texas Gun Laws Go Into Effect One Day After Mass Shooting

Several new laws in Texas ease restrictions for gun owners to carry weapons and store ammunition in public places. The nine laws kick into effect just one day after seven people were killed and 21 were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Death toll in Texas shooting rises to 7: police [Video]Death toll in Texas shooting rises to 7: police

The death toll in Saturday's gun rampage in West Texas rose to seven on Sunday, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said. It's the second mass shooting to rock the state in less than a month. Gavino..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Trump Says Mass Shootings Would Have Happened Even With Background Checks [Video]Trump Says Mass Shootings Would Have Happened Even With Background Checks

As Americans mourned following the country's most recent mass shooting, President Donald Trump weighed in on gun violence. According to Reuters, Trump said that background checks on gun purchasers..

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"We got really lucky today": Witness on TX shooting

A tearful Shauna Sexton says she had her grandson in her car Saturday when the suspect in the Odessa, Texas shooting pointed the gun at her. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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At least five dead after man goes on shooting rampage in Texas [Video]At least five dead after man goes on shooting rampage in Texas

At least five people are dead after a man stopped by Texas state troopers for failing to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people as he drove before being killed outside a..

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Five killed, including gunman, in West Texas shooting [Video]Five killed, including gunman, in West Texas shooting

A white male in his 30s who was known to police killed four people and wounded 21 others on Saturday in a gun rampage between the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa, authorities said. Emer..

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At least 5 killed in Texas shooting: Police [Video]At least 5 killed in Texas shooting: Police

Five people were killed, including a shooter, and around 21 were injured in a gun rampage in the cities of Midland and Odessa in west Texas on Saturday, police said. Gavino Garay reports.

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What happens when SpaceX moves in next door: "Where the hell do I go now?"

A hover test by a Starhopper rocket at SpaceX's launch site is the latest move by founder Elon Musk to eventually take humans to Mars. The launch site is next to a tiny neighborhood east of..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Texas braces for life-threatening floods

Flash flood watches are in effect as tropical depression Imelda pushes inward. Also, there’s growing fallout after the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. All that and all that matters in..
CBS News - Published

Toyota invests $391 million in its Texas truck assembly plant

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it was investing $391 million in its pickup truck assembly plant in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the Japanese automaker's plan to invest $13 billion in its U.S...
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Houston prepares for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda

Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon
CBS News - Published

NYC's Charging Bull to be fixed after banjo attack

Art restorers examined New York's Charging Bull statue Tuesday after the iconic piece was vandalized last week. A Texas man was arrested on charges of attacking it with a banjo. (Sept. 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

How Bon Appétit magazine picked its 2019 Restaurant City of the Year

Bon Appétit magazine's 2019 Restaurant City of the Year is Dallas, Texas. Associate editor Hilary Cadigan sat down with CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan to discuss why the city topped the list.
CBS News - Published

Triple threat: Texas faces floods, Humberto nears Bermuda and a tropical depression forms in Atlantic

While Hurricane Humberto nears Bermuda, there's flooding in Texas and Tropical Depression Ten is spinning up in the Atlantic
USATODAY.com - Published

Bon Appétit reveals the 2019 Hot 10, a list of the country's best new restaurants

“CBS This Morning” is revealing Bon Appetit magazine's "Hot 10,” its list of the ten best new restaurants in America. Number three is Longoven in Richmond, Virginia. Number two is Khao Noodle..
CBS News - Published

U.S. asylum-seekers get cases heard in "tent courts"

The Trump administration began hearing cases for asylum-seekers in "tent courts" in south Texas Monday. The hearings are for migrants who've been forced to wait in Mexico for their U.S. immigration..
CBS News - Published

Galveston protesters demand horseback arrest video

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Galveston, Texas on Sunday evening to demand that the police department release body camera video of the controversial August arrest of a black man by two white..
USATODAY.com - Published

"Tent courts" open along southern U.S. border

The Trump administration is opening "tent courts" today to review cases from asylum-seekers affected by the president's "Remain in Mexico" policy. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal is outside..
CBS News - Published

Drone captures Dallas bank implosion

A drone captured the moment the Republic National Bank in Dallas, Texas was imploded.
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U.S. may tap into oil reserves after attacks at Saudi oil sites

"I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various other states," the president tweeted
CBS News - Published

Trump to meet with India, Australia leaders in U.S. next week

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet next week with the leaders of India and Australia at events in Texas and Ohio to promote trade and investment.
Reuters - Published

Lily Avant, 10, contracted a 'brain-eating' amoeba after swimming in a Texas river. Now she's fighting for her life

Lily Avant, 10 was hospitalized after her family says she contracted a rare 'brain-eating' amoeba while swimming in a Texas river.
USATODAY.com - Published

After U.S. court ruling, Honduran newlyweds among migrants clinging to asylum dream

Led by a dream of marrying on U.S. soil, a young Honduran couple traveled thousands of miles from their home in the port city of La Ceiba, narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Mexico before seeking asylum..
Reuters - Published

Greenpeace members face felony charges in Houston bridge protest

Texas authorities on Friday charged 31 people involved in a protest that shut a key Houston oil artery under a state law that makes it a felony to disrupt energy pipelines and ports.
Reuters - Published

Houston climate protesters charged with violating 'infrastructure law': sheriff

Climate protesters, who dangled beneath a bridge on Thursday shutting the channel to the nation's busiest petrochemical port at Houston, were charged on Friday with violating a new Texas law that..
Reuters - Published

O'Rourke in Twitter 'threat' row with Texas rep.

A Texas state representative was criticized for tweeting he had an assault weapon ready for Democratic president candidate Beto O'Rourke. (Sept. 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Salini Impregilo in deal to help build Texas high speed train: statement

Italian builder Salini Impregilo and its U.S. subsidiary Lane Construction Company have signed a contract to help build a new high-speed train line in Texas, the developing company Texas Central said..
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Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke's call for the buyback of military-style assault weapons was met with what O'Rourke called a "death threat" from one Texas lawmaker.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump trade-war aid sows frustration in farm country

The U.S. government is paying Texas cotton farmer J. Walt Hagood $145 an acre for losses related to U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies. But Minnesota soybean farmer Betsy Jensen will get just..
Reuters - Published

Debate Analysis: Trio of Democrats lead field

Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas made clear that there are three main candidates leading the field, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, according to AP..
USATODAY.com - Published

Texas lawmaker tweets at O'Rourke: My AR-15 "is ready for you"

O'Rourke called tweet, which came during Democratic debate, a death threat, and Twitter later removed it, saying it broke site's rules on threats and violence
CBS News - Published

Disney surprise, foreign feral hogs, porous pavement: News from around our 50 states

School budget bust linked to Facebook’s sweetheart deal in Iowa, Greenpeace stages Texas stunt ahead of Dem debate, and more
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Climate protesters arrested at Texas port during U.S. presidential debate

Police have arrested the Greenpeace climate protesters who closed part of a key oil export waterway for 18 hours by tying themselves to a bridge and dangling over the water.
Reuters - Published

The state of the 2020 presidential election in Texas

Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler says he's supporting South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News joined "Red &..
CBS News - Published

Austin mayor on why he supports Pete Buttigieg

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says he's supporting South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president — not the two Democratic candidates from Texas, Julian Castro and Beto O'Rourke. He told CBSN..
CBS News - Published

Texas Democrats' executive director talks issues important to state voters

Manny Garcia, the executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, says he believes the party can turn the state blue in 2020. He spoke to CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns about the issues..
CBS News - Published

Sanders adviser talks Latino outreach and campaign strategy

Bernie Sanders' senior adviser Chuck Rocha says the candidate is focused on reaching out to Latino voters, especially in Texas. He discussed the Sanders campaign's strategy with CBSN political reporter..
CBS News - Published

Texas capital of Austin approves first-in-the-nation funding for abortion transportation, lodging, child care

Austin, Texas, has become the first city in the nation to approve funding for abortion access services such as transportation, advocates said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democrats focus on Texas as a battleground state

The third Democratic debate is being held in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, where Democrats are focusing on turning into a battleground state in 2020. CBS News' Caitlin Huey-Burns speaks to Jen..
CBS News - Published

Trump campaign holds event in Houston hours before Democratic debate

The Trump campaign held an event in Houston hours before the third Democratic presidential debate was being held nearby. Jeremy Wallace, political writer for the Houston Chronicle, joined CBSN's "Red..
CBS News - Published

Austin singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston dies

Daniel Johnston, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter, died Wednesday. Fans flocked to his "Hi, how are you?" mural in Austin to pay tribute. Jordan Bontke of CBS Austin reports.
CBS News - Published

Emily's List president Stephanie Schriok discusses women voters in 2020

Ten candidates have qualified to take the stage at the third Democratic presidential debate in Houston. CBSN political reporter Caitlyn Huey-Burns spoke with the president of Emily's List, Stephanie..
CBS News - Published

Democrats debate in Houston as party looks to win back Texas

Ten Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Houston Thursday night for the third debate of the 2020 primary. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, Republican strategist Leslie..
CBS News - Published

Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart

A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted a man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 26 others in an August shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, who had told authorities he was targeting..
Reuters - Published

Leading 2020 Democratic candidates to face off in Texas for third debate

A new poll shows Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren neck and neck ahead tonight's third presidential debate. CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper joined CBSN with more on what we..
CBS News - Published

Greenpeace oil protesters dangle from Texas bridge

At least 11 Greenpeace protesters could be seen dangling from a bridge near Houston ahead of the third 2020 Democratic debate .(Sept 12)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Oil protesters cause partial shutdown of Houston Ship Channel in Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 11 Greenpeace USA protesters suspended themselves by cables over the key oil export..
Reuters - Published

Coast Guard shuts upper Houston Ship Channel near Baytown, Texas amid protests

The U.S. Coast Guard closed the upper Houston Ship Channel on Thursday morning as 11 Greenpeace USA protesters blocked a portion of the country's largest oil port near Baytown, Texas, the agency said.
Reuters - Published

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Top Dems head to Texas for third presidential debate; New study shows who tips the best
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145 CEOs implore Senate to "take action" on gun legislation

The push for more aggressive gun reforms comes in the wake of recent shootings in Texas and Ohio
CBS News - Published

American oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has died at age 91

T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday at age 91. Pickens suffered a series of strokes in 2017 and was..
CBS News - Published

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