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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

May is wettest month ever for Texas with an average of 7.54 inches of rainfall, state climatologist office says - @TAMU

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California, US

More: Live Anthrax samples sent to Defense Department, private industry labs in 9 different states, US officials say; no risk to public, samples 'secured' - @NBCNews

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Editor's note: With two more storm-related deaths confirmed in Houston, the combined death toll in Texas and Oklahoma is now 19 people. There have been 15 weather-related deaths in Texas and four in Oklahoma since the weekend, AP reports. More than a dozen remain missing in Texas. - Stephanie

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Kansas, US

Enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms in parts of western Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas - @NWSSPC

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Dam breach threat in Ellis County, Texas

Padera Dam failure imminent in Ellis, Texas; voluntary evacuations in effect - @weatherchannel

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Texas, US

Texas House passes campus carry bill that would allow concealed handguns in public university buildings - @statesman

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Authorities: 2 more bodies found near Austin after waters recede from flash floods, officials say; death toll for Monday's storms in Texas at 12 - @AP

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Editor's note: The death toll from severe storms in Oklahoma and Texas over the weekend currently stands at 18. In Texas, 11 people have been confirmed dead, including 4 in the Houston area. Severe storms and flooding have also killed 7 people in Oklahoma since Friday. At least 13 people remain missing in Texas. - Jillian

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

12 confirmed deaths in Texas, Oklahoma after severe weather and flooding; 8 in Texas, 4 in Oklahoma - @NBCNews

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US immigration reform debate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on immigration appeal court ruling: 'President Obama abdicated his responsibility to preserve and protect the United States Constitution when he issued this executive action, and after months of obfuscation and stall tactics by his Administration, victory for the Constitution has been awarded and the Rule of Law restored' - statement

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Photo: Moderate to major flooding happening at nearly 70 gauges in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas - @IrisABC15

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Slight risk of severe storms over parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin - @NWSSPC

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

President Obama says he spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, expressed condolences for flooding; said he told Abbott to count on help from federal government - pool report

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Texas resident charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, Department of Justice says - @Reuters

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Texas, US

US Supreme Court will hear case of '1-person, 1-vote' challenge to Texas' statewide redistricting scheme - @KimberlyRobinsn

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Texas abortion law

Texas Senate approves bill limiting minors seeking abortions; state House must pass amended bill by Friday - @TPM

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Photo: Cars under flooded waters in Splashtown, Texas, near Houston - @_yeahhhoe

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Video: Drone footage of flooding and weather damage across Texas on Memorial Day - @JCBaileyTX

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

A flash flood watch extended for all of southeast Texas until midnight - @HerzogWeather

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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, May 2015

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares a state of disaster in an additional 24 counties after weekend storm damage - @NBCDFW

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