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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Podcasting superstar from 'Serial' coming to Fort Worth

If you hear yourself hearing a certain haunting theme in early August as you pass the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, don’t be alarmed.

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Texas abortion clinics ask judge to stop new law

 

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Abortion providers in Texas want a federal judge to stop a new law that they say will leave just eight facilities statewide where women can legally terminate a pregnancy after Sept. 1.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel is to decide whether Texas can implement one of the most disputed provisions of a sweeping anti-abortion law that the Republican-controlled Legislature passed in 2013. The weeklong trial began Monday in Austin.

The law requires all abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. A coalition of abortion providers say 18 abortion clinics in Texas will close at the end of the month if the law takes effect.

Most affected would be women along the Texas-Mexico border, where the closest U.S. abortion provider would be a four-hour drive.

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