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Court strikes down anti-immigrant housing law in Texas

Beginning in 2006, the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed a series of housing ordinances designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from being able to rent apartments or homes.

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Texans stand with women

In Dallas 200 Texans attended a "Stand with Texas Women" rally and press conference in front of City Hall. The night before, some 1,100 attended a rally there.

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Texas "women power" blocks anti-abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas - A severe anti-abortion bill went down to defeat June 25 thanks in part to a 10-hour filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.

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Texas executes 500th prisoner, Kimberly McCarthy (audio)

This week Texas reached a grim milestone when the state put to death a woman inmate as its 500th execution since 1976.

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End of slavery celebrated on June 19

Texans, and an increasing number of people across America, celebrate the end of slavery on June 19 because on that day in 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger announced that slavery was ended for good.

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Anti-Monsanto rally draws Texas protesters

BELTON, Texas (Texas Media Collective) - A misty sky didn't dampen spirits at the May 25 March Against Monsanto rally here. Local organizers pronounced themselves pleased with the turnout, which numbered some 60 people.

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Texas plant blast explainable, not excusable

The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.

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Will Texas turn blue?

San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."

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Sit-in caps push for Texas Medicaid expansion (audio)

Time is running out in this year's legislative session, but that hasn't stopped statewide activists from pushing for Medicaid and health care policy changes.

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Texans rally to expand Medicaid

"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.

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