'Credible fear' for US asylum harder to prove under Trump

The Trump administration has quietly made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gangs, drug smugglers and domestic violence to qualify for asylum in the United States
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14 aboard vintage World War II plane escape Texas crash

Eight people have been hurt but all 15 aboard a vintage World War II plane have survived as the aircraft crashed as it was taking off from a small Central Texas airport
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2 gangsters get life terms for 2014 Texas officer's death

Two gangsters drew life sentences in federal prison for the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty San Antonio-area police officer outside a tattoo parlor he co-owned
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3 charged in Texas vandalism after Melania Trump jacket flap

Three people have been indicted in Texas on vandalism charges after political slogans were found spray-painted on historic missions in San Antonio
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A community that backed Trump says no to migrant detention

When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a county that backed Trump for president seemed like a natural fit _ until it put local leaders on a tightrope
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AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices fall 2 cents this week

The average retail gasoline price in Texas fell by rose 2 cents per gallon this week but remain the most expensive August prices since 2014
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AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices unchanged this week

Retail gasoline prices in Texas remain the same this week while the average national price has dropped by a penny
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AAA: Texas, US retail gasoline prices decline this week

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have declined this week
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AAA: Texas, US retail gasoline prices up 2 cents this week

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline price rose 2 cents per gallon this week
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Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

Immigration advocates are expressing concerns about a report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas
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Affidavit: 3 arrested after Texas boy kidnapped, assaulted

Three people have been arrested on allegations they kidnapped an 11-year-old boy in San Antonio and conspired to sexually assault the child before later trying to sell him for drugs
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AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars
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At least 27 rescued after flash flood hits West Texas park

At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio
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Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs

Upping the ante: Trump escalates his trade offensive by targeting auto imports
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Barbers dole out dozens of cuts to New Orleans' homeless

Philadelphia-based barbers dole out dozens of cuts to New Orleans' homeless
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Bathhouse to be part of park in San Antonio, salute to films

Ruins of a 1900s bathhouse in San Antonio, where sulfur-laden hot water lured the rich and famous in search of curative powers, will soon rise from the dead and become a park
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Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

Former President Bill Clinton addressed the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, saying that the key to political leadership is remembering 'our common humanity'
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Brooks County in South Texas part of main trek by immigrants

A persistent stream of undocumented immigrants flows through Brooks County in South Texas provoking both humanitarian outreach and resentment
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Car theft witness in Texas killed while pursuing suspect

Police say a 31-year-old man who witnessed a car theft at a San Antonio gas station was shot and killed while pursuing the suspect
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Car theft witness slain while pursuing suspect

A 31-year-old man who witnessed a car theft at a San Antonio gas station was shot and killed while pursuing the suspect
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Carbon monoxide leak at Texas hotel sends 12 to hospital

Officials say a carbon monoxide leak at a South Texas hotel blamed on a water heater has sent 12 people to a hospital
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Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

Catholics across the U.S. shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children are considering withholding or reducing their donations to their local churches as they look for ways to express their anger
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Church gunman's wife says he bound her to bed before deaths

The wife of the man who opened fire on a South Texas church last November, killing more than two dozen people before shooting himself in the head, said he tied her to their bed before leaving
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Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Detaining immigrant children is a growing business for private contractors, who stand to earn $1 billion this year _ a tenfold increase from 2007
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DUI arrests in South Florida plummet

In South Florida, clubs are open late, booze flows freely and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired
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Ex-Dallas bishop whose tenure marred by scandal dies at 87

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas says that the Most Rev. Charles Grahmann, whose 17-year tenure as bishop of the diocese was marred by one of the first church sex abuse scandals to explode into public view, has died
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Ex-Hearst Newspaper chief Robert Danzig dies at 85

Former Hearst Newspapers CEO Robert J. Danzig has died at after a long illness at 85
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Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted several people connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver in an SUV crash that killed five of 14 people inside
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Feds raid San Antonio dog-handling school for veterans

Federal authorities have raided a San Antonio school that trains veterans on dog-handling
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Flood damages homes, power line, crops in Socorro County

Heavy flooding knocks out part of a transmission line from Socorro to Magdalena, leaving hundreds without power
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Former deputies charged after sting operation

Two former detention officers have been indicted in a scheme to smuggle methamphetamine to inmates in a Texas jail
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Gallery pays tribute to South Texas church shooting victims

A South Texas museum has unveiled an exhibit to remember the more than two dozen people slain last fall during gunfire at a South Texas church
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Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal

Investigators were trying to determine Thursday why two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying so close to four large nylon tents that blew down during a training exercise at a California military base, injuring 22 Army Reserve soldiers
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Houston hospital loses heart transplant Medicaid funding

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has stopped funding a Houston hospital's renowned heart transplant program amid scrutiny over patient deaths
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ICE quest for detention sites puts Trump county on tightrope

When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a county that backed Trump for president seemed like a natural fit _ until it put local leaders on a tightrope
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Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

Hundreds of families remain separated a day after Thursday's court-ordered deadline, with no reunification in sight
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Immigrant parents fight chaotic system for their children

The U.S. government's confusing and improvised system to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border has left hundreds of parents in limbo
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Immigrant parents protest detention in advocate letter

An immigration advocacy group has released a letter it says is from inside a detention facility where men and their children are protesting how they're being treated
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Investigators examine why Army helicopters blew down tents

Investigators were trying to determine Thursday why two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying so close to two large nylon tents that blew down during a training exercise at a California military base, injuring 22 Army Reserve soldiers
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Last ID made of victims from Texas apartment complex fire

Authorities have identified all five individuals who died last month in a massive fire at two apartment complexes in San Marcos
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Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another month

Texas state representatives say they have been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another month
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Man shooting shotgun in South Texas park killed by police

Texas Rangers are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police at a South Texas park
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Man who swiped shark says he's 'activist, not a criminal'

The man accused of swiping a shark from a San Antonio-area aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea creature's wellbeing
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Museum of South Texas History, ex-jail in Edinburg, updated

Visitors to the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg may soon begin experiencing flashbacks as its oldest structure is restored to its original condition
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Muslims in Victoria recall changes since 2017 mosque fire

A year and a half after the gold-domed Victoria Islamic Center was torched, Irfan Qureshi, one of the first to arrive at the scene, vividly recalled the surreal horror and the comforting aftermath of the Jan. 28, 2017 fire
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NAACP lifting travel advisory against American Airlines

The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is address concerns that led to the warnings against African Americans flying on its airplanes
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NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines

The NAACP lifts its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is address concerns that led to the warnings against African Americans flying on its airplanes
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NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May
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North Dakota family raising awareness of human trafficking

A former Miss North Dakota and her family are traveling around the U.S. and raising awareness of human trafficking
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Officials: 4-year-old stepson of Texas lawman shot himself

Authorities are trying to determine if the 4-year-old stepson of a Houston-area sheriff's sergeant shot himself with his stepfather's service weapon
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Officials: Alamo monument must relocate for $450M plan

San Antonio officials insist a historic monument must be relocated as part of the $450 million plan to redevelop the Alamo
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Police: Stolen shark back at aquarium; 1 charged

A shark police say was snatched from a petting tank at the San Antonio Aquarium and wheeled out in a baby stroller is back home alive after investigators said a person confessed to the deed
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Police: Texas thief used gun in stolen car to shoot pursuer

Police say a man accused of stealing an idling car from a San Antonio gas station used a handgun he found in the vehicle to fatally shoot one of several people who pursued him
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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
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Remains of 3 found in rubble of burned Texas apartments

Authorities in San Marcos say they've recovered the bodies of three people in the rubble of two apartment complex buildings destroyed by fire
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San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller

A shark police say was snatched from a petting tank at the San Antonio Aquarium and wheeled out in a baby stroller is back home alive after investigators said a person confessed to the deed
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San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution

A 34-year-old Texas prisoner convicted of killing a San Antonio market owner nearly 14 years ago is set for execution this week
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Santa Fe 10-year class reunion becomes victims' fundraiser

Months ago, Rachel Lyons assumed her 10-year Santa Fe High School reunion would be a low-key affair _ then 10 people were fatally shot on May 18
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Some bladesmiths in South Texas find success, TV show fame

Pulling into the driveway of James Helm's rural South Texas home, one can easily hear the forge that heats the steel he hammers into knives
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South Texas man gets 20 years for shooting mail carrier

A man convicted of shooting a South Texas mail carrier, stealing her delivery vehicle and firing at pursuing officers must serve 20 years in federal prison
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Suspect in fatal Glendale shooting apprehended in Texas

A suspect in a Glendale shooting that left one man dead and another wounded has been located in Texas
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Tears, hugs and help: Church groups assist reunited families

Tears, hugs and help: Church charities assist newly reunited immigrant families
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Texas A&M scientists doing research on cotton, weeds

Scientists at Texas A&M University are hopeful they've developed the kryptonite for what's been a losing battle against herbicide-resistant weeds now choking cotton fields across the southern U.S.
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Texas church announces $3M in donations after mass shooting

Church leaders say nearly $3 million has been donated for victims and their families after more than two dozen worshippers died in a South Texas mass shooting last year
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Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Texas prisoner executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago
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Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery

Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery
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Texas group says 2 kids reunited with families had rash

A group helping recently reunited immigrant families in Texas says it has had two children arrive at its facility in recent weeks with a contagious rash
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Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

The Dilley family immigration lockup in rural south Texas has become an epicenter for immigration policies that the Trump administration has looked to tighten
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Texas opens investigation of reported immigrant child death

Texas officials say they can't investigate reports of a child dying after being released from a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility because they don't have a name
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Texas Republicans squelch 'red flag' gun law prospects

Republican leaders in gun-friendly Texas are stamping down the prospects of 'red flag' laws that would let enforcement seize some firearms from people who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others
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Texas school to auction Confederacy items after name change

San Antonio district officials are cleaning out mascot costumes, athletic gear, banners and other memorabilia after removing a Confederate reference from a high school's name
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Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease

It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas
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Texas, nationwide retail gasoline prices up penny this week

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up a penny per gallon this week
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The Latest: 3 young kids reunited with family in Michigan

Two young boys and a girl who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with their Honduran fathers in Michigan
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The Latest: Deadline set to reunite 2 dads, sons from Brazil

A federal judge in Chicago says the government must reunite two immigrant fathers from Brazil with their sons within 72 hours
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The Latest: Federal appeals court won't stop Texas execution

A federal appeals court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a 34-year-old Texas prisoner for the 2004 fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner
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The Latest: Federal judge won't stop Texas execution

A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black
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The Latest: Government's DNA testing turns up surprises

The U.S. government's DNA testing of migrant families separated at the border has turned up some surprises
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The Latest: Group offers $20 million for immigrant bonds

The legal services group RAICES says it's going to offer $20 million to post the bonds of all immigrant women separated from their children
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The Latest: Guatemalan man says his son feared he was dead

A Guatemalan man says his 6-year-old son feared he was dead after U.S. authorities separated the pair on the U.S.-Mexico border
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The Latest: Nonprofit says children are excited to reunite

The nonprofit that is housing many of the young immigrant children being reunited with parents around the country says the kids are excited to be on their way to their families
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The Latest: Police: Man kills 4 relatives; 2 at nursing home

Police in a Corpus Christi, Texas, suburb say a man fatally shot four relatives _ including his father and stepmother in a nursing home _ before killing himself
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The Latest: Soldiers hurt in tent collapse were in training

A U.S. Army official says 22 soldiers hurt when two large canvas tents were toppled by a blast of wind from a helicopter at a central California military base were participating in a medical evacuation training exercise
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The Latest: Trump administration defends rigorous screening

The Trump administration is defending its rigorous screening of migrant parents whose children were taken from them at the border
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The Latest: US judge calls for shortening wait for families

A federal judge sided with the ACLU on proposals to shorten the wait for families who won't be reunited by Tuesday's deadline
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Today in Arizona History

Today in Arizona History
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Top Texas appeals court won't stop next week's execution

The state's highest criminal appeals court has refused to stop the scheduled execution next week of an inmate convicted of fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store owner nearly 14 years ago
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University of Texas museum unveils painting of Klan members

A new exhibit at the University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art is a 30-foot, four-panel painting "The City I," a monochromatic treatment of modern-day Ku Klux Klan members
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US Army sergeant convicted of killing soldier wife in 2015

A U.S. Army sergeant has been convicted of killing his soldier wife in 2015
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US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination
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Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

A baby girl is guaranteed food for life and a job after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom in Texas
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Women in military in Texas face challenges, coping skills

Maj. Bri Peterson and her husband, Grant, awaken before dawn on work days to care for their young son before they head off in different directions from their New Braunfels home
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Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Their numbers may be dwindling, but the United Daughters of the Confederacy still have some fight in them. Members of the 124-year-old memorial group are fighting in court to protect their monuments to the "Lost Cause."
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