AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The government says about 14,000 Texans enrolled for health insurance in October and November on the federal online exchange. That's more than any state except Florida. But it is still a small number in a state with the highest percentage of uninsured residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new senior adviser won't be part of the talks on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House says John Podesta has suggested he not work on Keystone because his views on it are well-known. The former Clinton White House chief of staff founded a liberal think tank that opposes the project.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ordered a new punishment trial for a man sent to death row for killing two women in El Paso almost 30 years ago. It agrees with a trial judge who ruled Angel Galvan Rivera had poor legal help at his 1986 trial.
DALLAS (AP) - A former Dallas-area public housing official has pleaded guilty to stealing federal money. Prosecutors say Jennifer Tyson used the money to pay for illegal drugs and hotel stays. Tyson managed the Rockwall Housing Development Corporation.
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