Health & Science

Early In The Pandemic, Texas Banned Most Abortions. After The Ban Lifted, 2nd-Trimester Abortions Jumped, A New Study Shows

Posted on · Texas officials cited a need to preserve medical supplies as a reason to crack down on abortions. A new study finds that many Texans left the state during this time seeking the procedure.

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Two Judges, Defendants In Bail Bond Lawsuit, Urge Harris County Leaders To Settle

Posted on · The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that the county’s bail system is unconstitutional. Judge Darrell Jordan and Judge Mike Fields told Commissioners Court that continuing to fight the suit would only waste county resources

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 39: Texas Primary Sprint! What To Expect From The GOP And Dems

Posted on · “I’m all for Jefferson’s wall of separation between church and state but not if there’s water flowing over it!” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on churches being allowed to claim reimbursement from FEMA after Harvey.

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Civil Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Block Judge’s Immigration Order

Posted on · A coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups on Friday asked an appeals court to stop a federal judge’s order that requires the Obama administration to turn over the confidential information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.