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As fentanyl plagues Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott directs state police to focus on cartels

Abbott directed the Department of Public Safety to boost efforts to collect intelligence on cartels and investigate gangs in Texas that support drug and human smuggling.

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Overturning Roe created new barriers, not just to abortion, but to OB-GYN training

After the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs case, thousands of future doctors now face roadblocks to getting clinical training in abortion. These new barriers could limit access not only to abortion but to all obstetric and gynecological care.

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Revocar a Roe creó nuevas barreras, no solo para el aborto, sino también para la capacitación en obstetricia y ginecología

Después del fallo de la Corte Suprema en el caso Dobbs, miles de futuros médicos ahora enfrentan obstáculos para obtener capacitación clínica en aborto. Estas nuevas barreras podrían limitar el acceso no solo al aborto sino a toda la atención obstétrica y ginecológica.

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Bexar County sheriff launches investigation into Florida flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chartered two flights to send migrants recruited in San Antonio to the tony Massachusetts vacation spot, a move that drew outrage after some migrants later said they were misled into getting on the planes.

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Hispanic Texans may now be the state’s largest demographic group, new census data shows

For years, the state’s Hispanic population has grown significantly faster than the white population. The new census data is the first to reflect Texas passing a milestone in its cultural and political evolution.

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U.S. border agency deactivates regional Twitter account that promoted homophobic tweet

The agency shut down the Twitter account for its West Texas regional office, saying “unauthorized and inappropriate content” was posted on the account on Saturday.

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Five DPS officers face probe over response to Uvalde shooting

Multiple investigations into the police response are ongoing, including one from the U.S. Department of Justice, and a probe conducted by Uvalde’s district attorney.

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Beto O’Rourke returns to campaign trail Friday after brief illness

The Democrat also announced Thursday that he has accepted invitations to four townhall-style debates while Gov. Greg Abbott agreed to only one debate.

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Fort Worth ISD names Midland ISD chief as lone finalist for superintendent

School board approves Angélica Ramsey’s appointment in unanimous vote.

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Texas gas companies face fines up to $1 million for failing to prepare for extreme weather

Critics are skeptical about whether the new rules by the Railroad Commission will prevent another catastrophe like the power grid disaster in February 2021.

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