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Vice President Biden Announces Death Of 46-Year-Old Son, Beau, Of Brain Cancer

May 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Beau Biden, who followed his father, Vice President Joe Biden, into politics and was twice elected attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday of brain cancer nearly two years after he was first diagnosed. Beau Biden was 46.

The younger Biden, who suffered from various health problems in recent years, was hospitalized this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for then-undisclosed reasons.

He suffered a mild stroke in 2010 and three years later underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center to remove what was describe as a small lesion.

He announced last year that he would not seek a third term as attorney general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.

“It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life,” the vice president said late Saturday, announcing the death of the oldest of his three children.

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The US Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a Texas case that challenges how people are counted when state senate districts are drawn in redistricting maps. Presently everyone is counted – voters and non-eligible voters – citizens and non-citizens.

The case Evenwel vs. Abbott argued that requiring states to switch to counting only citizens would “ensure that voters are afforded the basic right to an equal vote.”

Nina Perales is an attorney for MALDEF – the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund which is closing watching this case.  

Courtesy: The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department

[Editor’s Note: This story will be updated].

12:03 p.m. (CDT)

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Central and South Texas, which could see as much as five inches of rain Saturday if a storm system stalls over the area.

A Texas state agency is refusing to issue birth certificates for children of undocumented immigrants, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Austin charges. The suit, filed on behalf of six mothers who were not born in the United States, alleges that the Texas Department of State Health Services has an undeclared policy preventing its employees from issuing the certificates despite the fact that children born on American soil to undocumented immigrants are legal U.S. citizens.

Jennifer Harbury, an attorney with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, filed the suit.

Connie Real

As of Saturday morning, 5/30/15, at least six people were still missing from flooding on the Blanco River.

 

Shared on Facebook's Hill Country Flood of 2015 page.

 

List of Missing:

Sue McNeil Carey, age 71, (DOB: 12/04 /43) last seen at 100 Deer Crossing, Wimberley
William Randall Charba,age 42, (DOB: 04/22/73) last seen at 100 Deer Crossing, Wimberley
William Charba, age 6 (DOB: 01/29/09) last seen at 100 Deer Crossing, Wimberley
Laura Schultz McComb, age 34 (DOB: 11/08/80) last seen at 100 Deer Crossing, Wimberley
Leighton McComb, age 4 (DOB: 07/23/10) last seen at 100 Deer Crossing, Wimberley
Kenneth Reissig, White Male, age 81, (DOB: 03/14/34) last seen at FM 32 @ 473 in Blanco County

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