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Alabama abortion advocates promise to fight back after controversial bill signed into law

Pro-choice activists say their fight isn’t over after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the country’s most restrictive abortion bill, into law Wednesday. Continue reading

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Demand to remove crosses from county courthouse sparks uproar in rural Texas

The Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that four white crosses at the San Jacinto County Courthouse be removed immediately, alleging it violated the Constitution. That demand sparked an uproar. Continue reading

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Battle over census citizenship question high stakes for Texas, California

Democrats say the citizenship question could lead to an undercount of immigrant and Latinos. Republicans, on the other hand, accuse Democrats of “fear-mongering.” Continue reading

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Midwest floods threaten ethanol supply, could affect prices at the pump

The floods have damaged railroad tracks that transport ethanol from the Midwest to refineries throughout the country, threatening a supply crunch. Continue reading

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Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 bid draws mixed reactions in El Paso, Texas

Several people have praised the former congressman’s decision to run for president. Others are less enthusiastic. Continue reading

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SXSW: Democratic presidential candidates take on big tech during conference

At least six Democratic 2020 presidential candidates visited the conference this past weekend to appeal to millennials — and take aim at major tech companies like Google and Amazon. Continue reading

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Famous black Texas cowboy inspires African-Americans to join the sport

Semi-retired eight-time world champion Fred Whitfield competed in Rodeo Houston this week. Many recall his motivation and hard work. Continue reading

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As border wall funding divides Washington, new $600M barrier will soon break ground in Texas

As the nation’s capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.  Continue reading

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As border wall funding divides Washington, new multimillion-dollar barrier will soon break ground in Texas

As the nation’s capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.  Continue reading

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Texas company plans to sell country’s first permitted, 3D-printed house

An Austin company wants to be the first in the country to sell a 3D printed house to the public. It’s also partnered with a San Francisco company to develop the first leasable, permitted 3D home system. Continue reading

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ICE dumping immigrants in border towns due to overcrowding at detention centers

NGO’s in El Paso are scrambling to find temporary housing for migrants. The number of immigrants released by ICE could go up to 500 a day. Continue reading

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Kirstjen Nielsen’s visit to U.S-Mexico border “too late”, critics say

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the border after the deaths of two migrant children in U.S. custody. But, critics say her visit won’t solve problems as long as the Trump administration’s policy of detaining migran… Continue reading

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Plan to protect Texas coast from hurricanes is ‘doomsday scenario’ for parts of state, critics say

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office have been working on a plan to address storm surge in the Texas coast. But, some residents are opposing one portion of the project: a coastal barrier. Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush remembered in public memorial tribute in Houston

Former president George H.W. Bush was known across the country for a lifetime of public service, but people in Houston saw him as much more than the country’s 41st president. Continue reading

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New Orleans looks underground as parts of city slowly sink

Researchers are looking to manage the way water flows in and out of New Orleans in an effort to manage the rate at which the city is sinking. It sinks 6-8 mm a year. Continue reading

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As border wall goes up in Texas, some local landowners put up a fight, others welcome it

Federal authorities have awarded two contracts to build additional border walls in the Rio Grande Valley. Landowners in the area have mixed reactions to the project. Continue reading

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Culberson, Fletcher battle for Texas’ 7th congressional district

Republican incumbent John Culberson faces a tight race against Democrat Lizzie Fletcher in 7th district, one of three districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Continue reading

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could see midterm boost from straight-ticket voting

Candidates in Texas could benefit from straight ticket voting due to the enthusiasm surrounding Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Continue reading

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In Texas midterm race, Hurd, Ortiz Jones locked in fierce battle for swing border district

For years, the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches from San Antonio to just outside of El Paso, has been considered Texas’ only true swing district. Now, it’s just one of several districts in play as Democrats seek control of the House. Continue reading

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Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke try to rally Latino voters in Texas Senate race

One key group could decide the Texas Senate race between Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke: Latinos. Cruz and O’Rourke have been trying to engage Latino voters, but both are facing challenges. Continue reading

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