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The Galveston County Daily News: Nation

August 24, 2016

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Texas mother of 'affluenza teen' freed from home confinement

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a drunken-driving crash has been released from home confinement.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'
Posted: August 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has flipped over Broadway's "Hamilton," in a night that had athletic gold meeting theatrical gold.

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Experts: NC case unaffected by Texas transgender ruling
Posted: August 23, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legal experts say a ruling by a federal judge in Texas — that the Obama administration can't force schools to allow transgender students to choose their bathrooms — won't effect litigation over a North Carolina transgender bathroom law.

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States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
Posted: August 23, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people.

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AP Explains: Super Mario's global appeal
Posted: August 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Police looking for Patriots fan who stole autographed helmet
Posted: August 22, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole a helmet autographed by the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots from a bar near Gillette Stadium.

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Judge rejects late push to block guns in Texas classrooms
Posted: August 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new Texas law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

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Speedo drops sponsorship of Ryan Lochte
Posted: August 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

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Jerry Sandusky's appeals hearing on sex conviction continues
Posted: August 22, 2016

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The second day of Jerry Sandusky's appeal hearing is getting underway in Pennsylvania.

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Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules
Posted: August 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

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