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Why Biden is battling Republicans over voting rights
Joe Biden during a speech on state voting laws in Philadelphia
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Why Biden is battling Republicans over voting rights

US president seeking to reinvigorate national election legislation - but fails to mention all-important filibuster
15 Jul 2021
Texas calls in National Guard amid ‘voting day violence’ row
National Guard units on patrol near El Paso, Texas
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Texas calls in National Guard amid ‘voting day violence’ row

Democrats accuse Republican governor of seeking to deter voters by calling up troops
28 Oct 2020
Can Joe Biden do the impossible and win Texas?
Joe Biden campaigning in Texas
In Depth

Can Joe Biden do the impossible and win Texas?

Former vice president targets traditionally Republican state with $6m ad spend
12 Oct 2020
Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’
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Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’

Former CIA station chief says the move marks the beginning of a 21st-century cold war
23 Jul 2020
US immigration officials force-feeding detainees
US border
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US immigration officials force-feeding detainees

Nearly 30 migrants from India and Cuba are refusing to eat in protest at alleged mistreatment
1 Feb 2019
Fairmont Austin review: serenity in an eccentric city
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In Review

Fairmont Austin review: serenity in an eccentric city

Panoramic views, spa treats and cycling adventures await in the Texan capital
7 Dec 2018
Texas man bitten by severed snake head
Rattlesnake
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Texas man bitten by severed snake head

Milo Sutcliffe almost died after bite from decapitated rattlesnake
7 Jun 2018
Austin bomber Mark Conditt showed ‘no remorse’
Mark Conditt, Austin bomber
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Austin bomber Mark Conditt showed ‘no remorse’

Man who killed two people in separate attacks described himself as a psychopath in video confession before his suicide
26 Mar 2018
What do we know about Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt?
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What do we know about Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt?

None of the evidence shows what motivated the 23-year-old to embark on a nearly month-long spree of violence
22 Mar 2018
Austin bombings: suspect Mark Conditt blows himself up
Austin bombings
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Austin bombings: suspect Mark Conditt blows himself up

The 23-year-old white male was being pursued by Texas police when he detonated explosive device
21 Mar 2018
Austin bombings: fourth blast raises serial attacker fears
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Austin bombings: fourth blast raises serial attacker fears

Two people have been killed and four injured in explosions across Texas capital this month
20 Mar 2018
Texas shooting: Air Force ‘failed’ on gunman history
Texas shooter Devin Kelley was court-martialled by the Air Force in 2014
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Texas shooting: Air Force ‘failed’ on gunman history

Missed data entry allowed Devin Kelley to purchase firearms despite court martial
7 Nov 2017
Hurricane Harvey: How insurance leads to unsafe homes
The after-effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas
In Depth

Hurricane Harvey: How insurance leads to unsafe homes

In Depth: A US federal programme may be encouraging housebuilding on flood plains
1 Sep 2017
Teen driver crashes while 'taking topless selfie'
Miranda Rader
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Teen driver crashes while 'taking topless selfie'

Texan student said she was posing for Snapchat photo while waiting at red light, says arresting officer
28 Oct 2016
House abandoned in the middle of the road
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House abandoned in the middle of the road

Moving company forced to leave property on narrow street - and other tall tales
5 Oct 2016
Iguana stopped at courthouse doors in Colorado
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Iguana stopped at courthouse doors in Colorado

Security staff spot reptile hidden in a man's bag – and other tall tales
20 Jun 2016
Crow steals knife from scene of violent crime
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Crow steals knife from scene of violent crime

Vancouver's 'most notorious bird' allegedly swooped down and picked up suspect's weapon
27 May 2016
SXSW: the best and weirdest films from the film festival
Keanu
In Review

SXSW: the best and weirdest films from the film festival

From adult animation to erotic fan fiction - via an adorable kidnapped kitten
14 Mar 2016
Will space travel ever be safe?
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In Depth

Will space travel ever be safe?

Nasa marks 30th anniversary of the Challenger shuttle tragedy
28 Jan 2016
#IStandWithAhmed: schoolboy arrested over homemade clock
Ahmed Mohamed
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#IStandWithAhmed: schoolboy arrested over homemade clock

'Nerds unite' behind Muslim boy led out of school in handcuffs after invention mistaken for bomb
16 Sep 2015
Texas floods bring a tide of snakes, alligators and a coffin
Rattlesnake
In Brief

Texas floods bring a tide of snakes, alligators and a coffin

More than 1,000 snakes try to escape rising waters by sheltering in kitchens, linen closets and on patios
29 May 2015
Texas shootout: nine killed in deadly biker bar brawl
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Texas shootout: nine killed in deadly biker bar brawl

Shopping centre carpark like 'war zone' as rival motorcycle gangs attack each other with guns, knives and chains
18 May 2015
Texas shooting: gunman was under FBI surveillance
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Texas shooting: gunman was under FBI surveillance

Elton Simpson had been on a terror watch list before his attack on Prophet Mohammed cartoon exhibition
5 May 2015
Scott Panetti is insane: will Gov Perry dare spare him?
Charles Laurence
In Depth

Scott Panetti is insane: will Gov Perry dare spare him?

Rick Perry would risk looking a wimp just when he needs Republicans to back him for the White House
2 Dec 2014
Ebola response: who has donated the most?
Health workers
In Depth

Ebola response: who has donated the most?

The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
17 Oct 2014
Farmer stung to death by giant swarm of 40,000 'killer bees'
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Farmer stung to death by giant swarm of 40,000 'killer bees'

Every inch of Larry Goodwin's body stung by highly aggressive insects who also attacked rescuers
3 Jun 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 13 Nov 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

13 Nov 2012
Extradited businessman Tappin to appear in US court today
Chris Tappin
In Depth

Extradited businessman Tappin to appear in US court today

Chris Tappin's case is piling pressure on the government to revise UK extradition treaties
27 Feb 2012
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