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The Brief: Nov. 27, 2013

The Obama administration said on Tuesday it is taking action to curtail the growing influence of "dark money" in U.S. politics.

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Illustration by Justin Dehn / Callie Richmond

The Evening Brief: Nov. 8, 2013

Your evening reading: Anderson gets jail time; Perry releases national TV ad amid Iowa trip; pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $100,000 in San Antonio fundraiser

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Thomas Gardner

The Final Frontier for Space City?

Houston’s official nickname since 1967: Space City. It’s NBA team: the Rockets. Its MLB franchise is the Astros, and they played in the Astrodome. No wonder the city is in a funk as space shuttle Atlantis makes its final landing today.

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Graphic by David Robertson

Prospects Dimming for Bill to Aid McDonald Observatory

A bill aimed at reducing the glare from outdoor lighting in a large swath of West Texas in order to help the McDonald Observatory is currently stuck in the Senate, though its sponsor hopes to get it to the floor by the tomorrow's legislative deadline.

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