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Texas Senate OKs shuttering ‘symbolic’ Texas refugee office

Texas Senate OKs shuttering ‘symbolic’ Texas refugee office

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas -- a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.

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Waco gunfight still unresolved in court

Waco gunfight still unresolved in court

WACO (AP) -- Costs are mounting for the Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of more than 150 bikers.

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Court: Map weakened strength of Latino vote

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AUSTIN -- A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found Thursday -- the third such ruling against the state's voting laws in roughly a month.