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Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

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In Texas, back-to-school shoppers are being urged to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores for their efforts to quash a wage fairness bill. In this file photo, a man shops at a Sears store in Fort Worth. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Laura Molina, 9, shows the mask she created expressing the feeling of "sadness." Her mother is being treated for breast cancer at the Lyndon B. Johnson public hospital in Houston. Carrie Feibel/KUHF hide caption

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Parents Grapple With Explaining Cancer To Children

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Texas Pit Masters Bask In Moment Of Barbecue Glory

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People living in affluent neighborhoods in north central Dallas were most likely to get infected in 2012. Those neighborhoods were also hit hardest in the 2006 outbreak. JAMA hide caption

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Texas is beginning to trend urban (downtown Houston, left), which could be good news for Democrats, who tend not to do well in rural areas like Wise County near Boyd (right). David J. Phillip (left)/LM Otero (right)/AP hide caption

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