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Texas Professors Ask U.S. Court To Ban Guns In Their Classrooms

The professors argue they discuss emotionally-laden subjects such as reproductive rights, and it would be inevitable for them to alter their classroom presentations because of potential gun violence.

August 5, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Great News For Voting Rights In Wisconsin And Texas

District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos had previously ruled against the Texas law, also finding that it had “a discriminatory impact on minority voter turnout.”

July 21, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House during his departure for Canada, in Washington, U.S. June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Obama To Visit Dallas As City Mourns Ambush Of Police Officers

“The president recognizes that it’s not just people in Dallas who are grieving, but people all across the country who are concerned about the violence that so many Americans have witnessed in the last week or so,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday.

July 12, 2016
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The Dallas Police Department Has Been A Model For Confronting Police Brutality

“This police department trained in de-escalation far before cities across America did it,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said on Friday. “We’re one of the premier community policing cities in the country and this year we have the fewest police officer-related shootings than any large city in America.”

July 8, 2016
Demonstrators celebrate at the Supreme Court after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Here Are The Best Quotes From Supreme Court’s Opinions For Abortion Access

“The two requirements erect a particularly high barrier for poor, rural, or disadvantaged women.”

June 27, 2016
Demonstrators hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court is due to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdrop of unremitting divisions among Americans on the issue and a decades-long decline in the rate at which women terminate pregnancies in Washington, U.S. June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

The 5-3 ruling held that the Republican-backed 2013 law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to end a pregnancy established in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

June 27, 2016
Pro-abortion rights protesters and anti-abortion protesters jostle with their signs as they demonstrate in the hopes of a ruling in their favor on decisions at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Supreme Court Poised To Issue Major Abortion Ruling

The court’s decision on whether a Republican-backed 2013 Texas law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to abortion is one of three remaining cases for the court to decide on Monday, the last day of its term.

June 26, 2016
Protesters hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

This Supreme Court Case Propelled By Right-Wing Media Myths Could Have Major National Consequences

The Texas law has already forced more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close, and if the law is allowed by the Supreme Court to take full effect, another 10 of the 19 remaining clinics in the state could close– meaning that 75 percent of all of the clinics in the state will be shut down because of the law.

June 20, 2016
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Abortion Providers, Opponents Brace For U.S. High Court Decision

The law requires abortion doctors to have “admitting privileges,” a type of formal affiliation, at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the clinic. That provision has been implemented. A second provision, not yet in effect, requires clinics to have costly hospital-grade facilities including extensive standards for such attributes as corridor width, room size, floor tiles and the swinging motion of doors.

June 13, 2016
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Shots Fired At Love Field Airport In Dallas

Witnesses said they heard as many as nine shots, TV broadcaster NBCDFW said

June 10, 2016
An alligator crosses Sawmill Road near Brazos Bend State Park in flood waters in Fort Bend County after heavy rainfall caused the Brazos River to surge to its highest level causing flooding outside Houston, Texas, in this picture taken June 1, 2016, courtesy of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

Louisiana, Mississippi Areas Under Flood Watch As Texas Floods Spread

Torrential rains in Texas which caused flooding that killed 16 people this week have spread to southern Louisiana, leaving parts of that state and Mississippi under a flash flood watch through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

June 5, 2016
Texas governor Greg Abbott is given directions before an interview with CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this July 14, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Texas Leads The Way In Transphobia, Yet Again

In 2015, groups such as Campaign for Houston began a culture-wide propaganda campaign to deny transgender people basic legal protections. Enlisting the likes of former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman and pastor Ed Young, conservatives in the state leaned heavily on the “men in girls’ bathrooms” narrative.

May 26, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the White House in Washington after a visit to Flint, Michigan, to address that city's water crisis, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

White House to Public Schools: Let Students Use Whatever Bathroom They Want

The letter said that “a school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity,” adding that the DOJ’s interpretation is “consistent with courts’ and other agencies’ interpretations of Federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination.”

May 13, 2016
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Getting Abortions In Texas Has Become Harder For Some Women

Compared to women whose nearest abortion clinic remained opened, those whose nearest clinic closed were more likely to report traveling long distances, spending more than $100 and other difficulties in accessing abortion.

March 17, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: When Mitt Romney Got In Bed With The Donald

Larry Wimore: “That’s right, you’re the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open.”

March 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

Rubio, Cruz Go On Attack Against Trump At Debate

Republican rival Marco Rubio attacked front-runner Donald Trump at length for the first time at a debate on Thursday.

February 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Texas Court Dismisses Indictment Against Former Governor Rick Perry

Perry: “The court’s decision today proves that this indictment was nothing less than a baseless political attack.”

February 24, 2016
A banner saying "love everyone" in Arabic hangs from the new city hall in Lubbock, Texas.

Texas Mayor Calls The Feds On “Arabic Banner”

Meanwhile, the rate of suspected hate crimes against Muslims has tripled since the Paris attacks.

February 18, 2016
A member of the New York Police Department stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York

Texas Prosecutor Offers Probation To Anti-Abortion Activist Behind Video

David Daleiden’s lawyer says he will reject deal. Daleiden told a news conference outside court that he wants Texas to prosecute Planned Parenthood.

February 4, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: The Colbert Presidential Candidate Town Hall

Stephen got in all the typical candidate remarks and poses, like rolling up his sleeves — and his pants leg.

January 27, 2016
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Anti-Planned Parenthood Activists Get Indicted For Their Attempted Sting Operation

A probe that began as an investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood found evidence of other crimes instead.

January 25, 2016
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Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016
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Sandra Bland’s Family: Perjury Charge Against Trooper A ‘Slap On The Wrist’

Sandra Bland’s family scoffed at the decision to charge the Texas state trooper who arrested her in a confrontational traffic stop last summer with perjury, saying any potential punishment for the misdemeanor offense would amount to “a slap on the wrist.”

January 8, 2016
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Wal-Mart Workers On Pistol Patrol As Law Lets Texans Tote Guns

Managers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Texas have a new task to add to their list of duties: asking customers if they have a permit to carry a handgun.

January 8, 2016
Demonstrators hold signs of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, both of whom died in custody, during a rally against police violence in New York

Texas Grand Jury Resumes Investigation Into Arrest, Death Of Sandra Bland

The grand jury has already concluded that no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in connection with Bland’s death.

January 7, 2016