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6:24am

Sun September 1, 2013
Health

Texas Megachurch At Center Of Measles Outbreak

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 1:58 pm

The Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, is linked to at least 21 cases of measles.
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Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago. But in recent years, the highly infectious disease has cropped up in communities with low vaccination rates, most recently in North Texas.

There, 21 people — the majority of whom have not been immunized — have gotten the disease, which began at a vaccine-skeptical megachurch.

The outbreak began when a man who contracted the virus on a recent trip to Indonesia visited the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about an hour and a half northwest of Dallas.

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1:05pm

Wed August 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Fort Hood Gunman Nidal Hasan Sentenced To Death For 2009 Attack

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 3:23 pm

Nidal Hasan, seen here in 2010, has been sentenced to death for killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 more in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.
Bell County Sheriff's Office handout Getty Images

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death by a military jury. The same jury found Hasan guilty last week of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009. Hasan also wounded more than 30 others in the attack.

We'll add more details as news emerges.

Update at 3:40 p.m. ET: Tossed From Army; Appeals Automatic

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12:04pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Gunman Found Guilty On All Counts In Fort Hood Murder Rampage

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:41 pm

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is seen in a booking photo after being moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010, in Belton, Texas.
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A military jury has returned a guilty verdict on multiple counts of murder and attempted murder against Maj. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood.

The attack at the Texas military base killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

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4:49pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Politics

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Attorney General Eric Holder was "wrong to mess with Texas."
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8:47am

Wed August 21, 2013
The Two-Way

In Fort Hood, Hasan Rests His Case Without Calling Witnesses

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 9:18 am

Maj. Nidal Hasan faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.
Bell County Sheriff's Office Reuters/Landov

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people during a 2009 shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses during his military trial.

Reuters reports:

"Hasan is acting as his own defense attorney on charges stemming from the shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas.

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