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Valley Native Named UT Regent

There will be a second Rio Grande Valley native sitting on the University of Texas Board of Regents. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Houston attorney Janiece Longoria to the 9-member governing body of the U-T System. Longoria was born in McAllen and raised in Pharr, and is the daughter of the late state senator Raul […]

NATIONAL

Dying From Cancer: Where You Live Could Determine Your Fate

(AP) – A big new analysis finds that U.S. cancer death rates have steadily climbed in parts of the country struggling with obesity, heavy smoking and other ills. That’s a stark contrast with the national trend and improvements in wealthier pockets of the country. In parts of Appalachia and the Deep South, the rates have […]

WORLD

Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul Is ‘fully liberated’

(AP) – Iraq’s prime minister is declaring the eastern part of Mosul “fully liberated” from Islamic State group militants more than three months after the massive U.S.-backed operation began.  In his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Haider al-Abadi hailed the “unmatched heroism of all security forces factions” and the public support for the operation.  Asked […]