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Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 06:20 AM CDT

Fact Check: Trump Charlottesville News Conference in Context

Fact Check: Trump Charlottesville News Conference in Context

President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 05:55 AM CDT

Racial Politics Haunt GOP as Trump Goes 'Rogue': Analysis

Racial Politics Haunt GOP as Trump Goes 'Rogue': Analysis

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:47 PM CDT

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

The Texas Legislature has approved new limits on local tree ordinances, but they aren't as sweeping as original proposals to virtually wipe out all such ordinances statewide.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:45 PM CDT

Texas OKs Bill to Address Its High Maternal Mortality Rate

Texas OKs Bill to Address Its High Maternal Mortality Rate

Texas lawmakers have voted to continue -- and broaden the scope of -- a task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, after a study found that the state had the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:43 PM CDT

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

The Texas Legislature has approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 07:30 PM CDT

DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Website

DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Website

What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website? The Justice Department's demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 05:25 AM CDT

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

The Texas Legislature adjourned for good late Tuesday, ending its month-long special session a day early.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:28 PM CDT

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

The Texas Legislature has approved a bill requiring explicit patient approval before doctors can act on hospital do-not-resuscitate orders.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:25 PM CDT

Congressman Pete Sessions: Work With Allies on North Korea

Congressman Pete Sessions: Work With Allies on North Korea

Congressman Pete Sessions visited the North Texas Food Bank on Tuesday and discussed several political headlines, including North Korea.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:00 PM CDT

Federal Court Orders Texas Voting Map Changes Ahead of 2018

Federal Court Orders Texas Voting Map Changes Ahead of 2018

A federal court has ruled that Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections.

 
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