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Ted Cruz bashes Beto O’Rourke for accepting funds raised by PAC; Democrat notes they are from individuals


July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON– Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign is criticizing his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, for accepting contributions collected by a political action committee that backs candidates based on their support of a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Cruz released a statement Monday deriding O’Rourke for taking $167,408 in contributions this election cycle collected by the J Street PAC. The PAC …

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‘It takes a toll:’ He’s a 3-year-old whose prescriptions cost $3 million a year


July 31, 2018

Even with the multi-million-dollar medication, a small bump or slight tumble could lead to major internal bleeding for 3-year-old Owen, who lives in Kaufman County. TERRELL — Every day he plays with building blocks, plastic tools, stuffed sharks and crocodiles, but Owen Hamilton must also endure needles and medicines and overcome tears and fears. “We’ve got to do medicine,” Ryanne …

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Poll: 3 in 4 Texans believe benefits of vaccines outweigh perceived risks


July 31, 2018

AUSTIN — A majority of Texans think children should be vaccinated, according to a recent poll. Three in four Texans said they think the benefits of childhood vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella “outweigh the risks,” according to the results of the 2018 Texas Lyceum issue poll. Of these same respondents, 78 percent said healthy children “should be required to be vaccinated in order …

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Three crashes slow traffic on Houston highways


July 31, 2018

Three accidents, two involving an-18-wheeler and the third involving a Metro bus, slowed traffic in parts of the city early this morning. One crash was reported at 5:08 a.m., when a pickup truck swerved and hit the side of a Houston Metro bus on the South Loop near Buffalo Speedway, causing the bus to hit a concrete barrier, Metro spokeswoman …

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‘Operation Adam and Eve’ arrests Houston father of 2 accused of trying to meet teen girl for sex


July 31, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A married father of two is in custody after being accused of trying to solicit a teenage girl for sex online. The Harris County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office released new video of Adam Hollyfield’s arrest. Deputy constables said Hollyfield was actually talking with an undercover deputy, who he believed was a teenage girl. Hollyfield allegedly sent …

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Thunderstorms, potential hail expected for the Houston area


July 31, 2018

After weeks of unrelenting heat, showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Houston area Tuesday afternoon, bringing gusty winds and the possibility of small hail. A weak cold front is bringing a 40 percent chance of rain to Houston and a 50 percent chance to surrounding communities. The National Weather Service said some storms could be strong to severe …

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Police: Doctor molested over 2 dozen children over the years


July 31, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania — A pediatrician arrested in January on charges he molested a 12-year-old girl in his office was accused Monday of sexually abusing more than 25 other patients over the past several decades, in some instances as their unaware parents were in the same room. Dr. Johnnie Wilson “Jack” Barto, 70, used his position at a pediatric practice in …

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Being overweight tied to changes in young adults’ heart structure, function


July 31, 2018

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests. Most previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight adjusted for height – and cardiovascular events like heart …

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US, Japan to hold first bilateral trade talks August 9


July 31, 2018

TOKYO: Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday that the United States and Japan will hold their first bilateral trade talks in Washington on Aug. 9. US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in April to set up a new framework to discuss “free, fair and reciprocal” trade that will be led by US Trade …

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