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Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:07 PM CDT

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:21 PM CDT

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a crackdown on inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:56 PM CDT

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

The Texas Legislature has approved expanded state penal codes prohibiting bestiality, sending them to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:56 PM CDT

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:51 PM CDT

Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials

Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. Investigators believe Kushner has...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:51 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott: 'Way Premature' to Speculate on Special Session

Gov. Abbott: 'Way Premature' to Speculate on Special Session

With just four days left to go in the Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott thinks there is enough time to pass property tax reform and a "privacy" bill.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:30 PM CDT

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. At...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 07:17 PM CDT

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM CDT

Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search

Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from the running for FBI director. The confirmation comes after reports that President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as a...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:25 PM CDT

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. Now, it's...

 
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