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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - TX: Women's

Texas could face a lawsuit brought by advocates for women's reproductive rights over new state regulations set to go into effect mid-December. (Twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have struck down several anti-abortion restrictions, but advocates for women's reproductive rights say some states, including Texas, still have onerous regulations on the books. Last week, lawsuits were filed in Alaska, Missouri and North Car

The AVOICE hotline provides legal help in Texas for victims of domestic abuse and other violent crimes. (Highwaystarz/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Victims of violent crime in Texas, particularly victims of domestic abuse, have a strong advocate to help them with legal issues they may face following an assault. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the group Advocates for Victims of Crime, also called AVOICE, wor

Texas officials have set a hearing this week on a proposed abortion-related regulation requiring that all fetal tissue be buried or cremated. (iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Reproductive rights advocates are calling a proposed Texas abortion rule "another regulatory overreach" by state officials, and they plan to speak out against it at a hearing this week. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission wants to require abortion providers to cremate or b

Doctors and others are protesting what they say is medically inaccurate information in a booklet Texas physicians are required to give women seeking an abortion. (Yeulet/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — Thousands have submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services protesting revisions made to a booklet the state requires that doctors give women seeking an abortion. A coalition of physicians and women's health-care advocates said the pamphlet, called "A

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned parts of House Bill 2, a Texas law restricting abortion clinics. (twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — In a 5-3 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of a Texas law that severely restricted how abortion clinics could operate. The ruling, which was hailed as a major milestone by pro-abortion groups, removed medical practice regulations on abortion clinics

The ACLU of Texas maintains the Texas Department of State Health Services is deliberately withholding reports containing 2014 abortion statistics. (iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas maintains that state health officials are deliberately withholding abortion statistics from 2014, the first year new, restrictive regulations were in effect. The ACLU says for the past two decades, the Department of State Health Services

The group Grassroots Leadership is working to keep undocumented migrants out of prison-like facilities while they await an immigration hearing. (ericsphoto/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has granted an immigrant rights group, Grassroots Leadership, a temporary restraining order against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, blocking its plans to license two controversial, prison-like detention facilities as child-care centers. The group

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the parties in a case involving contraceptives mandated by the Affordable Care Act to file new briefs in the case. (crankyT/iStock)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare order this week for new arguments in a case involving contraceptives and the Affordable Care Act, which could mean the justices are looking for a compromise. The court requested that parties in the case, including one from Texas, file new briefs

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