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Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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El Paso shooting: Man shocked as hundreds attend wife's funeral

Antonio Basco asked members of the community to attend after his wife was killed in El Paso, Texas.
BBC News - Published

Latino celebrities in U.S. issue plea to 'speak out loudly against hate'

Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Texas

How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy [Video]How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy

Business Insider reports Uber and Lyft are raking in big money from the 2020 presidential candidates . How? In total, 18 Democratic hopefuls spent more than $87,000 on rides and meals in the first half..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP [Video]How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP

The once-safe Republican state of Texas is shaping up to be a competitive battleground. In July, four incumbent Republican congressmen all called it it quits, and will not run for re-election in 2020...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

O'Rourke Proposes Domestic Terror Agencies Combat Hate Groups, Gun Massacres [Video]O'Rourke Proposes Domestic Terror Agencies Combat Hate Groups, Gun Massacres

On Friday, Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem. O'Rourke wants to create federal domestic terrorism offices in a bid to combat hate crimes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill [Video]Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy [Video]Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker revealed his solution for combating white supremacy. If he was elected he said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes. The..

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Ohio teen wanted to Ohio teen wanted to "Shoot every federal agent in sight": FBI

The FBI says 10,000 rounds of ammunition and assault type weapons were found at the home of Ohio teenager Justin Olsen earlier this month. Olsen was arrested on allegations he was planning to "shoot..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout [Video]O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout

A shooting in Beto O'Rourke's hometown has thrown his flailing presidential campaign back into the spotlight. O'Rourke is being praised for his response to the El Paso Mass Shooting that killed 22..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Texas Power Demand To Break Record As People Try To Escape The Heat [Video]Texas Power Demand To Break Record As People Try To Escape The Heat

Demand for electricity in Texas on Tuesday will break a record high that was hit on Monday. Texans are keeping their air conditioners cranked up in an attempt to escape the blistering heatwave baking..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast [Video]Texans Demand The Most From Their Power Grid As Heat Wave Bakes Southeast

Reuters reports demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday. Residents cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the U.S. Southeast. The U.S. National..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Apparently, Threatening To Shoot Up Walmarts Is All The Rage [Video]Apparently, Threatening To Shoot Up Walmarts Is All The Rage

A man was arrested at home in south Texas on Saturday for making a terrorist threat involving a local Walmart. According to Newser, police say the man had said he planned a shooting at the store that..

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Democratic Candidates Call Donald Trump A Supremacist [Video]Democratic Candidates Call Donald Trump A Supremacist

Congressman Beto O’Rourke was asked after the El Paso, Texas shooting about President Donald Trump. He was asked if he thought Trump was a supremacist and O’Rourke admitted he is. According to..

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence [Video]Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence

Democratic presidential contenders are urgin Congress to take action against gun violence. According to Reuters, the U.S. faced two back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, leaving 31 dead. They are..

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2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

A week after massacre, El Paso residents march against hatred [Video]A week after massacre, El Paso residents march against hatred

A week after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, activists on Saturday led a march in the West Texas city standing up against hatred and gun violence. Havovi Cooper reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Trump optimistic over firearms background checks [Video]Trump optimistic over firearms background checks

US President Donald Trump is voicing optimism that some sort of firearms background check measure will be instituted following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Mr Trump told reporters at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Yang Passes Beto In Iowa [Video]Yang Passes Beto In Iowa

Andrew Yang has qualified for the fall Democratic primary debates. Yang is the entrepreneur running a campaign centered on the promise of a universal basic income. Onetime Democratic phenom Beto..

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Racism is a Racism is a "white problem": Buttigieg

U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday (August 8) said he believed President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, and called for a stop to "racist tropes" coming from the White House...

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Booker calls for black journalists to speak up [Video]Booker calls for black journalists to speak up

U.S. presidential hopeful Cory Booker on Thursday (August 8) warned Americans not to be fooled by the "Dineyland version" of of history, saying racist violence has "always been a part of the American..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Major Companies Are Giving Back To El Paso [Video]Major Companies Are Giving Back To El Paso

Community members and corporations are coming together to support El Paso, Texas. This is following the mass shooting that left 22 dead in a Walmart on August 3. Nearly $1 million in donations has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trump visits Dayton and El Paso after mass shootings [Video]Trump visits Dayton and El Paso after mass shootings

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit El Paso, Texas, after a shooting that killed 22 people on August 3. The Trumps flew to El Paso late in the day after visiting the Dayton, Ohio,..

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Trump visits El Paso as activists and Beto cry foul [Video]Trump visits El Paso as activists and Beto cry foul

U.S. President Donald Trump visits law enforcement personnel at an emergency operations center in El Paso, Texas to thank them for their response to a recent mass shooting, while activists held a rally..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Protesters Tell Trump To 'Do Something' During His Visit To Mass Shooting Victims [Video]Protesters Tell Trump To 'Do Something' During His Visit To Mass Shooting Victims

President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio. Chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Texas power prices nearly triple to record high as heat bakes state

Spot power prices in Texas almost tripled to a record high for Friday as the state's grid operator took emergency measures for a second time this week to keep the lights on as consumers cranked up..
Reuters - Published

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended..
Reuters - Published

Democrat O'Rourke to visit immigrant communities as he returns to White House campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who has been in his home city of El Paso, Texas, since an Aug. 3 gun massacre there left 22 dead, said on Thursday he will resume his campaign by..
Reuters - Published

Appeals court halts Texas execution of man convicted of double homicide

A federal appeals court has halted an execution scheduled for Thursday of a man convicted of raping a woman and then killing her and her boyfriend with the help of a group of friends 13 years ago.
Reuters - Published

U.S. presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes office to fight white supremacy

U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes if elected, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to call for..
Reuters - Published

Texas to execute man convicted of killing couple after carjacking

A man convicted of raping a woman and then killing her and her boyfriend with the help of a group of friends after carjacking the couple's vehicle is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Texas.
Reuters - Published

Mexico pushes U.S. to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism

Mexico's government on Wednesday doubled down on its assertion that the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans and urged the United States to ensure the..
Reuters - Published

ICE office shootings in Texas blamed on ‘political rhetoric’

ICE blames the shootings on "political rhetoric" about the Trump administration’s policies.
BBC News - Published

Texas power demand to hit record again as heat wave bakes U.S. Southeast

Demand for electricity in Texas on Tuesday will break a record high that was hit on Monday as consumers keep their air conditioners cranked up to escape a heat wave baking much of the U.S. Southeast,..
Reuters - Published

Targeted in Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month's mass shooting at a Walmart store that..
Reuters - Published

In three shaken U.S. cities, Lady Gaga tries to channel 'fury into hope'

In El Paso, Texas, there are books for third-grade students, many of whom have none at home. Disabled students in Dayton, Ohio, will get bouncy chairs to help calm them for learning. Science kits will..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democratic presidential contenders demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead.
Reuters - Published

A week after Texas massacre, El Paso marchers condemn racism

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke on Saturday joined a march in the Texas border city of El Paso to condemn last week's mass shooting there, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump..
Reuters - Published

Texas shooting suspect told police he targeted 'Mexicans'

The suspected gunman accused of killing 22 people in a shooting rampage at Walmart in El Paso, Texas last weekend confessed while surrendering and told police he was targeting "Mexicans," according to..
Reuters - Published

Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversy

A photo of U.S. President Donald Trump smiling broadly and giving a thumbs-up as his wife, Melania, cradles a baby orphaned in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting has become a social media talking point..
Reuters - Published

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.
Reuters - Published

Man armed with loaded rifle arrested at Missouri Walmart

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after he walked into a Walmart store in Missouri dressed in body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition less than a week after mass..
Reuters - Published

Most Americans expect next mass shooting to happen in next three months: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Nearly half of all Americans expect another mass shooting will happen soon in the United States, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Friday, as the nation reels from rampages..
Reuters - Published

Gunman flees after killing two on Houston highway with assault rifle

Texas authorities on Friday were searching for a gunman who shot and killed two men on a Houston freeway on Thursday before being chased off by a witness who opened fire at him.
Reuters - Published

US shootings: El Paso stands defiant in aftermath of tragedy

Almost a week since a gunman took the lives of 22 people inside a Texas shopping centre, the community is finding ways to come together.
BBC News - Published

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