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Pittsburgh Pirates first base coach Rick Sofield celebrates in the locker room after the Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in a baseball game to clinch a playoff berth, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2Gerrit Cole shines as surging Pirates lock up spot in NL playoffs by beating Braves 3-2
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, a rocket carrying the Mars orbiter takes off from the east-coast island of Sriharikota, India. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 (Wednesday morning in India). It's India's first interplanetary mission, and no nation has been fully successful getting to the red planet on its first try. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K, File)
India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbitIndia successfully puts spacecraft into Martian orbit in major boost to its space program
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5 things to know about spending on state races5 things to know about how much candidates for state office are spending on TV ads
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This Sept. 18, 2014 photo, shows a general view of the Paisopolis slum with the Morumbi neighborhood at the background in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tens of millions of poor people have also been lifted into the lower middle class over the past decade in Brazil. The most recent poll showed that 46 percent of people in the poorest income category would vote to re-elect President Dilma Rousseff in the first round in the Oct. 5 election, compared to 24 percent for close rival Marina Silva. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Poor supports Brazil's president in re-electionBrazilian president counts on re-election support from poor because of strong social programs
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Models pose with Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge smartphones as they are unveiled in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Samsung said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this week as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones. Samsung said all three Chinese mobile carriers and all three South Korean mobile operators will begin Galaxy Note 4 sales on Friday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Samsung to launch new phone in China before AppleSamsung to launch new Galaxy Note 4 phone in China before Apple's iPhone 6
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Students protest outside of Ralston Valley High School, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Arvada, Colo. The students are protesting a proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Denver area students walk out of school in protestHundreds of Denver area students walk out of class to protest conservative US history proposal
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FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening lower Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Asian stocks drift after Wall Street slideAsian stock markets tempered by weak Europe data, Wall Street slide
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Mars missions: Successes and failuresWorld's successes and failures in Mars missions
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  • Suspect named in San Marcos attempted kidnapping

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say tried to abduct a girl earlier this month from the San Marcos Walmart. Tenencio Moraga III, who also goes by Dennis, reportedly approached an 11-year-old girl on Sept. KXAN-TV Austin, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 07:59 PM
  • Commissioners court sets county budget for $157 million

    At the meeting, an increase in elected officials' salaries was approved as a part of the 2015 fiscal year budget. Future proposals of standardizing law enforcement vehicles were also discussed but not approved. The University Star, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 03:28 PM
  • Now open: Kent Black's Barbecue in San Marcos

    Another member of the Black family of Lockhart has struck out on his own and opened a barbecue restaurant. Kent Black, who is the pitmaster at the Lockhart restaurant owned by his parents, opened Kent Black's Barbecue at 500 Hull St. in San Marcos. Austin American Statesman, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 02:12 PM
  • SWAT, narcotics investigators make high-risk arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff's Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, Wednesday evening in San Marcos. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr. was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. Sept. Austin American-Statesman, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:46 PM
  • The Road to 10-1: Here Comes District 5

    Tonight City Council District 5 candidates will field questions about the area they hope to represent in the fifth media forum sponsored by the Chronicle , Austin Monitor, KUT-FM, KXAN-TV, and Univision . The Austin Chronicle, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 02:13 PM
  • Booming Hays County gets high marks in Fitch ratings report

    The fast growth of Hays County since 2000 is transforming the county's tax base from rural to urban, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings gave high marks for Hays County's financial health in a new report, saying that the local government has been managing its money well with conservative budgeting, but cautioned that high overall debt levels remain a concern. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 09:44 AM
  • Bat at Texas school tests positive for rabies

    Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. SFGate, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:51 AM
  • Don't overlook Thrift Stores

    Have you ever heard the phrase "history repeats itself"? Well, ironically, fashion repeats itself as well. The same clothes that your parents wore in those back-in-the-day pictures are slowly but surely coming back in style today. The University Star, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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