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WATCH: Mueller Testifies Today On 2016 Election Interference

By Marfa Public Radio Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.

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Wendy Davis Announces Bid For Congress, Will Challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Roy

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is running for Congress. Early Monday morning, Davis announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Central Texas’ 21st District. She is challenging U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman Republican from … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Will Soon Expand “Remain In Mexico” Policy For Migrants To Busiest Part Of The Border

By Jay Root, Texas Tribune BROWNSVILLE — So far, asylum-seeking migrants who land in the most heavily crossed patch of the U.S.-Mexico border, in deep South Texas, have been spared from the controversial “remain in Mexico” program that requires applicants … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Leaders Pledge $55M To Support Charter School Project

By Mitch Borden Permian Basin leaders this week announced $55 million dollars in private funding they intend to use toward education. The group of foundations, businesses and individuals are throwing that money behind an effort to bring charter schools to … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning Through Ranch In Jeff Davis County Is “Controlled Right Now”

By Carlos Morales A wildfire on the McCoy Ranch in northwestern Jeff Davis County is now under control, according to the Fort Davis Fire Department. A lightning storm Wednesday afternoon initially sparked two blazes, which ended up burning into each … Continue reading

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What Does The New Asylum Rule Mean For Migrants Waiting To Enter The U.S. Legally?

By Mallory Falk, KERA A crowd has gathered outside Centro de Atencion Integral a Migrantes in Ciudad Juarez. This is where migrants come to check their number on a long list of asylum seekers.  It’s scorching here – over a … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Bones Discovered At Big Bend National Park Belong To New Species, Scientists Say

By Carlos Morales Fossils discovered more than 30 years ago at Big Bend National Park belong to a new species of dinosaur with a hooked nose and a shovel-shaped jaw, according to a group of researchers this week. Aquilarhinus palimentus … Continue reading

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Near The Border, A Former Camp For Oilfield Workers Now Holds Hundreds Of Migrant Children

By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune Three vans with 20 migrant children pulled up to a welcome center at the Carrizo Springs emergency shelter Friday as dozens of shelter employees, wearing shirts with Emergency Management emblazoned on the back, stood eagerly … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance May Be Over, But Migrant Children Are Still Being Separated From Parents

By Riane Roldan and Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune More than a year after the Trump administration ended a controversial policy that led to hundreds of family separations, as many as five migrant children per day continue to be separated from … Continue reading

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