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Texas Oil And Gas Industry Could See A Major Slowdown In 2020

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday. It is the highest … Continue reading

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After Deaths of Immigrant Children, Border Officials Defend Detention System

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Facing criticism over multiple cases of immigrant children dying while in government custody, U.S. border officials on Tuesday defended their agencies’ approach to caring for families and children who arrive at the southern border.

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Democratic Debate: Live Updates And Analysis Of January’s Faceoff

By NPR Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates’ remarks in real-time.

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In Puerto Rico, A Tight-Knit Community Damaged By Recent Earthquakes Wonders What’s Next

By Rachel Templeton Villas del Caribe is a low-income housing project in Ponce, one of the harder hit areas in Puerto Rico following a week of powerful earthquakes. Some 200 families live in the development and before this week, the … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Blocks Texas From Resettling Refugees In 2020

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Texas will not be resettling refugees in the new fiscal year, Gov. Greg Abbott told federal officials Friday. State officials had until the end of the month to let federal officials know whether they would resettle … Continue reading

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Texas Leaves The Hard Work Of Chasing An Accurate Census Count To Communities

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Under the trio of crosses atop its sandy brick building, the McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church has a history of bringing people together.

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CBP Says Enforcement Actions At U.S.-Mexico Border Down For 7th Straight Month

By Scott Neuman, NPR Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended or refused entry to fewer people at the U.S.-Mexico border in December than in the previous month – the latest in a gradual downward trend since such enforcement actions reached … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Lifts Block on $3.6 Billion for Border Wall

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday lifted a lower court’s order that blocked the Trump administration from using $3.6 billion in military construction money for a wall on the Mexican border. In a 2-1 ruling, the Fifth … Continue reading

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Trudeau: Evidence Shows Iranian Missile Shot Down Jet In Possibly ‘Unintentional’ Act

By Colin Dwyer, NPR Updated at 8:36 p.m. ET Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that evidence suggests an Iranian missile strike brought down the Ukrainian jetliner that plunged from the sky Wednesday outside Tehran. “We have intelligence from … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law

By Jeff Brady, NPR Updated at 1:40 E.T. In one of his most sweeping environmental proposals so far, President Trump says he wants to streamline an “outrageously slow and burdensome federal approval process” that can delay major infrastructure projects for … Continue reading

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