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PHOTO: The poverty rate in the state is down, while the median household income is up, but it's little to celebrate with the movement minimal and 4.5 million Texans still living below the poverty line. Photo credit: Charles Henry/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Latest figures show the poverty rate has dropped in Texas, although the change is minimal and in some parts of the state, the financial struggles for families are much more widespread. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the statewide poverty rate has dipped to 17.5 percent, although it'...Read More

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PHOTO: There is contamination of drinking water associated with hydraulic fracturing, but a new study also finds the primary cause is from faulty shale gas wells, not migrating methane from the process itself. Photo credit: Roy Luck/Flickr.

FORT WORTH, Texas - A new study finds contamination of drinking water in parts of Texas from the extraction of shale gas, but the primary cause is not what some people had feared. Researcher Avner Vengosh says the contamination of the wells that they analyzed was not directly from the process of hy...Read More

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PHOTO: The Vikings have reactivated running back Adrian Peterson, with team owners saying they believe it's best to let the legal case in Texas proceed before they determine a course of action. Photo credit: Joe Bielawa/Flickr.

HOUSTON - It's a case that has revealed the deep divide across the country over the use of corporal punishment, and as of now, despite the allegations of child abuse out of Texas, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back on the field. Peterson was reactivated Monday by the team after being benc...Read More

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PHOTO: Opposition is mounting to a planned new family detention center in South Texas that will house immigrant children and their families. Photo credit: Nicholas Morberg/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - With Immigration and Customs Enforcement moving ahead with plans for a massive new for-profit family detention center in South Texas, many in the region are giving the proposed ICE facility the cold shoulder. The center will be located on a 50-acre site just outside of the town of ...Read More

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FOTO: La oposición se está levantando contra un nuevo centro lucrativo de detención familiar en South Texas, que albergaría a niños inmigrantes y a sus familias. Crédito de la foto: Nicholas Morberg/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – Está surgiendo una creciente oposición hacia la intención gubernamental de abrir un nuevo centro de detención familiar con fines de lucro en el sur de Texas, destinado a la reclusión masiva de niños inmigrantes y sus padres y madres. La gente de l...Read More

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PHOTO: States that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, while the increases in other states, including Texas, are much smaller. Photo credit: Images Money/Flickr
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AUSTIN, Texas - When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. A new report finds states with expanded Medicaid have seen the insured rate for...Read More

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PHOTO: A vote is expected today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and states control over political campaign spending limits. Photo credit: Lucidology/iStockphoto.com.

AUSTIN, Texas – A vote is expected today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control over political campaign spending. Marge Baker, executive vice president of People For the American Way, says Senate Joint Resolution 19 is ne...Read More

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PHOTO: Four years after the Gulf oil disaster, dolphins and sea turtles are still dying in high numbers in areas affected by the oil. Photo credit: Mandy Tumlin, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge has found that the "reckless conduct" of BP caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which left 11 people dead and became the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Thursday's ruling concluded that the massive spill in 2010 was the result of "gross negligence...Read More

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