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Politics Apr 20WATCH: Advocates, lawmakers testify before Senate on voting laws
Democrats are escalating their charges that the Republican push for tighter state voting laws is designed to make it hard for people of color to vote.
Nation Oct 07Current and former soldiers speak out about Fort Hood sexual assault, harassment
Current and former soldiers at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, have taken to social media to report accounts of sexual assault and harassment following the disappearance and slaying this year of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.
Politics Aug 19Abbott proposes punishing Texas cities that ‘defund’ police
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has proposed punishing cities that cut police funding by freezing property tax revenue, the main funding source for local government services including schools, roads and law enforcement.
Health Aug 14Texas doctors warn police not to use ‘less lethal’ munitions which can severely hurt people
In a letter published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine, 12 doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas say Austin police who fired beanbag rounds caused injuries including bleeding on the brain and…
Nation Aug 06Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault says Army secretary
McCarthy visited the based Thursday as part of an independent review he ordered of the command climate at Fort Hood following the slaying of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.
Nation Jul 03Missing Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen was killed at Fort Hood, report says
Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance.