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Cruz, Cornyn Praise Marshal Nomination

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas are giving the thumbs-up after President Trump announced his intention to nominate John Garrison as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler. Cornyn pointed to what he termed Garrison's "28 distinguished years with the U.S. Marshals Service in the Eastern District." Cornyn says he looks forward to supporting Garrison's swift confirmation in the Senate. Cruz adds that "Garrison has served the Eastern District ...

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Hangers of Hope to Open Third Location

TYLER -- The Grand Opening is set Thursday for the third location of Hangers of Hope. The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Troup Highway in Tyler, next to Super 1. Hangers of Hope is a thrift store and donation center benefiting Bethesda Health Clinic. All proceeds fund the mission of providing medical and dental care to the working un-insured or under-insured of East Texas. You can go to http://hangersofhope.com for more information.

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from East Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Sterns has been wanted since December 2017 and has ties to Nacogdoches County. Sterns, said to be affiliated with the Crips gang, is wanted for parole violation, aggravated robbery, and evading arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. ...

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2017 Water Quality Report Now Available

LONGVIEW -- The 2017 City of Longview Water Quality Report is available now for viewing online at http://www.LongviewTexas.gov/WaterQualityReport. If you would like a printed copy of the report, you may call 903-237-1030. According to a news release, the city "utilizes the latest technology to treat your drinking water and this water is tested continuously to ensure high quality." Officials say the city "is committed to maintaining an adequate raw water supply and for producing potable water at sufficient pressure, volume ...

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Kilgore Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Bank Robbery

GREGG COUNTY -- A Kilgore man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for bank robbery. According to our news partner KETK, Michael Duntae Fagans, 40, pleaded guilty in the 188th District Court in Longview Tuesday to the February 9, 2017, robbery of Austin State Bank in Longview. He waived all rights to appeal as part of his plea. Two other defendants in the case are awaiting sentencing.

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World

On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last year
How European countries deal with the detention of migrant children
World Cup fans drinking Moscow dry, straining bars’ beer supplies
Kim Jong Un again calls for step-by-step denuclearization
Canada becomes second country to fully legalize marijuana
North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War
U.S. loses top spot in World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings
South Korea calls for ‘corresponding measures’ from the North after military exercise with US suspended
China hints it may retaliate against US for new tariffs
Kim Jong Un makes third surprise visit to China in less than 3 months
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Business

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family
Passengers sue Southwest Airlines over emergency landing, allege they were ‘confronted with their greatest fear’
How AMC Theatres plans to compete with MoviePass
Kate Spade’s namesake brand pledges $1M to suicide prevention groups
Almost $118B worth of US homes threatened by rising sea levels, report says
Computer glitch grounding 2,500 flights could take days to sort out, airline says
Major retailers say they’ll phase out sales of paint stripper with chemical linked to deaths
Facebook campaign tops $9M to reunite immigrant families separated at border
Eight things you should never do at hotel checkout
Man charged with making $1.3M in fraudulent returns to Walmart
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Political

Lawmakers struggle to agree on immigration fix ahead of House votes Thursday
Congressional panel responds to Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy
Some GOP Senate hopefuls betting on Trump’s immigration gamble
Michael Cohen resigns from Republican National Committee post
Trump signs executive order he says will keep immigrant families together
Republican lawmaker in Texas heckled over border crisis
Former Trump aide mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome
Homeland Security secretary heckled at Mexican restaurant over immigration
If I’d kept quiet I would have been criticized: Comey on DOJ inspector general’s report
Michael Cohen hires new lawyer in ongoing New York criminal probe
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Health

The trending concern in schools: Opioid awareness and prevention
Paramedics investigated for covering teenager with sheet after mistakenly believing he was dead
Seasonal produce to make your summer recipes shine
Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds
Mom shaves toddler’s head: “We made a decision cancer wouldn’t take his hair.”
Science shows party dip can give you herpes
Life after attempting suicide: What 4 survivors want you to know
Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia
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Entertainment

“SNL” star Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande: it’s “like I won a contest”
“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing “Juneteenth” musical
Kevin Costner says “Yellowstone’s” Montana setting is like “the Garden of Eden”
George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children
Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson
Watch now: Stallone and Michael B. Jordan are back in “Creed 2” trailer
It’s a boy! Eva Longoria welcomes a son
“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan announces, then walks back intention to leave Fox over immigration news coverage
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Sports

Banned from stadiums at home, Iranian women attend World Cup soccer matches in Russia
Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book
Scoreboard roundup — 6/19/18
Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows
Scoreboard roundup — 6/18/18
Firefighter from Massachusetts plays in US Open
Mexican World Cup fans’ ‘massive jumps’ may have set off manmade earthquake
Scoreboard roundup — 6/17/18
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