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HOT Fair and Rodeo returns Oct. 7 after livestock show gets head start Friday

Masking is a choice but not a mandate at this year’s Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, which will host its first Mexican Rodeo Spectacular, put retailers from across the country in the new $30 million BASE, and give the livestock show a week’s head start. Read more

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Free antibody treatment site opens in Waco for COVID-19 patients

A free clinic offering monoclonal antibody treatments, produced under the brand name Regeneron, will open Tuesday to COVID-19 patients in McLennan County. Read more

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Small packages hide big bang: Centex area loaded with elite 1A, 2A volleyball

Here in Central Texas, in those places where the population is sparse, the net profits are immense. Read more

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Waco mayor renews vaccine call as county sees first pediatric COVID-19 death

An 11-year-old boy has become the first pediatric patient in McLennan County to die of COVID-19, local public health officials said Monday in announcing seven new deaths from the disease in recent days. Read more

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Top 25 matchup between Baylor-Oklahoma State looming

With its ascension to the Top 25, Baylor is starting to gain national attention on a scale that the Bears haven’t seen since the 2019 season. Read more

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Midway, McGregor dropped from state mask lawsuit as judge mulls TRO for Waco, La Vega ISDs

A district judge in McLennan County on Monday dismissed Midway and McGregor independent school districts from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit over school masking policies but did not rule on the state’s request to block mask mandates at Waco ISD and La Vega ISD. Read more

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Waco neighbors: Obituaries for September 28

Read through the obituaries published today in Waco Tribune-Herald. Read more

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Texas GOP tries to protect US House seats under new maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing up to Texas' booming suburbs turning bluer, Republicans on Monday proposed new U.S. House maps that would fortify their slipping grip and shrink the number of seats where the majority of voters are Hispanic — even as they fuel the state's blistering growth. Read more

GOP blocks stopgap funding

WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government. Read more

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Waco homes for big families

Waco homes with at least five bedrooms. Read more

Police investigate after bullet holes found in West Waco homes

The Waco Police Department is investigating a gunfire incident Sunday in far West Waco that resulte… Read more

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Dallas Fed president to resign in wake of trading disclosures

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare moment of ethical controversy for the Federal Reserve, two top official… Read more

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Senate Republicans block bill that would avert government shutdown, avoid debt default

Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and suspend the debt limit to avoid a default, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again. Read more

Biden rule aims to shield 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policy’s legality. Read more

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Watch Now: Volcanic rock boils water almost instantly, and more of today's top videos

Watch volcanic rock from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Spain cause water to boil almost instantly, wh… Read more

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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. Read more

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Biden, McConnell receive COVID-19 booster shots, encourage vaccinations

President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older. Read more

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PHOTOS — Latin American Heritage Parade

PHOTOS — Scenes from Sunday's Latin American Heritage Parade, sponsored by the Waco Hispanic Museum… Read more

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Explainer: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

Your cup of coffee might be more expensive soon. Here's why. Read more

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Waco-area news briefs: McLennan Theatre presents 'She Kills Monsters'

Items of interest around the Waco area, in brief. Read more

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John Hinckley Jr., man who shot President Reagan, will be granted unconditional release

A judge will lift all restrictions on John Hinckley Jr. next year if the would-be assassin of President Reagan remains mentally stable. Read more

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Tech groups sue in attempt to void Texas social media law

Tech groups attempt to void Texas social media law: "HB 20 would unconstitutionally require platforms ... to disseminate, for example, pro-Nazi speech, terrorist propaganda, foreign government disinformation and medical misinformation," a lawsuit said. Read more

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Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda. Here's what to watch for in the coming days. Read more

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. Read more

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Top pics from the weekend: Germany Election and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

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Today in history: Sept. 27

During World War II, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from … Read more

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'Moulin Rouge!' musical wins 10 Tony Awards; Germany's Social Dems win tight race; NFL Week 3 recap

Monday morning headlines: Full results from the 74th Tony Awards; Germany's Social Dems win biggest share of vote; a recap of NFL action from Sunday. Get caught up. Read more

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Celebrity Birthdays: Sept. 27

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Camp, Avril Lavigne… Read more

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Top headlines this morning: Sept. 27

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Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

At least 2,853 Haitians deported from Texas have landed in Port-au-Prince with $15-$100 in cash handouts and a “good luck out there” from migration officials — many setting foot in the country for the first time in years, even decades. Read more

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Today in sports history: Sept. 27

In 1998, Mark McGwire gives baseball a new magic number, hitting two homers to reach No. 70 in the … Read more

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Small packages hide big bang: Centex area loaded with elite 1A, 2A volleyball

Here in Central Texas, in those places where the population is sparse, the net profits are immense. Read more

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Top 25 matchup between Baylor-Oklahoma State looming

With its ascension to the Top 25, Baylor is starting to gain national attention on a scale that the Bears haven’t seen since the 2019 season. Read more

At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. Read more

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. Read more

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Waco neighbors: Obituaries for September 28

Read through the obituaries published today in Waco Tribune-Herald.

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Celebrity Birthdays: Sept. 27

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Camp, Avril Lavigne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lil’ Wayne, Marc Maron, Meat Loaf, Sierra Hull and more. 

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Today in sports history: Sept. 27

In 1998, Mark McGwire gives baseball a new magic number, hitting two homers to reach No. 70 in the St. Louis Cardinals’ season finale. See more sports moments from this date.

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3 dismembered bodies found in burning Fort Worth dumpster

FORT WORTH — Police were investigating after three dismembered bodies were discovered in a dumpster that had been set afire in Texas.

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Watch Now: Volcanic rock boils water almost instantly, and more of today's top videos

Watch volcanic rock from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Spain cause water to boil almost instantly, what life on the streets of Kabul is like after the Taliban takeover, and more of today's top videos.

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Public warned in Alaska after river otter attacks

A pack of river otters has attacked people and pets in some of the most popular outdoor areas in Anchorage, Alaska, even injuring a child.

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English church's beer fest stirs outrage as visitors pose with drinks on graves

Photos of beer festival visitors posing while sitting around a grave, their drinks balanced upon it, sparked a storm of anger on social media.

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Today in history: Sept. 27

During World War II, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Instagram is putting a hold on the development of Instagram kids, geared toward children under 13, so it can address concerns about the vulnerability of younger users.

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Watch Now: Couple has breathtakingly close encounter with group of humpback whales

This incredible video shows a husband and wife's amazing encounter with a group of humpback whales in the South Pacific.