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Texas GOP leaders call judge’s immigration ruling ‘victory for rule of law’

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican state leaders on Wednesday called a judge’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration a “victory for the rule of law” and the Constitution, and demanded the administration halt all preparations to implement the programs that would defer the deportation of 4.7 million people living in the country illegally.

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State agency head defends embattled contract

The head of Texas’ second largest public retirement system on Monday defended the agency’s $205 million, four-year contract with a health care company that a recent state audit found was handled carelessly, had substandard oversight and may have been biased.

Trial details deadly intersection between ‘American Sniper’ and troubled veteran

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is a remote, 11,000-acre vacation spot where Chris Kyle had helped design the rifle range. It was a place where the Navy SEAL, depicted in the recent movie “American Sniper,” hung out with fellow veterans, some of them struggling to find their places in civilian life. They bonded over a shared passion: shooting.