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Legislature fails to address pregnancy deaths

Legislature fails to address pregnancy deaths

AUSTIN -- Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state's skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.

‘Bathroom bill’ fading as session wraps up

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Will Weissert and Meredith Hoffman

AUSTIN -- Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party that dominates politics in the nation's second-largest state.

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Texas moves closer to softening voter ID law

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Paul J. Weber

AUSTIN -- A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities.

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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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Will Weissert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.