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Senate panel: Banks helped hedge funds skirt taxes

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two giant global banks helped at least a dozen hedge funds skirt full tax payment on more than $100 billion worth of stock trades, according to a new congressional investigation made public Monday.

Obama awards Medal of Honor to soldier who ‘held the line’

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts doesn’t see the Medal of Honor that was bestowed on him Monday as his alone.

Fort Worth schools join national initiative for minority boys

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

School trustee Ashley Paz represented Fort Worth Monday in Washington when President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his “My Brother’s Keeper” program.

Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes.

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

U.S. officials to leaders in Central America: ‘Do you want your children back?’

| |Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, questions whether migrant children should be piled into makeshift shelters in North Texas and elsewhere.