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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:40:00 -0500Texas Republicans are divided over the need for — and political wisdom of — a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump continues to announce his picks for key cabinet positions. On Tuesday, several media outlets reported that Trump has picked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:06:00 -0500Abortion rights activists have filed a challenge to stop a new rule requiring clinics to bury fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages. The rule is also not sitting well with funeral directors.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:11:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump vows his administration will deport millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally. In Texas that has frightened hundreds of thousands of so-called "dreamers."
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:55:00 -0400State lawmakers cut $350 million in Medicaid funding to early childhood intervention therapists last year to help pay for tax cuts. Now rural toddlers are finding it hard to get vital treatment.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:29:00 -0400Senate GOP leadership has refused to hold hearings or a vote on the moderate judge's nomination. Yet, with the prospect of a Clinton presidency, might conservatives be having second thoughts?
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:38:00 -0400The Lone Star State has gone Republican for the past 40 years, but GOP women have soured on Donald Trump and Latinos are fired up against him.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:27:00 -0400An enormous television audience was expected for the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate. Crowds of voters also gathered in homes, restaurants and bars to watch the candidates go toe to toe.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:37:00 -0400As the extent of the 9/11 attacks became known, 38 planes were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland. More than 6,000 passengers and crew were taken in by families there. Their story is the subject of a new musical called, Come From Away, which runs at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., in September and October before heading to Broadway.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:26:00 -0400Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced Thursday he is retiring from his position. Brown, a 33-year veteran of the department, did not give a reason for leaving the force. His retirement is effective Oct. 22.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:23:00 -0400Transgender students in U.S. schools may not be able to use the restroom of their gender identity when school begins this year. A federal judge in Texas blocked the implementation of Obama administration guidance that says transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:38:00 -0400Hundreds of applicants poured into the Dallas police following the fatal shooting of five officers. But comparatively low salaries continue to complicate efforts to recruit and retain good officers.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:05:00 -0400The probe continues in the murder of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La. The group Together Baton Rouge offered some specific ideas on how to bring the divided city together.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:06:00 -0400In Louisiana, the investigation continues into the murder of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers. Gavin Long, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq shot, 6 officers before being killed by SWAT.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:35:00 -0400Three Dallas officers killed when a gunman opened fire on a peaceful protest were buried Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Smith, Senior Cpl. Lorne B. Ahrens and Brent Thompson, an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, are the first of five officers killed last Thursday to be buried.