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Texas

  1. power
    A Student Gave an Impromptu Graduation Speech About Abortion RightsPaxton Smith delivered an impassioned critique of Texas’s extreme abortion ban.
  2. abortion rights
    Texas Just Passed One of the Most Extreme Abortion Bans YetThe bill prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest.
  3. animals
    Fugitive Tiger Continues to Evade ArrestA big cat has been on the lam in Houston for nearly a week.
  4. please no
    Texas Governor Lifts State Mask Mandate … for Some Reason?And Mississippi will follow suit.
  5. losers
    Ted Cruz Is Already Trying to Joke About His Cancún TripWhile other Texas politicians are in his home state, surveying billions of dollars of damage.
  6. go home
    Shouldn’t Ted Cruz Be in Quarantine Right Now?Rather than, say, glad-handing two days after his jaunt to Mexico?
  7. texas
    ‘I Don’t Know How Much More We Can Take’A Texas domestic-violence shelter was still reeling from the pandemic. Then the winter storm came and their ceilings caved in.
  8. politics
    AOC Raised $1 Million for Texas Relief YesterdayAmazing what you can accomplish when you’re not rushing back from an ill-advised Cancún vacation!
  9. hypocrisy
    And Now Ted Cruz Is Throwing His Own Kids Under the BusIn a statement, he insisted that the whole trip to Cancún was his daughters’ idea. They are 10 and 12 years old.
  10. travel
    Ted Cruz Really Flew to Cancún While His State Was in CrisisHe went on a tropical vacation during a humanitarian emergency in Texas.
  11. action item
    How to Help People in Texas Right NowDonate to mutual-aid networks, volunteer at warming centers, and more.
  12. climate change
    Everything to Know About the Dire Situation in TexasDays after a major winter storm pummeled the state, hundreds of thousands are still without power.
  13. climate crisis
    Yet Another Terrifying, Deadly, Once-in-a-Lifetime StormExtreme weather in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. has left at least 20 dead and millions without power. This is our new normal under climate change.
  14. power
    The Devastating Impact of the COVID Abortion Ban in TexasClinics reported a surge in later abortions after the ban was lifted, and some patients had to travel hundreds of miles to neighboring states.
  15. whelp
    Texas’s ‘Go Topless Jeep Weekend’ Ends in ChaosTwo people were shot, nearly 200 others were arrested, and social distancing recommendations went out the window.
  16. nail care
    Texas Mayor Under Investigation After Secretly Visiting Nail SalonMayor Becky Ames says she was there to remove an old manicure.
  17. coronavirus
    What’s Going on With Texas’s Coronavirus Abortion Ban?Now that the state’s ban on non-essential medical procedures has eased, abortions are available once again.
  18. abortion
    Every State That’s Tried to Ban Abortion Over the CoronavirusSo far, six states have tried to halt nearly all abortion services, claiming they’re “nonessential.”
  19. gender chaos
    Gender-Reveal Parties Just Keep Getting Dumber and More DangerousA small plane carrying 350 gallons of pink water for a gender-reveal party crashed in Texas in September.
  20. fashion
    Stable Genius Cuts RibbonTrump attends opening of Louis Vuitton workshop, dances to “Macho Man,” talks about Kurds. Classy!
  21. made in america
    Why Is Louis Vuitton Opening a Workshop in Texas?The locals aren’t thrilled about it.
  22. voter suppression
    A Texas Woman Is Fighting a 5-Year Prison Sentence for Trying to VoteCrystal Mason says she didn’t realize she was ineligible to vote, and is seeking a new trial ahead of her harsh sentence for voting illegally in 2016.
  23. wedding crashers
    A Serial Wedding Crasher Is on the Loose in TexasTexas police are looking for a woman who has been showing up to weddings and pretending to be a guest, only to run off with the gifts.
  24. politics
    You Should Be Paying Attention to Jessica Cisneros’s CampaignThe 26-year-old progressive wants to oust one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.
  25. crime
    3 Trans Women Have Been Killed in Dallas This Past YearPolice are now investigating the death of Chynal Lindsey, whose body was discovered on Saturday.
  26. police brutality
    A Cop Killed a Black Grandmother After Stopping Her Outside Her HomePolice say the officer was “forced” to fire multiple rounds at the 44-year-old woman. Her family says she was struggling with schizophrenia.
  27. sandra bland
    Sandra Bland Recorded Her Own Traffic Stop 3 Days Before Her DeathHer family is calling for a renewed investigation of her case.
  28. abortion rights
    Texas Lawmakers Want to Make Abortion Punishable by DeathA proposed bill would allow the state to convict women who receive abortions with homicide, which carries with it a possible death penalty.
  29. animals
    All Hail the Stoner Who Unwittingly Saved a ‘Chubby Tiger’A Texas woman entered an abandoned house to get high. Instead, she found a tiger.
  30. crime
    A Border Patrol Agent in Texas Killed at Least 4 Women. Here’s What to Know.Juan David Ortiz has been charged with murder for his suspected role in four killings.
  31. beto 2020?
    Seems Like Everyone Is Thirsty for More BetoHe lost to Ted Cruz but his fans are ready for more.
  32. 2018 midterms
    I Just Want This 77-Year-Old Beto Voter to Be HappyShe broke down in tears of pride after seeing O’Rourke at the polls in El Paso.
  33. crime
    The Mysterious Shackled Woman From the Texas Doorbell Video Has Been FoundShe was a victim of domestic violence, police say, and her boyfriend was found dead of an apparent suicide.
  34. 2018 midterms
    Texas GOP Succeeds in Making Beto O’Rourke Look Extremely Cool and Also HotNot that it takes much when you’re running against Ted Cruz.
  35. crime
    Texas Man Accused of Shooting Female Drivers, Believes They Are ‘Incompetent’Prosecutors say Nicholas D’Agostino has “a dim view of women.”
  36. power
    Customs Agent Hassled Mother and Daughter for Having Different Last NamesA woman from Texas says an officer told her, “Maybe you should have taken your husband’s last name so you could prove you were her mom.”
  37. crime
    Sheriff’s Deputy Sexually Abused Undocumented Woman’s 4-Year-Old Child: ReportOfficials say there may be other victims.
  38. sticker drama
    This Profane Anti-Trump Bumper Sticker Is Terrorizing a Texas TownThe local sheriff has sounded the alarm.
  39. 7 Months Pregnant and Trapped in a Hurricane“I thought: My baby and I are going to drown.”
  40. abortion rights 2017
    Trump Administration Threatens Abortion Access for Immigrant Minors in TexasThe ACLU is fighting one case in an emergency hearing.
  41. everyday sexism
    A Texas Official Was Reprimanded for Refusing to Meet With Female EmployeesHe skipped meetings with a colleague he feared “had romantic feelings for him.”
  42. bicep envy
    Ted Cruz Is Very Impressed by the U.S. Coast Guard’s Muscles“Every one of them [is] ripped.”
  43. reproductive rights
    Texas Judge Blocks Law Banning Common Abortion ProcedureA federal judge temporarily stopped the law from taking effect.
  44. hurricane harvey
    A Nurse on Rescuing Critically Ill Babies from Hurricane HarveyWhat it was like to evacuate premature newborns in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  45. karma
    Watch Rep. Blake Farenthold Get Soaked by a Hurricane in Live InterviewMy dude looks miserable.
  46. politics
    Planned Parenthood Is Suing Texas Over Its Abortion-Procedure BanThey’re trying to reverse Texas’s ban of a common, safe abortion procedure.
  47. abortion access
    Here’s Why Texas Abortion Clinics Are Still Struggling to ReopenA year after a groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling in their favor, only 3 of 24 clinics have reopened.
  48. politics
    What You Need to Know About the Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law Just Signed in TexasIt bans a common abortion procedure and requires fetal remains to be buried.
  49. women’s health
    Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Failing Texas TeensThe state has yet to adopt progressive policies that are working to reduce the teen-pregnancy rate elsewhere.
  50. offensive things
    Texas Middle-School Teachers Give Girl ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ AwardOnly one day after the Manchester terrorist attack.
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