5 capsized kayakers rescued near Cape Disappointment

Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued
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Artwork featuring famed rat image part of exhibit in Waco

Those who believe in the power of art may want to consider the impact of a rat spray-painted on a San Francisco building, whose audience went from sidewalk passersby to tens of thousands across the country and now to Waco, Texas
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Authorities say man died after riding horse into farm pond

Authorities say a man died after riding a horse into a southeast Iowa farm pond
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Carillon player makes beautiful music at Baylor University

Lynnette Geary initially teaches students to play the carillon on a modified electric keyboard but there's no way to replicate the real thing
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Central Texas city getting community center after 80 years

It may have taken more than 80 years but McGregor residents will finally get the shared community space they have long requested
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County attorney candidate files suit over claims in story

A candidate for Boone County attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Wapello and Boone county attorneys and others
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Editorials from around Oregon

Editorials from around Oregon
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Firefighters getting handle on Central Texas wildfire

A voluntary evacuation has been lifted for people in about 30 homes in an area of a Central Texas county threatened by a wildfire
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Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials
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Lawsuit: Texas school district welcomed convicted teacher

A federal lawsuit says a Texas school district permitted a former teacher who had sexual contact with a student to be involved in school organizations and allowed her on district-owned property to watch sports games the student participated in
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Louisiana boy with muscular dystrophy gets ex-research dog

A 14-year-old Louisiana boy has a new helper thanks to training provided to a former research dog as Texas A&M University
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Magnolia Table draws attention to Waco's La Salle Avenue

Much of the history of Waco's La Salle Avenue sits in plain sight as tourism picks up in part due to the nearby Magnolia Table by HGTV favorites Chip and Joanna Gaines
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Man dies after boat overturns in Des Moines River

Authorities say a man died after a boat capsized on the Des Moines River in southern Iowa
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Mexican drug cartel leader convicted of drug charges

A 38-year-old man authorities said had led the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico had been convicted of seven drug-trafficking charges
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Mexican drug cartel leader set for federal trial

A 38-year-old man authorities describe as a former leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico is scheduled for trial starting Monday in Waco on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs through South Texas and laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds
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Newport latest Oregon coastal city to struggle with rentals

The beach town of Newport is the latest Oregon coastal community to struggle with how to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb
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No names of suspects, officers given in deadly Iowa shootout

A day after police in southeastern Iowa engaged in a deadly shootout that left one man dead and another seriously injured, authorities have not released the names of the suspects or officers involved
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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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Police shootout in Iowa leaves 1 dead, another injured

Police in southeastern Iowa say one person is dead and another injured following a shootout with police that sent a nearby elementary school into lockdown Friday afternoon
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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
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Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

Scorching heat is spreading across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees and persist into next week
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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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Texas cattle groups dispute over tick treatment ban

Texas ranchers and several government agencies say a recent decision to ban a tool to treat a deadly tick disease could put cattle at risk
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The Latest: Central Texas reports all-time record highs

Record heat has settled deep in the heart of Texas as temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs
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The Latest: Injured in Vegas shooting raised to 869 from 851

The number of dead in the final police report of the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip remains the same, at 58 people plus the gunman who authorities say killed himself
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The Latest: Relatives paint inconsistent picture of gunman

Those who knew the gunman who opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip last year painted an inconsistent picture for investigators of a successful gambler who enjoyed traveling but avoided germs and hand-shaking
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The Latest: Vegas gunman didn't talk much about politics

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass shooter told investigators that gunman Stephen Paddock didn't talk much about politics but expressed a dislike for President Barack Obama's administration and "was happy when President Trump was elected."
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The Latest: Vegas gunman was taking anxiety medication

A final report released by Las Vegas police into the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year shows the gunman's primary care physician told FBI agents his patient may have had "bipolar disorder."
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The Latest: Vegas gunman's incendiary shots hit airport tank

Police in Las Vegas say the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history also fired armor-piercing incendiary bullets at nearby aviation fuel tanks
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The Latest: Vegas shooting survivor says she lacks closure

A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gun-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage
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Trooper's killing begins new push for Texas bail reforms

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says changes to the state's bail system are needed after a man who was out on bond allegedly shot and killed a state trooper on Thanksgiving
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Woman in fatal Texas teen love triangle loses court appeal

A federal court has rejected an appeal from a female former Naval Academy midshipman serving a life sentence in Texas for the 1995 slaying of the high school girlfriend of her former Air Force Academy boyfriend
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Word of God moves Texas ministry, and so will I-35 project

The state's $300 million plan to widen Interstate 35 to four lanes in an area of Waco means the home of Church Under The Bridge for almost 26 years will be unusable for the next few years after work starts in early 2019
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