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Texas Denies Russian Consulate Request to Observe Voting

nbcdfw.com — The state of Texas has denied a request to have Russian officials be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 general election, according to a letter obtained by NBC 5.

Florida Voters Remember 2000 Election, Don't Want to See That Again

nbcdfw.com — With less than a month to go in the presidential campaign, once again, Florida plays a pivotal role. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in the Sunshine state this week, trying to pick up votes. On Wednesday, a judge extended the deadline to register until next Tuesday, because of Hurricane Matthew.

2nd Debate Bitter and Filled with Fire and Insult

nbcdfw.com — The second presidential debate was 90 minutes full of fire as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded charges and insults.

Medicaid Cuts That Could Affect Therapy for Disabled Children Can Move Forward

nbcdfw.com — The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Texas can moved forward with a $350 million Medicaid cut voted on during the last legislative session. Some of that money is used to reimburse therapy providers who worked with disabled children. Alisha Hauber, of Fort Worth, is very concerned about the cuts.

North Texas Congressman Helps Save a Life at U.S. Capitol

nbcdfw.com — A North Texas congressman said his training and instincts as a doctor kicked in when he encountered an unconscious man at the U.S. Capitol complex, working with a colleague to resuscitate the man. "I think you just know. I mean, you assess the situation. That is what you have always learned throughout your career," said U.S.

Students Worry About How Debt Affects Their Future

nbcdfw.com — Texas students are struggling to pay for college, and a new survey confirms they want the government to kick in more help. Seventy-eight percent of those polled in Texas believe student debt is a major problem, according to Western Governors University, and about half think the government spends "too little" on education.

Some Newly Registered Voters Motivated by Debate

nbcdfw.com — With just more than a month until Election Day, events and registration tables across North Texas helped mark National Voter Registration Day. At the courthouse in Hurst, about 30 people had already registered by the early afternoon, and two Fort Worth residents said they were motivated to register because of Monday night's presidential debate.

Clinton & Trump Prepare for the First National Presidential Debate

Tom Brokaw's Advice To Debate Moderators

nbcdfw.com — NBC 5 political specialist Julie Fine talked with NBC News' Tom Brokaw about moderating the Presidential Debates. Brokaw recently prepared Lester Holt, who will moderate the Sept.

Gov. Greg Abbott Wants Out of Refugee Resettlement Program

nbcdfw.com — This political season, immigration and refugees in the United States have been hot button issues. President Barack Obama recently announced that the United States would accept 110,000 refugees. He spoke Tuesday at the United Nations about the importance of helping refugees forced to flee their countries. But there is opposition, citing security.
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Oct 24, 2016

RT @NBCDFW: Where do the candidates stand on immigration? We're digging into the issue #SideBySide on NBC 5 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m…

Oct 23, 2016

Coming up at 5, real clear politics calls Texas a toss up state, and a new CBS poll shows the race tightening. @NBCDFW

Oct 23, 2016

Texas today. So far, CBS shows Trump ahead by 3 points , AP moves Texas from red to leans red, and Real Clear Politics says it's a toss up

Oct 23, 2016

RT @PatrickSvitek: In Texas, Trump leads Clinton by only 3 points, 46 percent to 43 percent, per new @CBSNews Battleground Tracker: https://t.co/sp9Xsov4up

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