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President Barack Obama orders BBQ at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fist-Bumps Cashier Who Said ‘Only When I Have Sex’ When President Asked If He’s Gay

President Barack Obama had a good laugh with a cashier at Franklin Barbecue in Austin last week during a surprise stop.

07/14/2014

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Texas Election Map Trial Goes To Federal Court

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.

07/14/2014

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“Lone Ranger” Actor’s Outfit Sells For $195,000

The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for $195,000.

07/12/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US Border Effort Sputters As Migrants Cross Again

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants’ repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.

07/11/2014

File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: Getty Images)

Foul Play Ruled Out In Death Of Woman Found Dead Wearing Swimsuit

Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a swimsuit-wearing woman whose body was discovered at a West Texas lake.

07/11/2014

Immigrant rights activist Mary Estrada speaks with anti-immigration activists during a protest outside of the U.S. Border Patrol Murrieta Station on July 7, 2014 in Murrieta, Calif. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Stops Immigrant Flights To San Diego Following Backlash

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.

07/11/2014

File photo of marijuana. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/GettyImages)

Investigators Trying To Find The Person That Has Been Growing 15,000 Marijuana Plant

Investigators are trying to determine who’s been growing more than 15,000 marijuana plants on a Central Texas plot.

07/10/2014

Houston police say a young girl darted into traffic and was fatally struck by a vehicle. (Getty Images)

Husband Records With Camera On His Head Drive To Hospital, Birth In Parking Lot

A husband with a camera on his head has recorded the frantic drive to a Houston hospital with his in-labor wife and the birth of their son in the parking lot.

07/10/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man That Took Video, Explicit Photos Of Toddler Sentenced To Prison

A Dallas man who used a cellphone to take sexually explicit photos and video of a toddler has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison.

07/10/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Why He Didn’t Visit Border: ‘I’m Not Interested In Photo Ops’

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.

07/10/2014

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