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Under new SAT, 1,600 is perfect again Houston Chronicle 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The perfect score will again be 1,600. Whats more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as prevaricator and sagacious. The SAT college entrance...

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As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund Houston Chronicle 

Lenzi Sheible is well versed on Texas divisive abortion debate. The 19-year-old student at the University of Texas at Austin made the three-hour drive from Houston to Austin multiple times last summer to protest House Bill 2, the strict abortion regulations Republican lawmakers proposed...

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Pentagon chief offers broad reshaping of military Houston Chronicle 

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is looking beyond the United States post-9/11 wars with a budget proposal for 2015 that trims the Army to its smallest size in 74 years. The nation can afford a smaller, more nimble military so long as it retains a technological edge and...

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State officials investigating Democratic activists Houston Chronicle 

AUSTIN — The Texas Secretary of State referred three complaints against Democratic group Battleground Texas for possible prosecution as violations of a state election law on Friday. Battleground Texas issued a statement, saying it has done nothing wrong and that the complaints and...

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Nugent apologizes for ‘subhuman mongrel’ remark Houston Chronicle 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Nugent has apologized for calling President Barack Obama a subhuman mongrel, attempting to defuse a political flap engulfing Texas governors race. Nugent was quoted last month as calling the president a subhuman mongrel. But appearing Friday on WBAP Radio...

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Perry condemns Ted Nugent's remark about Obama Houston Chronicle 

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced when the outspoken rocker this week joined Republican Greg Abbotts gubernatorial campaign. Nugent was quoted in an interview with Guns.com last month as calling President Barack...

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Third complaint lodged against family court Judge Denise Pratt Houston Chronicle 

With just days before early voting begins in the GOP primary, Webster family lawyer Greg Enos has filed a third criminal complaint against embattled family court Judge Denise Pratt with the Harris County District Attorneys office. The complaint, which details one of the 631 cases...

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Former judge claims 'pubic' typo in Sarah Palin letter led to his lost career Houston Chronicle 

For want of an L, a reputation was lost, a former judge claims. Richard W. Postma Jr., a former state judge in Alaska, has filed a federal lawsuit against attorneys for the Alaska Bar Association over hazing he says he endured after former Gov. Sarah Palins appointment letter thanked...

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HCC official accused of election trick faces lawsuit Houston Chronicle 

HOUSTON — A Houston man accused of misleading voters who elected him a community college trustee believes he will keep his seat, despite a lawsuit seeking to disqualify him as not living in his district. Dave Wilson says he plans to attend his first meeting of the Houston Community...

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Davis edges Abbott in fundraising for gov race Houston Chronicle 

AUSTIN — Setting up a giant battle for Texas governor, Sen. Wendy Davis said on Tuesday that she has raised more than $12.2 million for her Democratic bid, including money donated to a committee formed to boost her effort. Attorney General Greg Abbott said he added $11.5 million...

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