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KRLD Sunday Morning News
November 04, 2018 - 10:59 am
Of all the municipal ballot measures in North Texas, the outcome of Frisco's $691 million bond and tax ratification election will be one of the most closely watched. NBC 5 reports the bond would pay for the construction of four new schools, renovation to existing facilities and additional...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 10:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Win or lose Texas' Senate race, both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures. Perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. For O'Rourke, an upset, or even a close loss, could catapult him to national prominence, allowing the Democratic El Paso...
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Heroin, Illegal Drugs
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November 02, 2018 - 7:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year. A DEA report obtained by The Associated Press shows heroin, fentanyl (FEHN'-tuh-nihl) and other opioids continue to be the highest drug threat...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers from the the 89th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, 19th Engineering Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., arrive at Valley International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Harlingen, Texas, to conduct the first missions along the southern border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. The soldiers will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the Southwest border. (Alexandra Minor/U.S. Air Force via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt that his top priority as leader of the military is making it more "lethal" — better at war and more prepared for it — and yet nothing about the military's new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal. Some argue it...
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Money In Politics
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November 02, 2018 - 6:32 am
Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.
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President Donald Trump talks about immigration and border security from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 01, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters about wanting to change the Fourteenth Amendment, before walking to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base then on to Fort Myers, Fla., for a campaign rally ahead of the midterm elections, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 31, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon said "more than 7,000"...
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Cruz, O'Rourke
Alan Scaia
October 31, 2018 - 8:58 am
President Donald Trump's comment that he would like to end birthright citizenship under the 14th amendment has led to another split between Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.
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