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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - TX: Women's

A grand jury indicted two anti-abortion activists on Monday who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood officials last year. (Wikimedia Commons)

HOUSTON - A Houston grand jury has indicted two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood officials last year and then edited and released the videos. The indictment charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress with felony tampering with governme

The Texas Attorney General has formed a new unit to assist law-enforcement agencies with human-trafficking crimes. (southernfried/morguefile)

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is putting some legal muscle behind current efforts to combat human trafficking in the state. The Texas Attorney General's office has formed a new unit tasked with reducing both labor and sex trafficking and prosecuting the perpetrators. Attorney General Ken Paxton says the

Climate change is likely to have far-reaching impacts on livestock and crops throughout the world, according to a new report. Credit: USDA

AUSTIN, Texas - Climate change will have a big impact on food security across the globe, but will hit the poor and people living in tropical regions the hardest according to a new international study presented at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Claudia Tebaldi, a scientist for the

The ACLU of Texas and other groups plan to file amicus briefs with the U.S Supreme Court opposing a law they say limits access to abortion services. Credit: Agnostic Preacher's Kid/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a Texas case that could decide whether imposing regulations on abortion providers constitutes an undue burden by restricting patients' access. Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas, applauded the move and says h

It is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, and military veterans with civil-law concerns won't have to look far for justice. Credit: southernfried/morguefile

DALLAS – You might say this entire week is Veterans Day for current and former service members in Texas who have legal questions. Through Friday (Nov. 13), local bar associations, law schools and some private attorneys across the state are volunteering their time to advise veterans on matters

Women who went on a hunger strike to win their freedom from a detention center outside of Austin are facing retaliation by ICE agents, according to an immigrants rights group. Credit: PhanuwatNandee/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas – Detained women seeking asylum in the U.S., who launched a hunger strike last week, are facing retaliation from ICE agents, according to the advocacy group Grassroots Leadership. Cristina Parker, who directs the group's immigration programs, says some strikers have been placed

Reproductive health physicians say increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. Credit: Tomas Sereda/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas - Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. That's according to a global federation of women's health physicians meeting in Vancouver, Canada this week. Tracey Woodruff is professor and director of the U

Only 13 percent of American women have access to paid maternity leave. Credit: SolStock.

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. is dramatically behind the rest of the world in providing adequate support for mothers to spend time with their newborn babies, according to an investigative report by In These Times magazine. Sharon Lerner, the report's author, found most other countries, rich or poor, ma

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