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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 rejected the Trump's campaign for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - TX: Criminal Justice

HOUSTON - Just a few years ago, the Texas juvenile justice system was plagued by scandal and systemic child abuse. Now it's poised to become a national model. A transition team appointed by Gov. Perry recently started the process of abolishing two agencies overseeing youth incarceration and parole.

AUSTIN, Texas - Victims of identity theft often feel overwhelmed - not only by the challenges of cleaning up the damages, but by the emotional trauma that accompanies any personal invasion. Free help is available to Texas victims, however, including a toll-free hotline and a step-by-step toolkit, fr

AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for a Texas man scheduled for execution in eight days are asking a federal judge to order a new sentencing trial, contending that Duane Buck's 1997 sentencing was unconstitutional. Buck's was one of seven death-penalty cases that then-Attorney General John Cornyn wanted re

AUSTIN, Texas - A new toll-free hotline is providing low-income Texas veterans with free legal aid in civil cases. Today's returning veterans are more likely than the general population to face unemployment, homelessness and disabilities. While the Veterans Administration and Texas Veterans Commiss

AUSTIN, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas and around the nation this week expressed coordinated outrage over the Obama administration's record-breaking deportation efforts. As if on cue, the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced that it would review as many as 300,000 pending case

AUSTIN, Texas - Four Texas Youth Commission (TYC) lockups are locking their doors for good this week, as the state's juvenile-justice system prepares for a major transformation. TYC and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission are slated to merge into a single department by December. The goal, says

DALLAS - Texas is fast becoming the nation's leading laboratory for examining approaches to school discipline. A groundbreaking study released today by the Council of State Governments (CSG) and Texas A&M University anonymously tracked Texas students who were expelled or suspended. Researchers want

AUSTIN, Texas - Legislation introduced this week in the U.S. Senate gives hope to some foreigners on death row in U.S. prisons - but it may come too late for Humberto Leal Garcia, a Mexican scheduled for execution next month in Texas. The Consular Notification Compliance Act would ensure that court

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