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Early voting begins in Texas runoff

Voters in Texas began casting early voting ballots Monday in the bitter GOP Senate runoff election between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his tea party-backed rival Ted Cruz.

Cost of debt ceiling fight: $1.3 billion

Turns out there's a price to pay for incessant fighting in Congress and political grandstanding.

Mariah Carey joins “American Idol” as new judge

Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge. A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No.

West Nile hits Waco area: one dead, five confirmed cases

MCLENNAN COUNTY -- West Nile Virus has killed one Central Texan and at least five other cases have been confirmed in McLennan County.

Local teen drowns in Central Texas lake

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW LAKE -- Rescue crews recovered a local teenager's body from a lake after drowning Sunday evening.

Local man now facing murder charge after victim dies from attack

CENTRAL TEXAS -- A Hewitt man is now facing murder charges after the victim he's accused of attacking was taken off life-support and died at a local hospital.

Ft. Hood soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Hewitt man accused of beating person to death

A Hewitt man is accused of beat another man to death on Wednesday, July 11.


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13 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas

(CNN) -- A Ford pickup truck crammed with nearly two dozen people crashed in southeastern Texas on Sunday evening, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10 others.