Texas CPS, James Comey, Southwest Airlines: Your Friday Morning Roundup

Happy Friday!Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.☔ Weather: 60% chance of morning rain and then partly cloudy. High: 87°👋 Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Number of Texas foster children sleeping in state offices increases four months in a rowThe number of abused and neglected children sleeping in state offices and hotels because no foster-care bed is available continued to climb last month -- by 20 percent, the Department of Family and Protective Services said Thursday. This was the fourth consecutive monthly increase in "children without placements," CPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins said, adding that last month's increase was in part caused by few openings in residential treatment facilities and the desire to keep children in place to finish the school year. Also Thursday, CPS confirmed it has failed to meet a deadline for increasing how often it lays eyes on the most at-risk kids mentioned in maltreatment tips in a timely fashion, as state law requires.Budget and staffing issues have plagued CPS for years, placing many of the state's most vulnerable children in danger. Editorial: Did lawmakers make enough progress to fix Texas' dysfunctional CPS system?In-depth: Texas' child protection crisis.  Continue reading...

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