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    Richardson dad posts video showing illegal cannabis treatments for daughter with autism

    Cannabis oil dispensaries will soon be open for business in Texas. The state began taking applications for the dispensaries yesterday and will continue accepting applications through March 23. Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, the Texas Compassionate Use Act allows the dispensing of low-THC cannabis (marijuana that contains at least 10% cannabidiol, aka CBD, and not more than 0.5% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC) to only one type of patient, those diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, a disorder where the seizures can’t be […]

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    Black History Month: Lens on Dallas

    It’s not a name that gets talked about much, but it’s a name that’s responsible for capturing a lot of history as it happened. Marion Butts, a prominent photographer in Dallas, covered anything and everything between the 1940s and 1990s, but he’s most well known for capturing the civil rights movement. “The Marion Butts collection is just so rich, in documenting just everyday life in the black community,” said Brian Collins, Manager. of Dallas History & Archives for the Dallas […]

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    Cats do not cause mental illness, new study says

    People who grow up with cats in the home are no more likely than anyone else to have problems. Problems with mental illness, that is. Results of research by British scientists who conducted the study were released Tuesday. It had previously been thought that owning a cat could cause psychiatric problems, with felines the primary host of the common parasite Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii),which has been linked to disorders such as schizophrenia — but this new study debunks that myth. […]

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    US Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas death row inmate

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a death row inmate in Texas whose own lawyers introduced evidence at trial that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he is black. The court ruled that the inmate, Duane Buck, will now be able to go back into a lower court and argue that he should have a new sentencing hearing. In a 6-2 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion holding that Buck […]

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    This talking doll might be a German spy

    GERMANY – Could a talking doll have a license to ‘spy?’ German authorities want the U.S. doll ‘My Friend Cayla’ pulled from store shelves and banned in Germany because they think it could be a spy! The Germans think the talking doll could be hacked and used to steal personal information from households where Cayla is hanging out. Yep, according to the New York Times, the Germans say Cayla can be easily hacked using a bluetooth connection. Cayla is made […]

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    83% of Texas supports some form of legalized marijuana

    By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Texans are more open to legalizing marijuana — and not just for medical use — according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Opposition to legal marijuana is dropping in Texas, with fewer than one in five respondents to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll saying they are against legalization in any form. Support for marijuana only for medical use has dropped over the last two years, but support for legalization for private […]

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    Watch Angelina Jolie eat spiders with her kids as she heals from Brad Pitt split

    A new project about family and loss has led Angelina Jolie to talk about her own. The actress spoke with the BBC about her new movie, “First They Killed My Father,” which she directed and produced. The Netflix original film tells the story of the Cambodian genocide through the eyes of a child. It’s a project that is near and dear to Jolie’s heart. She adopted her first child, son Maddox, from Cambodia after visiting and falling in love with […]

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    Undie runners take to Dallas streets

    DALLAS – Hundreds of DFW locals wearing only their underwear were thankful for beautiful weather as they showed up on Elm Street in Dallas Saturday, all for a good cause. Cupid’s Fun Run is the world’s largest undie run, taking place each year in 38 cities across the U.S. — and 10 cities in Australia — all benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. “My daughter, Jesslin, is affected by Neurofibromitosis, which is what the Childrens Tumor Foundation is trying to cure,” fun runner […]

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    Cop shoots, kills Fort Worth businesswoman’s accused killer

    GRAND PRAIRIE — An accused killer is dead after getting into a fight with a Grand Prairie cop. 30-year-old Joshua Henry was out on bond, waiting for his day in court in the death of prominent Fort Worth businesswoman Nicole “Nikki” Blahitka. Grand Prairie PD says a family member called 911 Friday night to report Henry flipping out at a home in the 400 block of Cober Drive. When cops arrived, they say Henry became “belligerent” and “a significant physical […]

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 14:  O.J. Simpson smiles at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    O.J. Simpson could soon be released from prison

    LOVELOCK, NV — Will The Juice soon be loose? There’s a BIG possibility, at least that’s the word from legal experts. O.J. Simpson’s been at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008. He was convicted of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon for holding up a sports memorabilia dealer inside a Las Vegas hotel room. O.J.’s up for parole this summer, around the time of his 70th birthday. A legal analyst for Sports Illustrated says he may get out early based […]