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Texas allows guns in campus

A new law went into effect in Texas on Monday that allows certain students to bring guns into classrooms, with supporters saying it could prevent mass shootings and critics saying the measure will endanger safety on campuses.

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard had been arrested in Missouri for driving while intoxicated in 2000, police said, and the Better Business Bureau there had warned consumers about doing business with him after complaints about his balloon touring company.

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Gunman was ex-US soldier

Among the Facebook “likes” of 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson were the African American Defense League and the New Black Panther Party, which was founded in Dallas. He also was a member of the Facebook group “Black Panther Party Mississippi.” A photo on Facebook showed Johnson wearing a dashiki – his raised, clinched fist over the words “Black Power.”

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A North Texas city council has voted unanimously to reinstate Browser the cat to his job as live-in mascot of the city’s public library.

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NASA spacecraft to enter Jupiter

Juno, an unmanned National Aeronautics and Space Administration spacecraft, is barreling towards Jupiter on a $1.1-billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin of our planetary neighborhood.

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Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her.

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