St. John Barned-Smith

Houston Chronicle

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St. John Barned-Smith is a reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

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As Tropical Storm Harvey moves on to Louisiana, the toll in Texas so far is 19 dead and 8500 rescued, with disasters declared in 33 Texas counties.

Days of rain, years of pain

As Tropical Storm Harvey moves on to Louisiana, the toll in Texas so far is 19 dead and 8500 rescued, with disasters declared in 33 Texas counties.

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The FBI has been called in to investigate the hanging death of a young, black woman in a Texas jail. The official cause is "suicide," but her family finds that incomprehensible.

Questions Raised about Texas Jail Hanging

The FBI has been called in to investigate the hanging death of a young, black woman in a Texas jail. The official cause is "suicide," but her family finds that incomprehensible.

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