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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - TX: Civic Engagement

AUSTIN, Texas - The full House of Representatives starts debate on the next Texas state budget today (Friday) in Austin. As lawmakers wrestle over sweeping cuts to education, Medicaid, and various health and human services, the Capitol grounds will be buzzing with rallies, vigils, musical performanc

EL PASO, Texas - As Texas government was turning overwhelmingly Republican in recent years, many Hispanic voters were turning their backs on the GOP. Now Hispanic conservatives are questioning Republican initiatives seen as unfriendly to their constituencies. This has prompted the Republican Party o

HOUSTON, Texas - A series of rallies against sweeping Texas state budget cuts starts today in Houston. While Governor Rick Perry reversed himself last week on tapping the state's 9.4 billion dollar "rainy day" reserve - allowing a third of the fund to be used to ease this year's crunch - he insisted

AUSTIN, Texas - The State House today is scheduled to take up a bill, passed in January by the Senate, that would require voters to present specific photo identification - such as a driver's license, passport, or concealed handgun license - before being allowed to cast a ballot in Texas. Supporter

DALLAS - Thousands of school employees and their supporters from across the state are converging on the Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers that growing numbers of Texans will not accept looming cuts to public education. There are signs legislators are responding to the pressure, according t

AUSTIN, Texas - Thousands of school employees and their supporters from around the state are preparing to converge on the Capitol this weekend, hoping to convince lawmakers that growing numbers of Texans will not accept looming cuts to public education. Jason Sabo decided to get active when Austin'

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature is considering a voter ID proposal that may be the toughest in the nation. A state driver's license, passport, military ID or photo-based citizenship document would be the only acceptable proofs for eligibility to cast a ballot. The bill is promoted as a way to

AUSTIN, Texas - While jobs, the economy, the budget, healthcare, and the military were some of the topics touched on in President Obama's State of the Union address and the subsequent rebuttals, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin says it's the invisible words in the speeches that may m

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