By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15. The traveler, an El Paso County resident, sought testing after becoming ill. This is the first Texas case to be linked to travel within the continental United States. The case will be classified as “travel-associated” and is being investigated for more details, the DSHS said.

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By J.T. Murphy

The Urban Dictionary tells us, “’Anarchy’ arises from ancient Greek ‘An,’ meaning without and ‘Archos’ meaning leader.” Google’s dictionary defines “Anarchy” as “A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells that it is “a situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws; a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority; absence or denial of any authority or established order.” Anarchy relates to governmental leadership and established laws.

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By J.T. Murphy

On August 3, 2016, the national news media reported, “President Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. It continued, “Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent crimes related to cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs, although a few were charged with firearms violations related to their drug activities.”

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