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Texas: State of the United States of America
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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Heat wave grips much of the U.S.

From Texas to the Great Lakes, and east to New England, a heat wave – in some areas in triple digits – is broiling the nation. So far, it's blamed for at least six deaths. Meg Oliver reports.
CBS News - Published

Power outages impact some states as Americans across the country try to beat the heat

The lingering heat wave has killed at least six people. Millions of Americans from Texas to Maine are trying to stay cool but to make matters worse severe storms have knocked out power in some states...
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Videos for Texas

Beto's Campaign Is On Life Support [Video]Beto's Campaign Is On Life Support

The Democratic 2020 presidential field is set to be one of the largest, most competitive in modern history. There are with 23 major candidates competing for the nomination. Former Texas Congressman..

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Trump praises detention center conditions [Video]Trump praises detention center conditions

U.S. President Donald Trump praises conditions at border detention facilities after they have recently come under fire by Congressional Democrats. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Mike Pence Visits Federal Detention Centers [Video]Mike Pence Visits Federal Detention Centers

Vice President Mike Pence visited two federal detention centers in Texas to view its conditions firsthand. Pence said he wasn’t surprised by the conditions and said “the time for action is now.”..

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VP Pence Visits Detained Migrant Facility In Texas [Video]VP Pence Visits Detained Migrant Facility In Texas

Vice President Mike Pence viewed an overcrowded, foul-smelling facility in Texas for detained migrants. Nearly 400 men are currently detained at the McAllen, TX facility after being accused of crossing..

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Migrants at TX facility 'well cared for': Pence [Video]Migrants at TX facility 'well cared for': Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday toured a processing facility in Donna, Texas where he said migrants were being cared for "in a manner the American people would expect." Rough Cut (no reporter..

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The age of personal planes has arrived [Video]The age of personal planes has arrived

LIFT Aircraft will be soon rolling out its 'Hexa' drone craft for 15-minute rides in 25 cities. It joins a growing field. Dan Fastenberg reports.

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The age of personal aircrafts has arrived [Video]The age of personal aircrafts has arrived

LIFT Aircraft will be soon rolling out its 'Hexa' drone craft for 15-minute rides in 25 cities. It joins a growing field. Dan Fastenberg reports.

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Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents [Video]Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents

New Orleans residents were forced to seek shelter on Wednesday morning when a powerful storm hit, flooding streets and damaging homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Ross Perot, former presidential candidate, dead at 89 [Video]Ross Perot, former presidential candidate, dead at 89

Ross Perot, the self-made Texas billionaire who rattled U.S. politics with two independent presidential runs, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Linda So reports.

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Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing [Video]Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing

A federal appeals court will consider whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling declaring the Obamacare healthcare law unconstitutional, a position now backed by the Trump administration. Zach Goelman..

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Salmonella Outbreak Connected To Papayas [Video]Salmonella Outbreak Connected To Papayas

If you're a fan of papayas, you may want to skip Cavi brand papayas until further notice. UPI reports that a Cavi brand of papayas "are likely the source" of a salmonella outbreak. According to The..

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Amy Klobuchar Announces New Plan To Help Students And Teachers [Video]Amy Klobuchar Announces New Plan To Help Students And Teachers

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar announced a new plan to provide resources for America’s public school teachers and students. Klobuchar made the announcement at a forum in Houston,..

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Brain-damaged squirrel inspires the setting up of a rescue hospital [Video]Brain-damaged squirrel inspires the setting up of a rescue hospital

An entrepreneur who tamed an injured wild squirrel and turned him into an internet sensation has opened up about the quirky rescue hospital she has set up for the bushy-tailed rodents in her home...

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LA Angels discuss tragic death of Tyler Skaggs [Video]LA Angels discuss tragic death of Tyler Skaggs

The death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in Texas was akin to losing a family member, say Angels team managers. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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AT&T Outage Impacts Emergency Services Calls And Texting In Several States [Video]AT&T Outage Impacts Emergency Services Calls And Texting In Several States

A widespread outage affected AT&T network customers on Tuesday, impacting services for thousands of subscribers. Customers complained of issues with sending text messages and many reported not being..

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'Close the Camps' protests sweep U.S. cities [Video]'Close the Camps' protests sweep U.S. cities

Protesters on Tuesday gathered in cities across the U.S. demanding the closure of migrant detention centers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Fans, players mourn Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs [Video]Fans, players mourn Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs

The sudden death of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs is drawing an outpouring of support from fans and MLB players. Linda So reports.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks About Border Facility Conditions [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks About Border Facility Conditions

Democratic members of Congress toured one of the detention facilities in Texas that recently came under scrutiny. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: "People (are) drinking out of toilets, officers..

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Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, Found Dead [Video]Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, Found Dead

Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead in a hotel room in Texas on Monday, reports the L.A. Southlake, TX police said in a statement that authorities received a call just..

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Ocasio-Cortez: 'Horrifying' Conditions At Texas Migrant Facility [Video]Ocasio-Cortez: 'Horrifying' Conditions At Texas Migrant Facility

CLINT, Texas (Reuters) - 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,..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reports New Horrors At Migrant Detention Facilities [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reports New Horrors At Migrant Detention Facilities

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused US Customs and Border Patrol agents of new cruelty. During brief comments outside one facility, Ocasio-Cortez told reporters the cells don't have running..

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No survivors in fiery Texas plane crash [Video]No survivors in fiery Texas plane crash

NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg says ten people were killed on Sunday when their private turboprop airplane crashed into a hangar during takeoff and burst into flames at the municipal airport in..

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Plane crash kills 10 in Texas [Video]Plane crash kills 10 in Texas

Ten people have died in a small plane crash near Dallas, Texas. The Beech Super King Air 350 struggled to gain altitude and crashed into a hangar shortly after takeoff.

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Plane crash in Texas leaves ten dead [Video]Plane crash in Texas leaves ten dead

A private airplane has crashed into a hangar during takeoff in Addison, Texas, killing everyone on-board. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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"Save Chick-fil-A law" signed by Texas governor bans "adverse actions" against companies because of religious views

The new law comes after San Antonio barred the fast-food chain from its airport because of its LGBTQ views
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Fifth U.S. city will process applications from migrants returned to Mexico

The U.S. government on Friday named Brownsville, Texas, as a fifth city for processing applications from asylum seekers and other migrants returned to Mexico pending a decision, the latest initiative..
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New border city added to program returning migrants to wait for U.S. hearings in Mexico

The U.S. government will start returning migrants to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico through Brownsville, Texas on Friday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland..
Reuters - Published

McAleenan concerned border crisis just a "political issue" for some

Kevin McAleenan testified about conditions at the border one day after meeting with Norah O'Donnell in Texas
CBS News - Published

Toys R Us return begins with baby steps: 2 new stores

Company that bought the Toys R Us name in a bankruptcy court sale will start a new toy story with outlets in N.J. and Texas
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Texas teen arrested for spitting in tea bottle and putting it back, police say

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for spitting in an Arizona Tea bottle and putting it back on the shelf at an Odessa Albertsons, according to CB7.
USATODAY.com - Published

Woman beats cancer, accidentally breaks 'cancer-free' bell at hospital

A Texas woman broke a hospital's "cancer-free" bell after excitedly ringing it on her last day of treatment.
USATODAY.com - Published

Exclusive: Inside the largest migrant processing facility in the U.S.

CBS News has an exclusive look inside the growing immigration crisis. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell visited the U.S.-Mexico border and got rare access to the largest..
CBS News - Published

Norah O'Donnell reflects on the crisis at the border

"CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell went to McAllen, Texas, to look inside the country's largest migrant processing facility. She reflected on her time, and what she saw.
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Migrant families wait in Mexico hoping for asylum

Just across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas, some people are sleeping on the sidewalk, worried they'll lose their place in line
CBS News - Published

Acting DHS chief "worries" about more migrant child deaths

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan spoke to "CBS Evening News" Norah O'Donnell in McAllen, Texas
CBS News - Published

Migrant mother describes "terrible" journey to the U.S.

A mother in custody at the nation's largest migrant processing center in McAllen, Texas, spoke to "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about her journey to the U.S. She described her journey as..
CBS News - Published

Speaker Pelosi on impeachment: "We'll deal with it"

The House will vote on articles of impeachment today brought forth by Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not indicated support for Green's resolution. CBS News political..
CBS News - Published

Texas Democrat introduces articles of impeachment vs. Trump

Rep. Al Green made the move right after the House voted to condemn Trump for his recent racist tweets
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Texas fossil uncovers new species of duckbilled dinosaur

The fossil discovered at the Big Bend National Park in Texas led to the classification of the Aquilarhinus palilmentus.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. "Ryan" Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a..
Reuters - Published

Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'

The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
USATODAY.com - Published

A Texas grandmother fell three years ago. Her daughter let her decay on the floor, police say

Delissa Crayton lived with her mother's decaying remains for three years after she fell in their shared residence, police in Seguin, Texas said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Springer scores go-ahead run from first on Altuve's two-out double in 11th inning and Astros beat Rangers 7-6
USATODAY.com - Published

The Los Angeles Angels honor fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs with a no-hitter

On Friday night, The Los Angeles Angels played their first home game since teammate Tyler Skaggs died on July 1st during a road trip in Texas. The Angels would score 7 runs in the first and 13 over..
CBS News - Published

Democrats tour Texas detention facility finding horrific conditions

Several Democratic lawmakers traveled to Texas on Saturday and toured the same facility Vice President Pence visited Friday. Nikole Killion reports.
CBS News - Published

Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence toured two Border Patrol facilities on Friday, later saying they were “providing care that every American would be proud of.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Mike Pence got a first-hand look at border detention facilities in McAllen and Donna, Texas. What he saw

Mike Pence's visit gave Americans a sense of the stench, crowded rooms, and the sounds of shouting men at the center of the border controversy.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pence confronted with nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence spent hours touring border patrol facilities on Friday, including the Donna tent city outside McAllen, Texas. In the second holding facility, the vice president was faced with..
CBS News - Published

Pence views overcrowded, bad-smelling facility for detained migrants in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence viewed an overcrowded, foul-smelling facility in Texas on Friday where nearly 400 men are detained after being accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Reuters - Published

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