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Texas Congressman Joe Barton of Ennis says Capitol Hill police and security officers are the reason a morning attack on Republican lawmakers did not become a massacre.

State of Texas / Department of Transportation

A major highway closure is taking place this weekend in San Antonio.  TxDOT will close the main lanes of I-10 in both directions at Fair Oaks Parkway beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

In order to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible, TxDOT has created some two-lane exit ramps to the access roads.

“What we’re actually going to do is convert this small section from the temporary ramp, up to Fair Oaks Parkway,” said TxDOT engineer Joe Mendez. “We’re going to make sure that traffic is only traveling in one direction.”

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Texas has one of the highest rates of TB in the U.S.  Now, a sweeping effort is underway to diagnose and treat people in South Texas who don’t know they harbor the lung infection.

UT Health San Antonio

The man taking over the helm at the UT Health Cancer Center is coming to San Antonio from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Ruben Mesa, MD, is an oncologist who has served as principal investigator in more than 70 clinical trials. He is an  international expert in a group of bone marrow disorders that often lead to leukemia.

Updated at 10:15 p.m. ET

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana has undergone surgery and will need further operations, after being shot by a man who opened fire with a rifle on an early morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress in Alexandria, Va. Scalise was the most seriously injured of four victims of the shootings.

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