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Device tossed in restaurant was ‘glorified firecracker’

Police said the man opened the front door of a Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena, lit the device and tossed it inside Thursday night. The device landed under a table, and witnesses said the restaurant filled with smoke.

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Vote coming to expand gun access for mentally impaired

The House passed the measure 235-180. The Senate has yet to act, and President Donald Trump must sign the bill into law before it can go into effect. The White House said Trump supports the bill and is likely to sign it.

The Colorado Rivers flows out of its banks Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Wharton, Texas. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto rivers near Houston are the main focus of concern as floodwaters moved from North and Central Texas downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Congress clears measure to scrap Obama coal mining rule

The Interior Department said in announcing the rule in December that it would protect 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests, preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby waters.