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Texas Teacher Killed in Libya

The man making national news after being shot and killed while jogging on a street in Libya Thursday morning, was a teacher from Texas.

Ronnie Smith was from Austin, and took a job teaching chemistry at the International School in Benghazi.

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News Anchor and Weather Woman Have Battle of Words [VIDEO]

It doesn't matter how we may be, we are always going to have to deal with mean people. Girls can be especially mean and bitter, it's just in our blood. Now I'm not saying we're all like that all the time, but every single one of us has our moments. There are always going to be people who annoy us and rub the wrong way. Whether its a snotty little eye roll or a caddy comment, everyone's been on both the receiving and giving end. Luckily for us, however, it wasn't on live television.

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Town of West, Texas, Near Waco [UPDATED]

WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.

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Cussing Will Cost You in One Northeastern Town

A store owner in the Massachusetts town of Middleborough says she’s “really happy” that residents have voted to impose fines for swearing in public.

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Wood County Illegal Gambling Operations Busted

QUITMAN – The Sting operations conducted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department took down three separate illegal gambling sites simultaneously.

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Wintery Weather in North Texas

TEXARKANA -- A wintery mix is making travel slow today for motorist on Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana. The Department of Public Safety says some ice has formed on bridges and overpasses in Bowie County and several spots along the interstate. The Tyler-Longview areas will just see rain; no wintery mix is expected in the immediate area.

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Search Continues for Missing Pilot at Lake Palestine

LAKE PALESTINE -- Divers are resuming their search today for a missing pilot of a small plane that went down in Lake Palestine on Wednesday night. Searchers discovered the plane yesterday in about 17 feet of water, the door hatch had been opened and the seat belt undone, according to State Troopers. The plane flew out of Jacksonville before it plunged into the lake. The pilot is believed to be the only occupant of the aircraft.

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East Texas Man Arrested for Stealing Airplane

NACOGDOCHES — A man accused of stealing a plane from an East Texas airport hangar is jailed in Henderson County and being held without bond. Terry Lynn Boozer is charged with theft and evading arrest after Nacogdoches County deputies acted on a tip from an 8-year-old boy who found the plane at a private airstrip. Deputies recovered the plane and arrested Boozer after a short foot pursuit. The boy compared the numbers on the plane to stories posted online. The Cessna 182 was stolen Jan 28th from Athens Municipal Airport.

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Local and National News Headlines 2/8

WASHINGTON —A win Tuesday night for Rick Santorum has given his campaign the momentum he needed. The Republican presidential candidate won caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and Missouri's nonbinding primary. Mitt Romney sti

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Local and National News Headlines 2/7

WASHINGTON - Money to help about 1 million homeowners reduce their loans will soon be available. More than 40 states have agreed to a settlement with the five largest mortgage lenders. California and New York are among the states holding out but are said to be moving closer to backing a deal. The money available to homeowners could run as high as $25 billion if all states approve the deal.

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Local and National News Headlines 2/6

Texas AG Accepts Redistricting Voting Map
SAN ANTONIO — The Texas attorney general has accepted a deal on temporary voting maps that could salvage the state's April 3 date for primary elections. In a statement released today, Attorney General Greg Abbott said that seven minority groups agreed to a plan that minimizes changes to the original redistricting maps drafted by the GOP-controlled Legislature. Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar's lawyer tells The Associated Press the plan gives Texas two new Hispanic congressional seats. But at least one major minority group isn't on board. Attorney Luis Vera of the League of United Latin American Citizens says the new plan "means absolutely nothing." A federal court gave the state and minority groups until Monday to reach a compromise, or see the primaries pushed back for a second time. The groups said the original plan was discriminatory.

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Local and National News Headlines 2/3

WASHINGTON – There were less people out of work in January, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the lowest in nearly three years. The economy created 243,000 jobs last month, the most in nine months. Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs per month in the past three months. More jobs and higher incomes should help consumers boost spending and increase economic growth.

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