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Texas Lt. Gov. tweets ‘reap what you sow’ after Florida nightclub shooting

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Hours after an estimated 50 people were killed at a Florida nightclub, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tweeted a “reap what you sow” Bible quote. About 7 a.m. Sunday, a tweet from Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick — which has since been deleted — quoted Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” The backlash on the tweet was swift, where many people considered it inappropriate and insensitive in light of the events.…

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Ted Cruz adds billionaire backer to presidential campaign

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has picked up the backing of a Texas billionaire and the state’s lieutenant governor, his campaign said Monday. Darwin Deason, a technology entrepreneur, and his son, Doug, had given millions of dollars to the 2016 efforts of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who ended his bid for the White House last month. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — a one-time foe of the Texas senator — also will now be the Texas chairman of Cruz’s presidential…

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