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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.

Bergdahl, a native of Idaho, pleaded guilty before the military judge in the case, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

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The City of San Antonio and Bexar County have formally withdrawn a proposal asking Amazon to build its second headquarters in San Antonio.  While city and county leaders believe there are plenty of local incentives, they say “blindly giving away the farm is not our style.”

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Procedural issues thwart the efforts of a group of Bexar County Republicans who want to censure the leadership of House Speaker Joe Straus.  But that group plans to bring the issue back up for a vote at a meeting next month.

Similar to efforts made by more than 50 other county Republican Party groups, some Bexar County GOP precinct chairs would like to censure Straus’ leadership as Speaker.  They say the San Antonio-area Republican too often has set his own agenda and broken away from the party’s platform on issues like creating a statewide transgender bathroom ban.

A proposal to simplify cervical cancer screening could end up missing some cancers, researchers and patient advocates say. And that could be especially true for minority women.

Latina and black women already have the highest rates of cervical cancer in the U.S., and more than half of women with the disease were not screened in the five years before their diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of people testing positive for HIV is on the decline nationally and across Texas, but not in Bexar County. 


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