Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center

Prosecutors said that Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, had also boasted that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when Trump supporters stormed the building.

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After the Nassar Scandal, Gymnastics Coaches Try a New Tone

Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for Runoff

The front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.

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Man Charged in Bomb Plot Targeting Amazon Data Center

Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia, prosecutors said.

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Turn the Lights Out. Here Come the Birds.

Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.

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5 People Die in ‘Massive’ Texas Crash of More Than 70 Vehicles

The accident, involving up to 100 vehicles, took place along Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, where the authorities warned of dangerous weather conditions.

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What’s Playing in Dallas? With Streaming, I Could Find Out

Open-air shows. Joint productions. Filmed dress rehearsals. Here’s a faraway close-up on how one theater community has stayed reasonably robust in adversity.

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Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

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Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer’ Accused of Sex Abuse in Teenagers’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Texas on Monday accuses a star of the Netflix docuseries of soliciting sex and nude photos from two underage boys.

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Former Angels Employee Charged in Pitcher’s Overdose Death

Tyler Skaggs, who had fentanyl and oxycodone in his system at the time of his death, would not have died if not for the fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

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Golf’s Return Draws a Star-Studded Field and a Prickly Entrance Test

The PGA Tour’s first event in three months will be contested without fans, fist bumps or Tiger Woods. But even with constraints, golfers are eager to play.

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Shooting at Fort Worth Park With 600 People Leaves 5 Wounded

It was not clear what such a large crowd was doing at the park in Fort Worth during the pandemic, the police said. Witnesses told officials at least 30 gunshots were heard.

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Prisoner With Coronavirus Dies After Giving Birth While on Ventilator

Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal prisoner to die after getting the coronavirus, had just started serving a two-year drug sentence for selling methamphetamine.

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