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5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Railey Dead after 25 years Incapcitated

The former wife of a Dallas minister has died.

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5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Ron Paul Becoming more Competitive

As the first day of voting quickly approaches, longtime Texas Congressman Ron Paul is becoming more competitive.

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5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Puzzling House Fire leaves Two Dead

Authorities are puzzled by the deaths of a couple found Christmas Day in their Laredo home.

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5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Perry Appealing Virginia Shutout

Rick Perry is appealing his exclusion from Virginia’s primary ballot.

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5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

West Texas Loses Signal

Parts of West Texas lost phone service for most of Monday after a fiber-optic cord was severed.

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News
5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Athlete and Championship Ring Reunited

Reunited and it feels so good.

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News
5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Couple from Louisiana faces Charges in Texas

A Louisiana couple faces charges in Texas.

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News
5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Christmas Eve Road Rage

A Christmas Eve shooting is being investigated by the Hunt County Sheriff’s office.

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News
5:00 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Five Indictments Still Pending in Fake Power Plant

Five defendants still face charges in the reported scheme to sell shares in a fake power plant project in Hunt County.

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Middle East
4:54 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Judaism Strands Could Be Tearing Israel Apart

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man (left) and a secular man argue during a protest against the strict religious codes favored by the ultra-Orthodox in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh.
Stringer Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri December 30, 2011 1:34 pm

According to Israel's President Shimon Peres, a fight is under way, for "the soul of the nation and the essence of the state." But the threat isn't coming from outside Israel. It's over differing interpretations of Judaism.

Recently, a bespectacled 8-year-old girl was filmed by a local TV station being harassed by ultra-Orthodox Jews for — in their view — not dressing modestly enough. The episode took place in Beit Shemesh, a city between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem that has become a symbol of this growing battle in Israel.

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