• July 8, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The Guardian has released comments made by Edward Snowden in an interview with the newspaper before the U.S. began efforts to find and prosecute him. Over the weekend Snowden was offered asylum in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Also, an Alaskan air taxi crashed on Sunday, killing all 10 people on board. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, the Obama administration suspended trade benefits for Bangladesh following two garment factory disasters within the past year. More than 1,200 people died because of poor working conditions. Also, surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on 30 federal and 15 state counts. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2013  

    A Texas state bill supported by Republican lawmakers to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require new standards for abortion providers was derailed by a marathon filibuster led by Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis. Gwen Ifill recaps the dramatic night in the Texas State Senate with Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2013  

    In Nogales, Ariz., a long stretch of fencing separates the residents there from people just across the border in Nogales, Mexico. One of the busiest ports of entry between the two countries, it is case in point critical to the debate over immigration reform. Ray Suarez holds that conversation with two law enforcement officials. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2013  

    Where can you take in the first Mariachi opera in addition to the "classics"? Jeffrey Brown reports on the Houston Grand Opera’s unique mission: to engage audiences from the city’s diverse, multicultural community by staging productions originating from the experiences of its neighbors. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013  

    Cody Wilson, a law student from Texas, has made the first fully functioning plastic pistol from a 3-D printer, sparking questions and concerns about legal and safety implications. Ray Suarez talks with with Forbes magazine’s Andy Greenberg about how the homemade gun known as "the Liberator" figures in a broader national debate. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2013   BY Tom LeGro 

    The George W. Bush Presidential Center, set to open May 1, 2013, is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Institute and offices of the George W. Bush Foundation. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2013  

    A fire and resulting explosion at a fertilizer plant has ravaged the small Texas town of West. The massive blast, which occurred around 8 p.m. local time, left surrounding streets in ruins. Ray Suarez reports on the continuing search for survivors and the mounting toll of dead and wounded. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2013  

    The explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant has left scores injured and killed a still unconfirmed number of people. Although the cause of the explosion is yet unknown, authorities say there is no evidence of foul play. Ray Suarez talks with KERA Public Radio’s BJ Austin for more on the investigation and the search for survivors. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, Texas authorities arrested Kim Williams on charges of murder for the shootings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse. Williams is the ex-wife of a former justice of the peace in Texas, who is currently in jail for computer theft. Continue reading