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'Free Palestine' written on church shooter's rifle

Police say motive of shooting unknown after woman opens fire at megachurch with an AR-15 emblazoned with the words 'Free Palestine' before being killed by security.

'Free Palestine' written on church shooter's rifle

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Palestinian Arab stabbed in bias-motivated crime

Police say the stabbing of a Palestinian Arab-American man in Austin, after he took part in a pro-Gaza rally, was a “bias-motivated incident".

Palestinian Arab stabbed in bias-motivated crime

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

Israel Dog Unit continues the search for remains of victims of the October 7th massacre with help from a volunteer and working dog from Texas.

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

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Man who torched Austin synagogue sent to 10 years in prison

The Texas man pleaded guilty to arson and a hate crime causing damage to religious property.

Man who torched Austin synagogue sent to 10 years in prison

Arab who plotted to kill Jews in Texas is arrested

Palestinian man who plotted to kill Jews in Houston arrested on federal firearms charges.

Arab who plotted to kill Jews in Texas is arrested

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Teacher reportedly fired for reading Anne Frank’s diary in class

'A version of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ book that was not approved by the district was read in class,' school district spokesperson says.

Teacher reportedly fired for reading Anne Frank’s diary in class

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2019 Walmart shooter sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences

Patrick Crusius, who fatally shot 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso, agreed in February to the back-to-back life sentences.

2019 Walmart shooter sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences

Airline worker killed by being sucked into engine in Texas

An investigation is underway to determine how the accident happened and who was at fault.

Airline worker killed by being sucked into engine in Texas

Texas shooter shared extremist beliefs on social media

Suspected shooter in Allen, Texas, reportedly wrote posts with rants against Jews, women and racial minorities.

Texas shooter shared extremist beliefs on social media

Officials:

Texas gunman was neo-Nazi sympathizer

Gunman who murdered eight in Dallas was wearing a tactical vest and was also armed with a handgun.

Texas gunman was neo-Nazi sympathizer

Texas: 7 dead, six injured after SUV rams pedestrians

Authorities suspect driver intentionally rammed pedestrians outside of homeless shelter near Mexican border in southern Texas.

Texas: 7 dead, six injured after SUV rams pedestrians

Nine dead in shooting at mall near Dallas

Nine dead, including the shooter, and seven hospitalized in shooting at outlet mall in Allen, Texas.

Nine dead in shooting at mall near Dallas

Texas man pleads guilty to hate crime, setting synagogue on fire

Antisemitic arsonist faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting to setting Austin Reform synagogue on fire due to his hatred of Jews.

Texas man pleads guilty to hate crime, setting synagogue on fire

Father of 9 posing as Hasidic Jew charged with molesting sons

TikTok sensation single father who lied about Jewish background facing 11 charges related to sexually abusing 6 children.

Father of 9 posing as Hasidic Jew charged with molesting sons

'Kill all Jews': Texas schools defaced with threatening graffiti

Violent messages found on two nearby schools in Fort Worth also warn students not to attend classes on Friday.

'Kill all Jews': Texas schools defaced with threatening graffiti

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One dead, three injured in shooting in El Paso mall

The mall is located near a Walmart where 23 people were killed in a racist shooting in 2019.

One dead, three injured in shooting in El Paso mall

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State commission warns of dangerous rates of antisemitism

Study from Texas commission urges action to counter surge in antisemitic incidents in state with increasing Jewish population.

State commission warns of dangerous rates of antisemitism

Texas court rules Jewish death row inmate should get new trial

Court cites antisemitic bias from judge in Jewish man’s case as reason for retrial.

Texas court rules Jewish death row inmate should get new trial

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Messianic 'rabbi' charged with rape opens school board meeting

Texas school board that banned Anne Frank book invited Messianic ‘rabbi’ charged with sexual assault to open meeting with prayer.

Messianic 'rabbi' charged with rape opens school board meeting

Watch: Two planes collide at Texas airshow

Several injured in Dallas, Texas, airshow after two planes collide midair, sparking fire.

Watch: Two planes collide at Texas airshow

Texas candidate penned book about Anne Frank becoming Christian

An evangelical GOP House candidate in Texas wrote a novel about Anne Frank finding Jesus.

Texas candidate penned book about Anne Frank becoming Christian

Texas candidate: Vote for the only Christian on the ballot

A Texas candidate wants you to know he’s the ‘only Christian’ running. His opponent is Jewish.

Texas candidate: Vote for the only Christian on the ballot

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Man who sold pistol to synagogue hostage taker sent to prison

Man who sold pistol to man who held four hostages inside Colleyville synagogue sent to nearly eight years in prison for federal gun crime.

Man who sold pistol to synagogue hostage taker sent to prison

'Disgusting' - Mayor falls asleep at fallen policeman's funeral

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement member Justin Berry calls out Austin's 'anti-police' mayor after his latest public embarrassment.

'Disgusting' - Mayor falls asleep at fallen policeman's funeral

Chicago mayor slams migrant buses: 'Riding a bus is tough'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot cites her horrible experience riding buses as a college student while slamming Texas for sending migrants to Chicago.

Chicago mayor slams migrant buses: 'Riding a bus is tough'

Texas confirms first monkeypox death in the US

Dead monekypox patient was 'severely immunocompromised,' Texas Health Department says.

Texas confirms first monkeypox death in the US

Beto O’Rourke suspends campaign due to infection

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke clears campaign schedule after receiving treatment for unspecified bacterial infection.

Beto O’Rourke suspends campaign due to infection

Texas school district restores adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary

Keller Independent School District outside Fort Worth returns “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” after controversy.

Texas school district restores adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary

Texas superintendent:

Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves

Amid outcry, Texas superintendent says Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves ‘very soon.’

Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves

Texas: Version of Anne Frank's diary to be removed from shelves

Texas school district orders librarians to remove a version of Anne Frank’s diary from shelves.

Texas: Version of Anne Frank's diary to be removed from shelves

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Texas woman rescued moments before car falls into sinkhole

Massive sinkhole in El Paso opens up in intersection leading to daring rescue of woman trapped in car.

Texas woman rescued moments before car falls into sinkhole

Texas man convicted for honor killings after 12 years on the run

Yaser Said had been on the FBI’s most wanted list since 2008 for the murder of his teenager daughters.

Texas man convicted for honor killings after 12 years on the run

Texas governor sending more 'migrant buses' to NYC

Texas Governor says border states are done shouldering the load when it comes to illegals, with a record amount of crossings in May.

Texas governor sending more 'migrant buses' to NYC

Report finds:

Failures in police response to Texas school shooting

Texas state lawmakers issue preliminary report slamming law enforcement's slow response to school shooting in Uvalde.

Failures in police response to Texas school shooting

Texas natural gas pipeline explodes, area evacuated

Natural gas line explosion triggers massive blaze, which is put out before it can spread to nearby buildings.

Texas natural gas pipeline explodes, area evacuated

Texas man in custody for planning Amazon warehouse shooting

19-year old arrested by police and charged for planning to commit a mass shooting at an Amazon warehouse where he worked.

Texas man in custody for planning Amazon warehouse shooting

NATO office in Texas removes display honoring Nazi ace

Following complaints from Jewish staffers, NATO office on Texas Air Force Base removes print of storied Nazi combat pilot and his plane.

NATO office in Texas removes display honoring Nazi ace

Texas: 46 people found dead in semi truck

At least 46 migrants were found dead in the back of a semi truck. Incident being treated as a suspected case of human smuggling.

Texas: 46 people found dead in semi truck

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

Texas Republican Party approves platform that supports the “prohibition” of a Palestinian state in lands that Israel now controls.

Texas Republican platform 'prohibits' Palestinian state

Texas Jew who founded underwear nonprofit named CNN Hero

Amy Weiss, Texas Jewish leader who founded nonprofit helping children in need, is named CNN Hero.

Texas Jew who founded underwear nonprofit named CNN Hero

Israel Heritage Foundation: Let's put our differences aside

Rabbi David Katz, IHF Executive Director: "Let's work together to stop these vicious acts and let us not forget to pray"

Israel Heritage Foundation: Let's put our differences aside

Biden to visit Uvalde following mass shooting

President and First Lady will meet with community members and families following school shooting that left 21 dead.

Biden to visit Uvalde following mass shooting

Texas official:

Uvalde gunman fired outside school for 12 minutes

Authorities still investigating why no one stopped the gunman, who lingered outside the building for 12 minutes before walking in.

Uvalde gunman fired outside school for 12 minutes

Husband of Texas shooting victim dead of heart attack

Joe Garcia suffers fatal heart attack 2 days after losing his wife in mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.

Husband of Texas shooting victim dead of heart attack

The case for Ukraine

Part I: If Ukraine has no right to exist then Canada is in question, and certainly California and Texas have no foot to stand on. Op-ed.

The case for Ukraine

Texas gunman revealed his intentions on Facebook

Gunman who opened fire at elementary school in Uvalde said on Facebook just before the shooting that he was going to attack a school.

Texas gunman revealed his intentions on Facebook

Op-ed:

#Not all men are mass shooters

But all mass shooters in the US so far this year have been male.Is there any way we can intervene long before a mass shooting occurs? Op-ed.

#Not all men are mass shooters

Horror in Texas:

19 children and 2 adults dead in school shooting

19 children and 2 adults killed in shooting incident at elementary school in Uvalde. Shooter is dead.

19 children and 2 adults dead in school shooting

Sen. after Texas shooting:

'What are we doing?!'

Connecticut Senator begs Republicans to reach deal on gun control in impassioned speech after Texas school massacre.

'What are we doing?!'

Biden:

'When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?'

Biden following elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: I am sick and tired. We have to act. We have to do more.

'When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?'

Alan Dershowitz among 18 jurists defending Texas anti-BDS law

Dershowitz, Epstein, and 16 other leading constitutional and business law professors team up to defend Texas anti-BDS law.

Alan Dershowitz among 18 jurists defending Texas anti-BDS law

Legal watchdog slams federal court ruling on Texas anti-BDS law

A U.S. federal court’s ruling against the Texas anti-BDS law "has no basis in law" and is being appealed by two advocacy organizations.

Legal watchdog slams federal court ruling on Texas anti-BDS law

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Texas governor 'ships' dozens of migrants to Washington, D.C.

Dozens of migrants transported from Texas to Washington D.C. as governor says he's fed up with Biden's border policy.

Texas governor 'ships' dozens of migrants to Washington, D.C.

Youtube removes Islamist channel that inspired Texas gunman

Youtube finally removes channel belonging to Islamist who inspired Colleyville, Texas synagogue gunman.

Youtube removes Islamist channel that inspired Texas gunman

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13-year-old drove truck which crashed into van and killed 9

Officials determine 13-year-old was driving a pickup truck that crashed into a van in Texas on Tuesday.

13-year-old drove truck which crashed into van and killed 9

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

Trend of antisemitic flyers being distributed by hate group in residential areas across the United States continues.

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

Houston area again targeted with antisemitic flyers

Driveways of two subdivisions in Atascocita were found littered with pamphlets featuring antisemitic and racist propaganda over the weekend.

Houston area again targeted with antisemitic flyers

Teva reaches settlement with Texas over opioid lawsuit

Israeli drugmaker reaches settlement worth $225 million to resolve claims it fueled an opioid epidemic in Texas.

Teva reaches settlement with Texas over opioid lawsuit

Ted Cruz meets with Colleyville, Texas Jewish leaders

Senator Ted Cruz meets with Colleyville Jewish leaders to discuss ways to combat antisemitism and how to keep Texas synagogues safe.

Ted Cruz meets with Colleyville, Texas Jewish leaders

Man charged with selling gun to synagogue attacker

Texas man charged with selling gun to Malik Faisal Akram who held four hostages inside Congregation Beth Israel.

Man charged with selling gun to synagogue attacker