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Chuck Norris wants Texans to get out the vote, and nobody crosses Chuck Norris. Texas Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott made the candid remarks Friday afternoon during a campaign stop in T...
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Man and 2 teens are charged with fleeing, resisting and obstruction
(CORRECTION: A photograph of an unidentified young woman on the front page of Friday’s edition, related to the follow-up story below, quotes her in the caption as saying “Why are you takin...
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A 71-year-old Fouke, Ark., man is facing 30 criminal counts involving possession of child pornography in Miller County. Ronald Anthony Antoniello pleaded not guilty Monday with the help of Texarkana...
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NEW YORK—Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arri...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of seven editions containing full-size reproductions of critical front pages that were at newsstands during this horrific chapter in Texarkana history. Gazette r...
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MURSITPINAR, Turkey—New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets—weapons that could help the militan...
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A prominent practitioner of urban agriculture and author of “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities” will speak from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Texas A...
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SULLIVAN CITY, Texas—Nobody has been hurt after a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student took a loaded gun in his backpack to a South Texas elementary school. Officials with the La Joya Independen...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • Daniel Nichols, left, and Carson Cox lay sod around a pool that was recently installed in Cox’s family’s backyard.
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Texarkana, Ark., School District trustees have hired a new security director following an extensive selection review process. Superintend-ent Dr. Becky Kesler recommended the board hire Billy Jones t...
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TYLER, Texas—A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for forcing a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself. Jurors delivered the sentence to 25-yea...
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NEW ORLEANS—Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This is BP’s second major discovery in the deepwater Gulf since the 2010 oil spill. NOLA...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—A judge in Washington County has dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to stop an upcoming special election on a non-discrimination measure in Fayetteville. The special election is...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:09 a.m., suspicious, County Road 4248, DeKalb 6:52 a.m., large animal, Arnold Road 9:20 a.m., large animal, F...
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Officials from Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana will sign an agreement on Tuesday to cooperatively promote successful undergraduate educational experiences for students who att...
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HOUSTON—A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California following maintenance has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Air Force spokeswoman...
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Bowie County voters can cast ballots today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bi-State Justice Building in downtown Texarkana or the courthouse in New Boston for the Nov. 4 general election. The sites will al...
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AUSTIN—A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Ann Nicholas, left, and Amy Freedman, center, watch their teammates bowl during the Jim Hudson Susnshine Foundation Bowl-A-Thon on Friday evening at Holiday Bowl. Raisin...
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A Texarkana man was arrested on a DWI charge Thursday night after a single-vehicle crash at Findley and Ann streets. Texarkana, Texas, police responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection...
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AUSTIN—Arguably the greatest football player to ever play at Texas is not much of a golfer. So Vince Young requested that his new employer provide him lessons, believing that bigger donations a...
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HONORS Atlanta Elementary All A Honor Roll for the First Six Weeks FIRST GRADE: Grace Alexander, Justin Bagley, Brooklyn Bailey, Elizabeth Bickham, Jayda Blaylock, Konner Caraway, Lee Carroll, Remin...
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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa—Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President J...
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabin...
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MORTON, Ill.—Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie. "I try to make it every day, and I'm usually pretty good at it" — it being what he call...
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DALLAS—In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas. It may not matter m...
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BETHESDA, Md.—A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a h...
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DALLAS—The Dallas hospital where two nurses were infected with Ebola after treating a Liberian man says it’s instituted new procedures for treatment of infectious diseases. Texas Health P...
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Faith Tabernacle Church, Atlanta, Texas, will host an international word outporing service at 11 a.m. Sunday with pastors ReaShawn and Stephane Kabantu of South Africa. The Kabantus serve as overseer...
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Macedonia Baptist Church, Texarkana, Texas, will celebrate its 141st church anniversary with special services and a three-day revival. The  theme for the anniversary activities is A United Churc...
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Greater New Hope Baptist Church will host its annual fall revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. This year’s guest speaker will be the Rev. H.C. Rockmore of Red Oak Missionary Baptist Chur...
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FALL FESTIVALS Cross Creek Cowboy Church will have a Jesus is The Light Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event will be preceded with a trail ride from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coggins will be...
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Submitted photo • Heaven’s Echoes will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Village Community Baptist Church, 525 Redwater Road. Admission is free. For more information, call Randy Thomas...
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The F.L. Haynes District of the Church of God in Christ will host its 18th annual Women’s Day program Sunday. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset COGIC, 1603 Lee St. The theme for this y...
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ROME—A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singin...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they "played a wonderful game" and...
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—A northern Indiana diocese has eliminated its $400 fee for Catholics who wish to have a previous marriage declared null. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced Thursday...
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Five-time Grammy-winner TobyMac will bring his Worship, Stories and Songs tour to Texarkana on Nov. 7 at First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane. The concert will be at 7 p.m. and features recording a...

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SALT LAKE CITY—The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recogn...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Comm...
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WASHINGTON—Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria...
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LONDON—The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March...
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WASHINGTON—The Ebola virus’s arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation—Mali—renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lo...
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OTTAWA, Ontario—Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the...
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CARACAS, Venezuela—The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, wh...
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KIEV, Ukraine—Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States on Friday, accusing Washington of provoking armed conflicts and undermining global security in a quest to lord its...
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WASHINGTON—The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father sai...
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MANILA, Philippines—American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a...
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LOS ANGELES—When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say “I do.” Her longtime partner’s reaction, however, was “I&rs...
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BRUSSELS—British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the E.U. coffers at a time...
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KIEV, Ukraine—"These elections are absolutely not needed at this moment in time," said soldier Yaroslav Bondarenko. "All this political commotion, this jostling for positions when people are dyi...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise—at least tem...
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LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet—though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she...
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HONG KONG—Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps....
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BEIJING—China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The...
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NEW YORK—The hatchet attack on two NYPD officers from Long Island was a terrorist act carried out by a homegrown radical who converted to Islam and harbored extreme anti-government views, police...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing poss...

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<p class="p2">Authorities search a rural area where human remains were discovered Sunday in Albermarle County, Va. Investigators also interviewed residents in the area Sunday, and forensic teams combed the sides of a road for several miles past the site. It was not immediately known what they were looking for. Authorities confirmed Friday that the remians were those of missing Virginia student hanna Graham, who disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">graham</span></p>

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June Shannon denies allegations that she’s dating a sex offender
NEW YORK—The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another...
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CHICAGO—A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies t...
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SAN DIEGO—Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93. Thai died Oct. 10 at a nursing home in Encinitas, Calif., wher...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died...
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JOHANNESBURG _ Nigeria’s week-old cease-fire with the militant group Boko Haram is in doubt, with dozens more women and children abducted and other near-daily attacks by insurgents. The fate of...
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Classmates say gunman was just elected Homecoming prince
MARYSVILLE, Wash.—A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several o...

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<p class="p2">Brothers Wyatt and Noah Langstraat hug their mother, Michelle Langstraat, after being reunited Friday at the Shoultes Christian Assembly. Noah Langstraat, 15, was in the cafeteria Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School during the school shooting. A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">McClatchy-Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2">Students are escorted to buses for evacuation after a shooting Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.</p>

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Archivists have discovered a rare document with historic census information on Abraham Lincoln in a small, central Illinois city, according to the Illinois secretary of state. Illinois and Menard Cou...
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BERLIN—The question of the day in Switzerland: "Would you like your coffee with Hitler or without?" A Swiss company, trying to feed the apparently voracious world of collectors of small foil-to...
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A squirrel that ended up in the back seat of a Michigan police car is out of trouble. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the animal hopped in on Thursday, apparently out of...
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ONCUPINAR, Turkey—The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent reg...
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WOBULENZI, Uganda—When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutte...
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WASHINGTON—Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then p...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria’s Secret perfume late in the 2013 sea...
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ORANGEVILLE, Ill.—The story of the little cow who arrived at the Meads family farm years ago has become a tall tale. Blosom, who once was considered a barnyard misfit because of her inability t...
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BRIDGEWATER, Conn.—American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out “Tally ho!” at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to...
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NEW YORK—Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investment...
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NEW YORK—Walk into Eddie DaRoza’s office and you’ll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him. “There are a lot of double tak...
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LOS ANGELES—Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani cited his own experience as a public figure while arguing Thursday that a lawsuit by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega...
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SEOUL, South Korea—After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea’s national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue...
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