Since it was built by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in 1998, 90,000 emergency responders have come to "Disaster City" to climb over mangled steel and through derailed chemical trains.
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Ouch! Jeffrey Craig Hopper got good emergency treatment after being hit in the eye with a baseball in June. But months later he was slapped with an extra medical bill he never expected.
From left, Topher Jones, Edward Hartmann and Angie Holliday hold a campaign sign outside City Hall in Denton, Texas, on July 15, 2014. Voters in the college town approve a ban on fracking on Tuesday.
Texas lieutenant governor hopefuls state Sen. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte shake hands following a September debate. While most eyes are on the governor's race, this contest could have even more political consequence.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders (center) speaks with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn (second from left) and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond (right) during a round table meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday. The ministers hope to raise 1 billion euros to fight Ebola.
A man walks Oct. 3 past the former site of an El Paso, Texas, clinic that offered abortions. It was one of more than a dozen clinics that closed following the implementation of restrictive new building codes.
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A plane arrives at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Since Ebola screenings began Saturday, none of the 91 passengers identified as having an increased risk of an Ebola infection was found to be sick, the CDC says.
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Guillermo Gomez, husband of Vilma Marenco, holds his daughter in their home in Northeast Houston. Marenco was killed in April after being hit by an uninsured trucker who ran a red light.
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Ballots are stacked and ready as voters wait in line during the 2012 primaries in Milwaukee. An appeals court ruled Monday that a Wisconsin voter ID law, on hold since 2011, could go into effect, but the Supreme Court stepped in on Thursday night to halt the law again as it decides whether to take the case.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) listens to Tom Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, explain the work researchers are conducting in a lab in the Galveston National Laboratory on Tuesday. Numerous Republicans, including Perry, have linked the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. to border control and other political issues.