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Blue Origin Completes Another Launch of 2018, Successfully Tests Safety System

On Wednesday, space tourism company Blue Origin tested its New Shepard rocket once again at its West Texas facility.

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In West Texas, Psychiatrists Are Few And Far Between – And That’s A Problem

Texas has long had a psychiatrist shortage. In rural areas, it means many people have to drive long distances to get care.

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REPORT: Permian Will Continue To Dominate U.S. Oil Supply

In the next 10 years, West Texas’ Permian Basin will continue to dominate U.S. oil supply, according to a new production forecast from an oil and gas consultancy.

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There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.

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Beto O’Rourke raises $10.4 million in second quarter of 2018, again outpacing Ted Cruz by wide margin

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday that he raised a stunning $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2018, more than double what the Republican incumbent, Ted Cruz, will report taking in over the same period.

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Abbott Says He’ll Debate Valdez This Fall, But She Wants To Avoid Friday Night Football

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and his Democratic challenger, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, have agreed — to a point — to debate at least once this fall. And if the event comes off as proposed on Sept. 28, there … Continue reading

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Can A ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Fly In A Red State?

State representatives on Monday began discussing whether a “red flag” law giving courts the ability to remove guns from a person considered dangerous would work in Texas.

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Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

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What are your questions on immigration in West Texas?

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the first temporary shelter for migrant children opened in Tornillo, Texas last week. Reporters at the station have been following this story on the ground to provide the most up … Continue reading

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As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

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