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Abbott Signs Legislation Allowing Beer-To-Go Sales In Texas

AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott Saturday signed into law House Bill 1545, which allows beer-to-go sales for craft breweries in the state. The bill also extends the operations of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and reduces what Abbott terms "burdensome regulations on the beer and wine industry." Among those joining the governor was state Representatives Chris Paddie (pictured) of Marshall, who authored the measure. In a news release, Abbott termed the signing "a major win for the freedom and economic ...

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Authorities Investigate Shooting Outside Larue

ATHENS -- The Henderson County Sheriff's and District Attorney's Offices are working with the Texas Rangers in investigating a Saturday shooting on Red Oak, outside Larue. Sheriff Botie Hillhouse says his office received a call around 1:10 a.m. regarding a disturbance at a residence. Hillhouse says three males and one female arrived in front of the home in two vehicles, two of them bearing firearms, and began yelling at the occupants. Hillhouse says shots ensued after a male resident came ...

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Abbott Signs William Thomas Heath Power Line Safety Act

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott Friday signed the William Thomas Heath Power Line Safety Act into law. According to our news partner KETK, the final version reconciled legislation filed in March by State Representative Chris Paddie of Marshall and State Senator Bryan Hughes of Mineola. Nearly two years ago, three Hallsville Boy Scouts -- Will Brannon, Thomas Larry, and Heath Faucheux -- were electrocuted while sailing on Lake O’ the Pines. Their sailboat’s mast came in contact with a low-hanging power ...

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Cherokee County Jury Duty Cancelled

RUSK -- Jury selection for the Cherokee County 2nd District Court has been cancelled for Monday, June 17. According to our news partner KETK, the reason for the cancellation is unclear.

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World

Iran attempted to shoot down US drone over tanker attack site in Gulf of Oman
Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire
US looks to build ‘international consensus’ around tanker attacks, says Iran interfered with the damaged ships
Appeals court says Trump administration can’t block abortion for migrant teens
Perfectly preserved 32,000-year-old Ice Age wolf’s head found in Russia
Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill indefinitely following protests
Prince Harry, Meghan hire a nanny for royal baby Archie
Social media users show support for Sudanese amid violent conflict by turning profiles blue
Alleged New Zealand mosque shooter pleads not guilty
French president says he’ll give US new ‘friendship tree’ after first tree died
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Business

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Airbnb offering 80-day, around-the-world trip for $5k
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Alexis Ohanian’s next stop is Congress as he fights for dads to get paid paternity leave
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Delta steps in to help fifth graders stranded at airport
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Political

Man arrested for trespassing into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York office
DACA recipients closely watching 2020 candidates for clues to their future
New York City set to become 1st city to fund abortion services
President Trump hits Joe Biden on policy flips: ‘He has recalibrated on everything’
‘Daily Show’s’ Presidential Twitter Library launches in DC in time for Trump’s 73rd birthday
After Trump’s controversial comments, Congress fights over foreign influence measures
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President Trump’s internal polling data from March showed him far behind Joe Biden in key battleground states
Trump now says ‘of course’ he would report ‘incorrect’ dirt from foreign adversary to FBI
2020 Democratic candidates set to clash as NBC officially sets debate lineups
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Health

Thousands of US cities and counties in federal opioid lawsuit file for class status
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NY bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak
Ahead of Father’s Day, Census Bureau releases new insights on fatherhood
Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report
Jessica Biel clarifies stance on vaccines: ‘I support children getting vaccinations’
France’s Parliament to debate IVF for single women, lesbian couples
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Entertainment

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‘Jessica Jones’ lead Krysten Ritter confident the final season brings the series to a satisfying conclusion
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Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty in alleged bar groping incident
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Sports

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