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Perry would 'be happy' to join Obama in Austin
Gov. Rick Perry is welcoming President Barack Obama ahead of his visit to Austin this week.
Boston bomb suspect's pal released pending trial
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been released from federal custody while he awaits trial for allegedly lying to federal investigators probing the April 15 bombings.
Syrian rebels shoot down regime helicopter in east
Syrian rebels shot down a military helicopter in the country's east, killing eight government troops on board as President Bashar Assad's troops battled opposition forces inside a sprawling military air base in the north for the second straight day, activists said Monday.
DPS issues Amber Albert for East Texas girl, 14
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old East Texas girl allegedly abducted from a church parking lot by an obsessed suitor with a knife.
Dell buys cloud software firm Enstratius
Dell Inc. on Monday said that it has acquired Enstratius, a provider of software and consulting services for companies that want to use "cloud" computing.
Senate bill lets states tax Internet purchases
Attention online shoppers: The days of tax-free shopping on the Internet may soon end for many of you.
Bangladesh police, Islamic activists clash; 20 die
Police banned all rallies in Bangladesh's capital for the rest of the day Monday after at least 20 people died in clashes between police and large numbers of Islamic hardliners demanding that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law, officials said.
Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?
It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.
Women's groups decry appeal on morning-after pill
The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated and a step backward for women's health.
Texas AG's same-sex opinion doesn't worry entities
Cities and counties that offer same-sex partner health benefits don't anticipate altering their policies after the Texas attorney general called the practice unconstitutional, though his opinion does serve as fuel for litigation against entities providing benefits to gay couples.
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