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Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:43 PM CDT

Texas Asks Court to Allow its Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Texas Asks Court to Allow its Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Texas Prisons Stop Using Solitary Confinement as Punishment

Texas Prisons Stop Using Solitary Confinement as Punishment

Texas correctional officials have stopped using solitary confinement to punish prisoners.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 09:41 AM CDT

Texas Pushes for Court to Allow Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Texas Pushes for Court to Allow Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:10 PM CDT

Natural Remedy May Prevent Head Lice

Natural Remedy May Prevent Head Lice

Doctors say during the beginning of the school year, kids come in for appointments with symptoms of an itchy scalp, no matter how many times they shampoo. Unfortunately, that's a dead giveaway they have lice....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:31 PM CDT

Texas Official Uses Slur to Describe Prosecutors, Apologizes

Texas Official Uses Slur to Describe Prosecutors, Apologizes

A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys.

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