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Survivor-Centered Tribunals Find ICE "Guilty" of Abuses, Push for Agency's Abolition

May 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Survivor-Centered Tribunals Find ICE "Guilty" of Abuses, Push for Agency's Abolition

Immigrant rights advocates and activists gathered Saturday, May 5, 2018, outside the T. Don Hutto immigrant detention jail in Taylor, Texas, to hold officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CoreCivic and Williamson County accountable for the harms they have perpetuated against immigrant and undocumented communities. (Photo: Garrett Graham)

Despite Disappointing Returns, Oil Driller Pushes Ahead With Fracking Near Rare Texas Wildlands

May 1, 2018 - 11:30pm

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If you ask the CEO of Apache Corp., his company made in 2016 the kind of once-in-a-lifetime find that every oil driller dreams of: a massive oil and gas field that no other company noticed, where thousands of wells could be drilled and fracked to produce massive amounts of fossil fuels -- and, in theory, profits.

Trump Is Erasing Racial Diversity From the South's Federal Courts

April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Trump Is Erasing Racial Diversity From the South's Federal Courts

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This week the White House announced 19 new judicial nominees, and -- like President Trump's previous nominees -- the overwhelming majority are white. Of the over 100 attorneys he's nominated to federal judgeships to date, around 92 percent are white, with only a handful of African Americans and Latinos. Trump's record on judicial diversity is the worst since President Reagan.

Texas Mother Recalls Being Forced to Bury Fetal Remains After Miscarriage in "Horrific" Ordeal

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Last week, a US appeals court declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor, now Vice President, Mike Pence, that requires fetuses to be buried or cremated. This comes as Texas passed a law last year saying all fetal remains had to be buried or cremated, and also banned donation of that tissue for research purposes. In January, US District Judge David Alan Ezra temporarily halted the fetal remains law, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has vowed to continue fighting for it.

Austin Bombings Highlight the Threat of Racist Violence

March 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Austin Bombings Highlight the Threat of Racist Violence

Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the location where the suspected package bomber was killed in suburban Austin on March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. Mark Anthony Conditt, the 24-year-old suspect, blew himself up inside his vehicle as police approached to take him into custody. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

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