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Abbott to call for credit for massive online courses

Posted: 9:49 AM - Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses, often referred to as "MOOCs", as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge of his plans say.

Texas voter ID law trial begins in Corpus Christi

Posted: 9:28 AM - The three-year-old Texas voter ID law heads to federal court on Tuesday, where a judge will determine whether the measure requiring voters to present photo identification at polling places is unfair to minority voters.

Texas charities struggle to send aid across border

Posted: 9:06 AM - The parish at McAllen's Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally into Texas. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.

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