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1:00am

Tue August 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:59 am

In case of emergency, go to the strip mall or the hospital?
iStockphoto.com

Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.

It's called a "free-standing ER," and some 400 of them have opened across the country in the past four years.

The trend is hot around Houston, where there are already 41 free-standing ERs and 10 more in the works.

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9:55am

Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Texans Call For Boycott Of Retailers That Fought Wage Bill

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 11:56 am

In Texas, back-to-school shoppers are being urged to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores for their efforts to quash a wage fairness bill. In this file photo, a man shops at a Sears store in Fort Worth.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

A group is calling on back-to-school shoppers to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores in Texas this weekend, in retaliation for the national retailers' efforts to quash a bill that would have strengthened the state's wage discrimination law.

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9:43am

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Says Nidal Hasan Can Represent Himself In Fort Hood Trial

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 10:28 am

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

The judge presiding over the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people during a 2009 shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, said Hasan can continue to defend himself, The Associated Press reports.

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5:51am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

'I Am The Shooter,' Fort Hood Defendant Tells Court

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 10:17 am

Maj. Nidal Hasan faces 13 charges of murder and 32 of attempted murder for the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. A Muslim, he has refused a judge's order to shave his beard, though it violates Army regulations.
Bell County Sheriff's Office Reuters/Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Martin Kaste reports on Day 1 of the Fort Hood trial

(We updated this post at 11:30 a.m. ET with word that attorneys who are advising Maj. Nidal Hasan want to be excused from the case and at 12:15 p.m. ET with word that the trial had recessed for the day.)

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3:58pm

Tue August 6, 2013
National

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 5:25 pm

Trains that once deposited travelers for shopping and dining in dusty Sierra Blanca, Texas, no longer stop here. Interstates further eroded the local economy as more people chose to live and shop in El Paso, 85 miles away.
G.W. Schulz The Center for Investigative Reporting

As they walk through the front door, visitors to the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office in Sierra Blanca, Texas, get punched by the overpowering odor of marijuana.

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