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Bomb Destined For Austin Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio

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Hours later, police were called to another FedEx facility for a suspicious package report. Since the bombings began this month, Austin police have received "about 850" such calls, the mayor says.

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Shooting At Maryland High School, At Least 2 Victims Injured

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There has been a shooting at a high school in St. Mary's County, Md.. Great Mills High School is being evacuated and the suspected shooter has also been transported to a hospital.

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Abortion And Freedom Of Speech: A Volatile Mix Heads To The Supreme Court

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The high court is hearing arguments on whether anti-abortion pregnancy centers, which can often appear to be abortion clinics, have to disclose more fully what they are, as required by California law.

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The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November

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A disproportionate number of women running for Congress are running in House districts that are considered pretty safe for the other party to hold, whether Republican or Democrat.

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'I'm Ready To Call 911': Austin On Edge With 'Serial Bomber' At Large

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The fifth bomb in less than three weeks has unnerved the Texas capital. More than 500 investigators and bomb techs are working to catch whoever is behind the explosions.

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Austin Mayor: 'People Here Are Concerned And Anxious'

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler says in the wake of a string of bombings around the city, residents are "pulling together and we're watching each other's back."

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Arizona Governor Helped Make State 'Wild West' For Driverless Cars

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Three years ago, Gov. Doug Ducey embarked on a plan to lure companies experimenting with driverless vehicle technology to the state and in 2016, he lured Uber away from neighboring California.

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SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

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Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries.

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Late Night Dispatches From SXSW

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At the end of the night, members of our team in Austin gather and discuss the best of what they saw and heard that day.

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Mississippi Governor Signs Nation's Toughest Abortion Ban Into Law

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The state's only clinic that does abortions has filed a lawsuit in response to the new law, which bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

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NRA Signals Openness To Gun Removal Laws — With Conditions

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In a new video, the NRA says it supports state laws that allow temporary removal of guns from people deemed to be a threat. But gun control groups are skeptical: "The devil is in the details."

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Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

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Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.

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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

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The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

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U.K. Seeks Search Warrant On Cambridge Analytica; CEO Seen In Hidden Camera Report

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Britain's information minister has demanded access to the company's servers. Meanwhile, a British media report catches Alexander Nix discussing employing dirty tactics against political opponents.

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50 Years On, My Lai Massacre Remains A Gaping Wound

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American soldiers in Vietnam killed more than 500 civilians in a period of four hours on March 16, 1968, in the village of My Lai. The atrocity continues to challenge America's image of itself.

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