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Surfer Drowns Off South Padre Island

A Texas A&M student has drowned while surfing off of South Padre Island. The student was among a group of four Aggies who’d been surfing near Isla Blanca Park Thursday afternoon. But he separated from the group and went further out into the Gulf, but didn’t come back. The other students flagged down a lifeguard, […]

NATIONAL

Towns In Texas, Arizona Are Battlegrounds In Bathroom Debate

(AP) – An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender. Eleven states suing the Obama administration claim that a new federal directive about transgender students […]

WORLD

Italy Rescues 4,000 Migrants At Sea In 1 Day

(AP) – The Italian coast guard says some 4,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in 22 separate operations in one day.  Cmdr. Cosimo Nicastro says Thursday that number may well be a record, given the previous highs of migrant rescues have been up to 6,000 over two days. Tens of thousands of […]