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The 2014 Texas Tribune Festival is a weekend debate, discussion and dialogue featuring some of the biggest names in the world of politics and public policy. 

Over three days on the University of Texas at Austin campus, more than 200 speakers will dive into the state's and nation's most pressing issues: public and higher ed, immigration, health care, transportation, energy, the environment, criminal justice and - new this year - government transparency.

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CHRIS DUNCAN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) —

 

The standards are high at Rice, and that's starting to go for the football team as well as the academics.

The Owls won their first solo conference championship in 57 years last year and finished 10-4, the second 10-win season since 2008. The only other 10-win season came in 1949.

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SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 

 

Tony Romo hasn't taken a snap in a game since he played through a back injury to lead a drive that kept Dallas in playoff contention late last season.

The 34-year-old quarterback has eased his way back in since surgery to repair a herniated disk, staying out of competitive situations during the offseason and taking frequent days off at training camp.

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