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A New Migrant Surge at the Border, This One From Central Africa

SAN ANTONIO — For months, a migrant-services center blocks from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio has been packed with Central American families who have crossed the border in record-breaking numbers. But in recent days, hundreds of migrants from another part of the world have caused city officials already busy with one immigrant surge to […]

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The Youngest Known Child Separated From His Family by the Trump Administration

Exclusive from ‘The Weekly,’ Our New TV Series on FX and Hulu The youngest known child taken from his parents at the U.S.-Mexico border was a 4-month-old baby named Constantin Mutu. While he was sent to Michigan to live with a foster family, his father was sent to a detention facility and ultimately deported to […]

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One Thing You Can Do: Plan a Climate-Friendly Cookout

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. By Eduardo Garcia ImageCreditTyler Varsell The barbecue season has arrived. I went to my first cookout of the year a couple of […]

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Houston Rap Legend Scarface Running for Houston City Council

Photo: Bob Levey (Getty Images for UrbanDaddy) After spending the past 30-plus years as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, rap legend Scarface is putting down the mic to run for Houston city council. The 48-year-old rapper, who was born Brad Jordan, teased the announcement on Instagram last week when he asked “Should I run for […]

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Her Evangelical Megachurch Was Her World. Then Her Daughter Said She Was Molested by a Minister.

HURST, Tex. — Christi Bragg listened in disbelief. It was a Sunday in February, and her popular evangelical pastor, Matt Chandler, was preaching on the evil of leaders who sexually abuse those they are called to protect. But at the Village Church, he assured his listeners, victims of assault would be heard, and healed: “We […]

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Texas Is Latest State to Pump the Brakes on Red-Light Cameras

On a recent morning in May, Carlos Barrientos drove up to a Belt Line Road intersection on his way to work in Grand Prairie, Tex. His breakfast sandwich, sports drink, backpack and papers were arranged around him and on the seats, so Mr. Barrientos, 23, tried to avoid making sudden moves. Suddenly a yellow traffic […]

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Which States Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico

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Battle Pits Native American Tribes Against White Couple Over Adoption of Native Child in Case With Potential Affirmative Action Implications

The historic marker at the gravesite of Native Americans that attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where many Native American children were placed after being removed from their families and communities often as a result of discriminatory policies.Photo: iStock In a case that may have implications for race-based affirmative action and other similar […]

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‘I Ain’t No Killer, Bro’: Derion Vence Proclaims Innocence in Death of Maleah Davis During Jailhouse Interview With Houston Reporter

Derion Vence in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press The man jailed in connection to the death of 4-year-old Maleah Davis is protesting his innocence from the confines of his Texas jail cell. “I ain’t no killer, bro,” Derion Vence told KTRK ABC 13. “[…] I loved Maleah so much. I did for her […]

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Medical Examiner Confirms Remains Found in Arkansas Are Those of 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis

Derion Vance in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press Decomposed remains found in Arkansas late last week have been confirmed to be those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, the Houston child reported missing from Texas in early May by her mother’s then fiance who was subsequently arrested in connection to the case. As KTRK ABC […]

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Deep in the Muslim Heart of Texas, a Farm Family Provides Halal Meat

TOMBALL, Tex. — Syed Raza and his wife, Jeanne Chilson-Raza, prefer not to use the word slaughterhouse. And Hira Halal Meat, their business in this small city an hour’s drive north of Houston, looks more like a petting zoo than an abattoir. An artistically carved granite rock greets visitors at the entrance. Palm trees and […]

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Man Pretending to Be Beto Campaigner Allegedly Broke Into House, Stole Popsicle

Earlier this week, Beto O’Rourke reminded everyone that he’s still all-in on this whole ‘running for president’ thing by releasing his proposal for immigration reform. He has promised that it will be “the most sweeping rewrite of our nation’s immigration and naturalization laws in a generation,” and if you’re going to volunteer for Beto’s campaign, […]

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David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State, Resigns After Questioning Voters’ Citizenship

David Whitley, who served as the Texas secretary of state for about five months and was the face of a failed attempt to review the citizenship status of nearly 100,000 registered voters, resigned from his post Monday. Mr. Whitley was appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, in December, but he was never officially […]

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Maleah Davis Likely Dead While Cooperation Wanes, According to Houston Law Enforcement

Photo: Houston Police Houston police believe Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old girl last seen near a highway in Houston, has been killed, according to CBS News. Now, they need help finding and identifying her body. “She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper burial,” Chief Art Acevedo […]

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Texas Authorities Deny Withholding Sandra Bland Video

The Texas Department of Public Safety is denying the office withheld a cellphone video of the killing of Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop. Bland, 28 from just outside Chicago, used her phone to film a white state trooper who drew his taser and yelled “I will light you up!” while demanding she step […]

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The Criminalization of Women’s Bodies Is All About Conservative Male Power

Let’s start by acknowledging that women are not things. Before we talk, like we have to, about what the attacks on abortion access mean for this anxious, awful political era, let’s establish as a ground rule that women are not vessels, or incubators, or an undifferentiated natural resource. Women are human beings whose human rights […]

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