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The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit media organization in Texas. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, it aims to promote civic engagement through original, explanatory journalism and public events.
texastribune.org Politics Jan 13, 2021, Wednesday
Texas AG Ken Paxton doesn't join peers in letters condemning Capitol riot | The Texas Tribune
Paxton has individually condemned the violence on television and social media while falsely claiming the pro-Trump mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol was infiltrated by liberal antifa activists.
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texastribune.org Politics Jan 08, 2021, Friday
How Ted Cruz’s attempt to overturn election ended in violence at the Capitol | The Texas Tribune
Wednesday’s chaos led to calls for Cruz’s resignation from Texas Democrats. But Cruz says he “ain’t going anywhere.”
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texastribune.org Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
How Texans in Congress voted on the objections to certify Joe Biden's win | The Texas Tribune
Congress overwhelmingly voted against an objection by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to the certification of Arizona's results and another to the results from Pennsylvania.
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texastribune.org Politics Oct 30, 2020, Friday
A record number of new Texas voters are making the state more competitive | The Texas Tribune
Most of the new voters registered in the state's fast-growing urban counties or suburbs.
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texastribune.org News Oct 19, 2020, Monday
Texas can reject ballots over mismatched signatures without offering a chance to appeal, court rules | The Texas Tribune
A federal judge had ordered the state to give voters a chance to resolve signature questions in time for their ballots to be counted. Now that won't happen unless counties do it voluntarily.
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texastribune.org News Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
Biden campaign to spend $6 million on presidential campaign in Texas | The Texas Tribune
The Biden ad buy as comes as The Lincoln Project, the group led by former Republican strategists working to defeat Trump, launched a $1 million digital ad campaign in the state.
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texastribune.org Politics Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations | The Texas Tribune
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
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texastribune.org News Oct 01, 2020, Thursday
Gov. Greg Abbott Shutters Drop-off Locations For Texans Voting By Mail | The Texas Tribune
The Republican governor's order Thursday was a rebuke to large, Democratic counties that have set up numerous locations where voters may drop off their completed absentee ballots in person. Civil rights groups say it will suppress voting.
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texastribune.org News Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
ICE Deports A Key Witness Of Allegations Of Sexual Assault And Harassment | The Texas Tribune
Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department inspectors general are investigating allegations that ICE guards assaulted detainees in camera blind spots.
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texastribune.org Education Aug 26, 2020, Wednesday
Texas Teacher Put On Leave After Posting Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ Signs | The Texas Tribune
School officials said parents complained about the posters. Taylor Lifka was allowed to return Tuesday, but she said she is not prepared to come back until the school commits to more inclusive policies.
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texastribune.org News Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
How a $175 COVID-19 test in Texas led to $2,479 in charges | The Texas Tribune
A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six figures to their insurance.
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