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Perry: Romney's VP pick won't make much difference

The announcement of Mitt Romney's running mate won't do much to change the dynamics of the presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

Livestock producers caught in a Capitol crunch

Livestock producers suffering through one of the most severe droughts in decades will most likely have to wait until Congress returns from its August recess before getting any new federal disaster assistance.

Campaigns turn to economy ahead of jobs numbers

A day before the Labor Department releases jobs figures for July, the dueling presidential campaigns turned their attention back to the nation's fragile economy, each blasting the other as bad for middle class Americans.

Would more tea party-backed senators mean more gridlock?

Texas GOP upstart Ted Cruz claimed victory Tuesday with a familiar tea party rallying cry.

Americans flock to Chick-fil-A amid controversy

The row over same-sex marriage could see thousands of Christians flocking to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, while same-sex couples will turn up at the fast-food chain Friday for public displays of affection.

Rangers acquire pitcher Ryan Dempster at trade deadline

The Rangers finally get a new starting pitcher. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/31/4141707/source-rangers-acquire-p....  

Neftali Feliz out for season

Another pitcher for the Rangers is sidelined for the season. http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/8219803/texas-rangers-neftali-f....  

Ryan says Dallas Cowboys' defense will be improved

Things will be better this season for the Dallas defense. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/30/4139329/ryan-says-dallas-cowboys....  

Twitter center of Olympics controversy

In the 2012 London Olympics, Twitter is taking center stage. It's the first Olympics where many of the competition results are hitting the Web through social networks before they're aired on television.

Texas run-off election information

The Primary Run-Off will take place on Tuesday, July 31st. Registered voters who voted in the Primary can vote in the same party's Run-Off election.