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• Group carves mountain biking path out of woods near Bringle Lake
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Hiking and biking trails are being developed on the west-side property near Bringle Lake, said T.J. Colthorp, a project volunteer. Colthorp, along with Jeff Heath, have begun the project with the hel...
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• Cable One chief to address concerns voiced by residents
The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will consider tonight what process they will use to search for a new city manager to replace outgoing City Manager Harold Boldt. Boldt was asked earlier this m...
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WASHINGTON—Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama...
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• Rural counties are fastest growing in United States
DAWSONVILLE, Ga.—Winding up Route 400, a good 40 minutes’ north of Atlanta’s traffic-snarled freeways, are miles of farmhouses, interspersed with mobile homes, McMansions and thrift...
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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO—Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massi...
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• CASA: Nearly 3,000 area cases confirmed in ’14
April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and local people who work in the field of child welfare want to raise awareness of the issue in the community. “Child abuse is very prevalent,” said...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—It was a quiet Sunday morning in Oklahoma City. The sky was overcast as people shuffled along to Sunday morning services, while a crowd of more than a thousand stood silently at t...
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Reunions APRIL Texarkana Area A&M Club will have its Texas Aggie Muster at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ramage Farms, Hooks, Texas. For information and to RSVP, contact Ben King at 903-278-5606 or txkaggie...
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Wife, 18, stands accused of attempt to poison husband
100 years ago April 20, 1915: Is a neat display—F.R. Wright of the Smith Typewriter agency, has shown a cleverly featured and decorated display window this week by exhibiting a nickel-plated ty...
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VILONIA, Ark.—More than 100 volunteers turned out to rebuild Vilonia's city park, which was destroyed when a powerful tornado rolled through the community last April. Children contributed ideas...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Discover Bank v. Timothy J. Leveritt, default; Discover Bank v. Kent Haddock, default; Green Tree Servicing LLC v. Melodie Rich, default; Donal Turner v. Christus St. Michae...
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Descendant of one-time Galveston bosses finds life in spice
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GALVESTON, Texas—Her granddad had his secrets, Concetta Maceo was saying a few days ago as we sat at a table inside the small family-run spice store and sandwich shop on Market Street. You can s...
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AUSTIN—A plan forbidding family court rulings based on foreign legal codes—one of the tamest of a series of bills designed to stop the influence of Islamic "Sharia law" in Texas—has...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—The Bowie County Cooperative Extension Office will be hosting the Fifth Annual Small Scale Agricultural Producers Conference from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 30, at the Cooperat...
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The Overton-Brooks Veterans Adminstration Medical Center in Shreveport will host a Town Hall veterans outreach event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express, located 5210 Crossroads P...
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Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the TISD District Services Building located at 1600 Waterall St., according to a press release. The board will b...
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass.—Actor Alton “Ben” Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series “Good Times,” has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford...
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Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leas...
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Voterama in Congress WASHINGTON—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 17.   HOUSE MORTGAGE RULES FOR MOBILE HOMES: Voting 263 for and...
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SAN ANTONIO—Three San Antonio doctors are bringing the science of stem-cell therapy treatments to orthopedic injuries, a burgeoning field that caters to patients seeking to have joints or tendon...
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AUSTIN—The Texas Department of Public Safety's policy regarding vehicle pursuits—which permits troopers to shoot at fleeing vehicles—is out of step with evolving national standards...
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DALLAS—Almost a century after a World War I soldier abandoned his dog tag following his return home to Texas, it was discovered nearly a foot underground by an amateur treasure hunter with a met...
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Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. One of the biggest obstacles many are facing is saving up for a down payment...
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People should keep a close eye on a recently announced pilot program by the company behind the widely used FICO credit score. The program will use nontraditional criteria to identify creditworthy con...
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Identity theft to many people is not a big deal because it has become synonymous with the minor hassle of dealing with a stolen credit card number. You get another card, and you’re not out any m...
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CAIRO—Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations af...
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ROME—A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tr...

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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>In this image taken from video made available by Guardia Costiera, an Italian coast guard vessel conducts an ongoing search-and-rescue operation Sunday in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, to locate migrants who are believed to be lost at sea.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>In this photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available Sunday, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily. In the background at right is the King Jacob Portuguese cargo vessel, the first ship to arrive near a boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants in distress, only to see it capsize in the waters Sunday north of Libya.&nbsp; Twenty-four migrants were confirmed dead, sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean&rsquo;s deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy&rsquo;s Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.&nbsp;</span></p>
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They’re not in it to win it themselves—not yet, at least—but possible Democratic primary challengers to Hillary Clinton had plenty to say on Sunday about the newly announced presiden...

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BEIRUT—More than 90,000 people are fleeing fighting in Iraq’s Anbar province, the United Nations said Sunday, as the Iraqi government and aid groups struggled to assist the legions of newl...
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STOCKHOLM—Cuba’s efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four...

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<p><span>&bull;Baby Cuban crocodiles rest inside their enclosure Wednesday at the Skansen Zoo and Aquarium in Stockholm.</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Two adult Cuban crocodiles rest inside their enclosure Wednesday at the Skansen Zoo and Aquarium in Stockholm. Zoo director Jonas Wahlstrom says they were originally given as a gift from Fidel Castro to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago. The zoo is sending 10 of the pair&rsquo;s hatchlings to Cuba for introduction into the wild. The Cuban crocodile is considered critically endangered.&nbsp;</span></p>
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WASHINGTON—In 1990, Steven Hager saw a flier that had circulated at a Grateful Dead concert in Oakland, Calif., urging people to meet at Mount Tamalpais at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 for some “...
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WASHINGTON— United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting...
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Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S. Here are some things to know about the industry:   HOW MANY BABIES CO...
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Suit alleges donor is schizophrenic, the biological father of dozens of children
ATLANTA—He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of...
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