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Former mayor of San Antonio announced as potential running mate for Clinton: Locals react

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Juan Capallero discusses his support for Castro on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Capallero is from San Antonio, “born and raised.”   After being endorsed by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, Presidential Candidate and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is “looking hard” at Castro, causing many to speculate…

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And now, a few words from the Democrats: The first Democratic Presidential Debate

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The first round of Democratic Primary Presidential debates for the 2016 presidential election occurred last evening, Tuesday, October 13th. Discussion topics included gun control, the shrinking of the middle class, the raising of the minimum wage, imminent climate change, college affordability, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, and injustices surrounding the criminal justice system. According to New…

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Eyes on the Tiger: ARS family supports alumna at Dallas Division I volleyball tournament

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Ann Richards alumna, Sofia Hruby, was supported by friends, family, and former teammates in the SMU Doubletree Classic volleyball tournament in Dallas, Texas September 18th and 19th. Hruby is one of eight freshmen on the Clemson University volleyball team.  Since late June, she has been at Clemson in South Carolina preparing for the Atlantic Coast…

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The Pope Scope: US makes provisions for Pope Francis’ first visit

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“Residents need to treat this event like they would a forecasted snowstorm,” New Jersey State Police warned those in the Philadelphia area last month. “That means buy your groceries,  refill critical medicines, complete your errands before that day. Don’t schedule unnecessary or medical procedures during that period.” At the end of the month, thousands of…

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A Sweet Start to September: Blue Bell returns to stores

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Blue Bell returned to select Austin stores Tuesday, September 1. Blue Bell had disappeared from the shelves in April, due to it’s relation to listeria outbreaks in several states. Production in the Sylacauga, Alabama, facility resumed in July, after being tested for listeria. When the results came back negative, a re-distribution plan was formulated: The ice cream…

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The Fight for the Texas Dream Act

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Texas was one of the first states to offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants as a part of the Dream (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act fourteen years ago. The act grants undocumented immigrants in the United States conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency. Since then, almost 25,000 undocumented students currently pay in-state tuition,…

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Allowing handguns on colleges campuses in Texas

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Two widely controversial bills were introduced into the Texas State Senate and House of Representatives that would approve handgun-carry on Texas college campuses this past March. Private institutions would have the option to opt out of the provision. These two bills have not passed yet, but have a good chance of becoming laws. The existing law relating to…

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What to expect in Obama’s last years

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President Obama promises to strengthen the middle class, be diplomatic but firm in foreign policy, and pursue increased opportunities for all Americans in his State of the Union address.

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The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops

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Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated and impoverished countries. To put its size into perspective, the country is only slightly smaller than Iowa, but has the 9th largest population in the world of 166,280,712. The country is situated between India and Burma, and deals with many of the same issues these countries do, including…

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Ebola Update: First Case in The United States

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The United States now has a confirmed case of Ebola, the first US appearance of this deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan is currently is in serious condition at the Dallas Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, after arriving in the United States from Liberia. What is Ebola Ebola is a serious illness that, when untreated, can be extremely fatal.…

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ISIS – the new terrorist group?

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A month and a half ago, extremist group ISIS became known to the general public as the newest terrorist group. Their beheadings of US and British journalists and citizens, along with brutal treatment towards Iraqi and Syrian citizens forced governments worldwide to make a choice about how they would respond. Background ISIS started off as an al Qaeda splinter…

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ARS students react to Joan River’s death

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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, died September 4, 2014. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords on August 28 when she stopped breathing. Rivers was taken to the hospital, and had been on life support for the past week. Rivers was in movies such as Shrek 2 and The Smurfs, and the TV show Fashion…

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