This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the...
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Louisiana lawmakers defeated a measure in the recent session aimed at increasing the age to legally smoke in the state, but it could be changing nationwide. Congress is now considering a bill to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers leading the charge. Senator...
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Thomas Perumean
July 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
Fewer people have been diagnosed with an HIV infection in the past year than in any of the previous 10 years. There were 989 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2018, according to the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Diseases. The numbers released Tuesday show a 12% decline in HIV over the past...
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Don Ames
June 24, 2019 - 6:26 am
A recent study, published in the journal 'Environmental Science & Technology,' says if you're drinking water from a recyclable plastic bottle, you may also be ingesting thousands of plastic particles. Those nanoparticles are so small, they're absorbed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2019 - 12:05 pm
When someone says "Millennial," you may immediately think of a younger person in skinny jeans eating locally-sourced, farm-to-table organic kale -- but what if we told you that Millennials may be less healthy than Generation X or Baby Boomers were when they were that age? A study done for Blue...
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In this May 19, 2019, photo, protesters for women's rights march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest in Montgomery, Ala. Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a daunting weapon for next year’s elections. They say the restrictions will help Democrats paint the GOP as extreme and woo centrist voters who could decide tight House and Senate races. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 25, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bills, banning the procedure on or beyond eight weeks of pregnancy, Friday, May 24, 2019 in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo by Summer Balentine)
May 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force Aug...
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Abortion rights protesters painted the window in the House Gallery during debate on the abortion ban bill at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 7:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to outlaw almost all abortions in the state as conservatives take aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 74-3 for legislation that would make...
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April 30, 2019 - 7:57 am
A new study links too much sitting to diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. It has been said that "sitting is the new smoking." So, if that's true, can we attack the sedentary lifestyle concerns the same way the government went after smoking the last few decades? One big problem... there is...
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Rhett Lucero, 40, an auto body shop mechanic poses for a photo on April 24, 2019, in Pueblo, Colo. Republicans are warning that Democratic proposals aimed at providing universal health care and curbing greenhouse gas emissions show that Democrats want to turn the U.S. toward socialism. Lucero, says Democrats’ efforts to expand health coverage and curb global warming make sense. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)
April 29, 2019 - 11:37 am
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200...
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