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Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.
Some teenage girls are headed to the White House Monday to be recognized for an app they created. Their "Safe & Sound" smartphone app is meant to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a white Jewish family in Woodstock, New York, believing she was white. Schwartz learns she's bi-racial as she prepares to attend college.
The self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to "deal" with them.
Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.
Twelve ex-educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a scandal dating back to 2009. Jurors have six months of evidence to go through, including testimony from more than 130 witnesses.