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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has signed a law creating a Texas Bullion Depository where the state -- and even ordinary residents -- can store gold. The Republican said Friday that the measure will "repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas." The state's gold reserves are controlled by various agencies, including investment funds tied to its public universities. read more
A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him wrestling a bikini-clad 14-year-old girl to the ground and aggressively confronting other teens at a pool party, police said Sunday. A video recorded by one attendee at the party showed an officer wrestling the 14-year-old girl to the ground. In another part of the video, the officer pulls his gun on a group of teens. Brandon Brooks, who shot the video, said he was leaving the pool with his friend when he heard of a fight outside. Brooks said that the fight was over when cops arrived but that they started chasing people and throwing them on the ground. "When I started the video was right after all the kids who got put on the ground had gotten up and ran away. The cop was chasing after all those kids just putting every black person he saw on the ground," Brooks said. read more
Matt Clendennen is grateful to be out of jail, but he is struggling to hold his life together. He was one of 177 people arrested after last month's biker brawl in Waco, Texas, which left nine people dead. All the suspects face charges of engaging in organized crime, with bonds set at $1 million each. Clendennen was able to bond out Tuesday, but almost all the other bikers remain behind bars in what he calls a gross overreaction by police. "I committed no crime. I did nothing wrong," the 30-year-old told CNN. "I just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time." So he's taking officials to court.
Saudi Arabia had made the "strategic decision" to purchase a nuclear weapon from Pakistan amid the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, a former American defense official said in a report published today in The Sunday Times.