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September 11th Trial Date Set In Irene Garza Murder Case

Final preparations have been set for the murder trial of the former McAllen priest believed to have killed former beauty queen and teacher Irene Garza 57 years ago. During a brief court hearing Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys confirmed they’re ready for trial, and Judge Luis Singleterry set September 11th as the date for the […]

NATIONAL

US Says Ban On Laptops In Airplane Cabins Has Been Lifted

(AP) – The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps in increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don’t contain a bomb, and pulling more […]

WORLD

For Many African Girls, Menstruation Means Humiliation

(AP) – Menstrual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa.  Some are demanding that governments supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropping out because of embarrassment. Kenya’s president last month authorized his government to supply sanitary pads to teenage girls at public schools nationwide. […]