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    1. Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsFeb 08 06:46 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

    2. Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsFeb 09 12:45 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video.

    3. By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas...

    4. The Austin Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Kathleen Lucente, founder and president of Red Fan Communications, a leading full-service communications agency, as its 2015 Volunteer of the Year for the Austin Gives category.

    5. Prosecutor who sent innocent man to death row is disbarred

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsFeb 09 11:03 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former prosecutor who used false testimony and withheld evidence to send a now-exonerated man to death row in Texas has lost an appeal to overturn his disbarment.

    6. Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

      San Antonio Express-NewsFeb 09 01:03 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley says Officer Geoffrey Freeman fatally shot Joseph on Monday when the teen refused orders to stop and charged at the officer.

    7. Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

      San Antonio Express-NewsFeb 08 03:20 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public. The decision by U.S. District Judge David Godbey is another setback for Republican leaders in Texas, which...

    8. AUSTIN, Texas – A former prosecutor who used false testimony and withheld evidence to send a now-exonerated man to Texas’ death row has lost an appeal to overturn his disbarment.

    9. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper re

    10. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials...

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