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This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 150 mph (240 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, the storm's maximum sustained...
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Beto O'Rourke - Sen. Ted Cruz
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October 22, 2018 - 8:13 am
With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.
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Central American migrants walking to the U.S. start their day departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 21, 2018 - 6:27 pm
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A ragged army of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic Mexicans who...
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Earthquake, seismograph
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October 21, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers).
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Voting Booth
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October 21, 2018 - 12:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats need heavy Latino support to win several Senate races and take back control of the House. But Latinos have a spotty track record in midterm elections and there's no guarantee Democrats will get their support, even though some Latinos are infuriated by President Trump and...
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 lethal injection
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L.P. Phillips
October 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether the Texas Department of Criminal Justice needs to tell where it's got its death penalty drug back in 2014. In an order this morning, the High Court set oral arguments for January. An appeals lawyer who fights death...
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