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The clock is ticking for Republican leaders in Washington D.C. to pass their latest ObamaCare repeal bill. There is a September 30th deadline to have a new law in place before the budget reconciliation.

And the U.S. Senate is set for a possible vote next week on a bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Texas is the home of the Pantex Facility in Amarillo, an important part of the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons complex.

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Communities along the Texas coast are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey. It will take months or in some cases even years for things to return to normal. Some of the areas damaged heaviest by flooding are east of Houston in and around Beaumont. The Army and Texas National Guard have been stationed to help with recovery efforts. This week, TPR's Joey Palacios flew with the army via helicopter to Beaumont to survey the damage from the storm as generals received updates from ground troops on recovery.

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Confederate monuments are continuing to be dismantled in Texas. Last week, San Antonio removed a statue dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers. 

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This week, the Trump administration announced an end of the Obama-era program which protected young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation. The policy is known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.


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