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Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program.

From Texas Standard:

"What goes up must come down” is Newton's Third Law of Motion – and part of a 1960s song that you may now have spinning in your head. But the truth of those words is being tested right now in Waco, Texas.

I can tell you from experience that as soon as something good happens in Waco, something else sets the city back again. But that pattern of ups and downs changed with the arrival of “Fixer Upper,” the wildly popular HGTV show featuring local house-flipping team Chip and Joanna Gaines.

This will be another weekend when America is transfixed by football – not for what’s on the field but on the sidelines. Taking a knee and knelling during the national anthem in protest against racial injustice in America is a hot button issue – largely due to the attention given it by President Trump.

Trump has called the players who decline to stand during the anthem unpatriotic, he has used profanity to describe them and has called on the National Football League to fire or suspend the players who use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech in this manner.  

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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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