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Texas pediatrician fatally shoots another doctor and himself during hostage situation in Austin, police say

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A Texas pediatrician diagnosed with terminal cancer killed another pediatrician during a hostage situation before turning the gun on himself, according to an Austin Police Department news release. Dispatchers receiv...

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders review of military sexual assault prevention programs

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In his first directive since taking office, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is ordering senior Pentagon leadership to send him reports detailing their efforts to prevent sexual assault and harassment, as well as what...

Senate to vote on confirmation of Biden defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin

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The Senate will hold a confirmation vote on Friday for President Joe Biden's defense secretary pick retired Gen. Lloyd Austin. Austin, who retired in 2016 and would be the first African American to run the departmen...

Biden names retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense nominee

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President-elect Joe Biden has named retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as his nominee for secretary of defense, the Biden transition team announced Tuesday. The former commander of the US Central Command would make hist...

Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, source says

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, to be his secretary of defense, a source familiar with the decision told CNN on Monday. If confirmed...

Austin mayor apologizes after he told residents to stay at home while vacationing in Mexico

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Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, said in a video posted on YouTube Wednesday that he regrets traveling to Mexico in early November as he was urging people to be cautious about the spread of Covid-19. "The first w...

A former Austin Library employee is accused of stealing $1.3M in printer toner

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City auditors in Austin, Texas, say a former public library employee fraudulently bought $ 1.5 million in printer toner, stole at least $ 1.3 million worth and then sold it online. Auditors got a tip in March 2019...

Somebody spray-painted graffiti on headstones in a historically Black cemetery in Austin, Texas

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A historically Black cemetery was vandalized with blue spray paint over the weekend in Austin, Texas. Fifteen headstones were defaced with graffiti at Evergreen Cemetery in East Austin, according to the Austin Parks...

Texas billboard warns drivers to enter Austin ‘at your own risk’ after city reduces police budget

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A Texas law enforcement association erected two billboards this week, warning drivers to enter Austin at their own risk after the city reduced its police department budget. "Warning!!! Austin Police Defunded Enter a...