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Texas detective fired for mishandling child abuse cases

A veteran Fort Worth police detective failed to arrest a registered sex offender linked to the rape of a young girl, mishandled claims by two girls that their father sexually abused them and allowed "multiple offenders" to avoid arrest or prosecution, according to investigators.

Ken Paxton: Is his legal trouble motivated by politics?

Paxton places most of the blame for his legal troubles on a vendetta by a friend-turned-adversary, with some cutthroat politics in Collin County, where the criminal charges originated, thrown into the mix. Prosecutor Brian Wice isn’t buying it, calling the assertion “as predictable as it is untrue.”

GOP group launches new attack on Gallego

On the day Hillary Clinton will accept her party’s nomination for president, a fresh effort by a Republican-allied group is trying to tie her high untrustworthy ratings to a dozen Democratic candidates for Congress.

Hillary Clinton’s Texas ties run deep

Hours after the Democratic National Convention formally nominated Hillary Clinton for the presidency, Bill Clinton on Tuesday night drew big applause from the Texas delegation when he mentioned his wife’s work in the state.

Austin officials fumbled 4 chances to address Breaion King case

Since the release of police videos that depict the conduct of Richter and officer Patrick Spradlin — triggering harsh condemnation from city officials and a social media firestorm — a key question has been why top police officials acted only after they were alerted to the case by the media a year later.

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