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Austin, Texas: Capital of Texas, United States
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, as well as the seat and largest city of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. Incorporated on December 27, 1839, it is the 11th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most-populous city in Texas, and the second-most-populous state capital city. It was also the fastest growing large city in the United States in 2015 and 2016. It is the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States.

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A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder [Video]

A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder

A new Wall Street Journal analysis reveals 36 of the United States' 50 largest cities have seen murder rates increase by double-digit percentages this year. A new Wall Street Journal analysis shows..

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White BLM Protester Murdered In Front Of His Black Quadruple-Amputee Fiancee [Video]

White BLM Protester Murdered In Front Of His Black Quadruple-Amputee Fiancee

An armed Texas protester was shot dead at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Austin Saturday night. According to Newser, a car drove into the crowd of demonstrators, then the driver apparently..

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Texas police group puts up billboard warning "enter at your own risk," saying Austin defunded police

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also calling on every Texan and candidate for public office​ to sign a pledge​ against defunding the state's police departments.
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Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Planting Bombs in Beaumont

Jonathan Matthew Torres “preyed upon Beaumont,” terrifying residents days after a bomb spree in Austin, federal officials said.
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Skate Park 'Karen' Cuffed After Altercation with Teens in Austin

A feisty "Karen" went crazy on a group of skateboarders, got soaked by them and even got into a brutal fight with them ... all before cops showed up to detain her. The truly bizarre scene went down..
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Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

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3 Texas Police Officers Are Shot and a Person Is Barricaded in a Home

Officers from Cedar Park, near Austin, were in stable condition after responding to a call and encountering gunfire, officials said.
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3 Texas police officers shot at 'very active scene' near Austin; suspect 'barricaded' inside a house

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Army sergeant says he's the one who shot a protester dead in Austin

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Live updates from weekend protests: 'Unlawful assembly' in Richmond; Man shot to death in Austin; 11 protesters arrested in Louisville

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Garrett Foster Brought His Gun to Austin Protests. Then He Was Shot Dead.

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