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Texas lawmakers plan to amend CROWN Act after court ruling in favor of Barbers Hill ISD

Posted on · A Houston-area judge ruled Thursday that Barbers Hill ISD's policy restricting hair length for boys, which it has used to continually punish 18-year-old Black student Darryl George, is not a violation of the CROWN Act, a new state law protecting students and employees at state-funded institutions from race-based hair discrimination.

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Houston returns to the moon (Feb. 23, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An unmanned spacecraft built by a Houston company has landed on the moon, making it the first commercial landing on the lunar surface and the first American spacecraft to make a soft landing there since the Apollo program ended. We learn about the landing, what the Odysseus lander will do during its mission, and what this development means for future space missions.

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