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Politics Jun 17Texas joins list of states dropping permit rules for guns
Texas will now let people carry handguns without first getting a background check and training. It's the latest and largest on a growing list of states to roll back permitting requirements for carrying guns in public.
Politics Apr 29Texas pushes closer to dropping handgun license requirement
The push in the Republican-controlled Legislature has alarmed law enforcement and gutted El Paso lawmakers whose hometown is still recovering from the trauma of one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history.
Nation Apr 18Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas
A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage.
Nation Jul 04Across Sun Belt, hopes for economy give way to renewed fears
For residents across America's Sun Belt — business owners and workers, consumers and home buyers — the past three months have delivered about the scariest ride in memory. With confirmed viral cases surging through the region, it's far from clear…
Education May 20Texas pushes for kids to return to normal during pandemic
After months of home schooling and lost sports seasons, millions of Texas children may get a taste of a somewhat normal summer after all — if their parents go for it.
Health Apr 07Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis
A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits nonessential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Apr 05Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid
Grocery workers across the globe are working the frontlines during lockdowns meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading.
Health Mar 23Texas moves to ban most abortions during virus outbreak
Abortion-rights leaders nationwide decried the tactic, saying it was an affront to women grappling with difficult decisions amid the disruptions of the pandemic.
Politics May 27Texas lawmakers approve safe gun storage program opposed by NRA
Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage.
Nation Mar 21Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in
The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.