New details following the startling discovery that sex offenders can use Medicaid to buy Viagra.
On Friday Attorney General Greg Abbott released details of an investigation into the matter. He found that about 191 sex offenders in 60 Texas counties have obtained the drug with Medicaid funds. Two of the offenders then allegedly committed sex crimes shortly after having the prescription filled.
"It is very much akin to giving an arsonists a can of gasoline and a lit match." said Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Abbott says federal action is underway to change the Medicaid rules.
Officials said that inmates refused to break up the original fight, and several prisoners jumped in and attacked guards.
The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session.
The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.
For most students in the area, summer vacation is about to begin as school districts will be getting out early this week.
The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums.