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  1. Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Ledbury Reporter

    Donald Trump's former campaign chairman has met Senate investigators, giving his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, sources said. The appearance by Paul Manafort came as the US president's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to Capitol Hill for a second day of private meetings, this time for a conversation with the House of Representatives' intelligence committee. 5 comments

  2. Texas Senate to vote on controversial bathroom billRead the original story

    Wednesday | Xinhuanet

    Texas state senators Tuesday voted to advance the latest bathroom bill to a final vote as early as Wednesday after an eight-hour debate. The so-called bathroom bill, advocated by the majority Republican party for the sake of privacy, would regulate bathroom use in schools and buildings overseen by local government based on the sex listed on a person's birth certificate.

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  3. Texas Senate gives initial approval to transgender 'bathroom bill'Read the original story

    Wednesday | UnionLeader.com

    A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, Calif., in September 2014.

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  4. Texas Legislature to be briefed on shale energy development report's findingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Gilmer Mirror

    The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas will share findings and insights of its recently released TAMEST Shale Task Force Report, "Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas," with the Texas Legislature on TAMEST took a cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together a diverse set of 19 experts from academia, environmental organizations, the oil and gas industry, and state agencies to achieve a balanced, informed consensus on the impacts of shale oil and gas development. This task force is the first state-level effort of its kind.

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  5. Rick Perry Falls for Borat-Style Prank by Russian ComediansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | SFGate

    Trump's Energy Secretary thought he was having a lengthy conversation about coal and other matters with Ukraine's prime minister earlier this month -- Whoops Trump Administration Energy Secretary and Former Texas Governor Rick Perry turned himself into a national laughing stock back in 2011 when , during a debate between contenders for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, he forgot mid-sentence the name of a government agency he was planning to close down if elected President. But in hindsight, he's probably glad the question wasn't about world leaders.

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  6. Analysis: Texas Republicans deciding where to go on bathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Texas Tribune

    Victoria Hendrix of Austin is one of two people outside the Senate chamber on July 25, 2017 in support of SB4 the bathroom bill up for debate during the special session Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott have figured out how to make mainstream Republicans a splinter group in their own party.

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  7. Town Hall event looks to prevent prescription drug abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | TheMonitor.com

    Two women and two men were arrested by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office amid a raid at a Donna flea market Wednesday Aug.14,2013. The vendors were busted selling prescription drugs illegally.

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  8. Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Raw Story

    The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory. Final Senate adoption of the bill was possible later on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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  9. For Legislature, discussion on autonomous vehicles just down the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Santa Fe New Mexican

    As the world's biggest automobile manufacturers and tech companies invest in developing autonomous vehicles that can navigate without a human steering a wheel or pressing a pedal, some state officials are calling on lawmakers to put in place policies to address technologies they say could radically change transportation. Nineteen states have passed laws regulating autonomous vehicles, and governors in three more states have set out policies through executive order.

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  10. Texas Senate gives initial approval for transgender 'bathroom bill'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Hill

    The Republican-dominated Texas Senate on Tuesday gave its initial go-ahead on a "bathroom" bill that would limit bathroom access for transgender people, according to reports . Senate Bill 3, which could be fully adopted Wednesday, is a controversial measure that would make it so "only by persons of the same sex as stated on a person's birth certificate" can use restrooms, changing rooms, and shower at schools as well as other public places.

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  11. Truck Drivers Not Required to Check Trailers for ContrabandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KRGV

    WESLACO There are no regulations requiring all commercial truck drivers to visually inspect the contents of their trailers, according to responses by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety. CHANNEL 5 NEWS requested information from the agencies following the death of ten immigrants aboard a tractor trailer found in San Antonio.

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  12. Senate gives early OK to bill regulating do-not-resuscitate ordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Texas Tribune

    The Senate gave early approval to a measure Tuesday night that would require physicians to take certain steps before issuing do-not-resuscitate orders to patients. Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, listens to witness testimony on several bills in Senate Health and Human Services Committee on April 5, 2017.

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    Tuesday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    On Sept. 1, the Department of Public Safety Crime State Lab will start charging local law enforcement agencies for forensic analysis performed on controlled substances, toxicology, DNA evidence submissions and alcohol analysis.

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  14. Senate approves bathroom bill, but divisionsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | El Paso Times

    Senate approves bathroom bill, but deep divisions remain The legislation now heads to the Texas House, where it died during the regular session of the Legislature. Check out this story on ElPasoTimes.com: http://callertim.es/2v5WQTr State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, speaks during debate over a "bathroom bill" in the Senate Chamber, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

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  15. US Energy Secretary takes 22-minute prank call from "Ukrainian Prime Minister"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ars Technica

    JANUARY 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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  16. Mom talks about that heartbreaking photo of her trans son to fight discriminatory bathroom billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Mashable

    Amber Briggle is sick and tired of Texas lawmakers bullying her son. He's part of the community affected by the anti-trans "bathroom bill" making its way through the Texas legislature.

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  17. SFA Board of Regents approves operating budget, expands campus reachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Gilmer Mirror

    Stephen F. Austin State University Regents approved plans for the university's future during the board's quarterly meeting this week. Those plans include expansion to campuses at Houston Community College's central campus and Collin College's Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney, as well as additional programs to be added to SFA offerings at Lone Star College.

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  18. a Bathroom billa will cost taxpayer moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Star-Telegram.com

    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and other members of law enforcement take part in a public safety event where they spoke against a proposed "bathroom bill," Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate has revived a bill mandating transgender Texans use public restrooms corresponding to their birth-certificate genders.

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  19. Why are mothers dying? Texas needs to find outRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Star-Telegram.com

    Before the special session began, we said we'd be happy if the Texas Legislature's only accomplishment was to pass the "sunset" legislation. However we support the Senate's effort to advance Senate Bill 17, which would give state medical experts more time to study why more mothers in Texas are dying less than a year after giving birth.

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  20. The Texas House is looking to ease rising property taxes. Herea s how.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Star-Telegram.com

    A Texas House committee on Tuesday spent more than seven hours plowing through more than 30 bills that aim to tackle rising property taxes - months after similar legislation died amid an intra-GOP war over how conservatively state officials should govern. And while the Senate spent the past five days tearing through the 20 issues Gov. Greg Abbott wants addressed in the special legislative session, the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday studied property taxes from several angles that collectively go far beyond the upper chamber's major property tax bill that's poised to pass this week.

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