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US will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Dec. 02, 2021 20:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to reinstate the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it. ...

Appeals court reinstates Texas mask mandate ban in schools

Dec. 01, 2021 20:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday halted a federal judge’s order that had stopped Texas from enforcing its ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools, allowing the prohibition to remain in effect. In a 15-page ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Texas congressman joins GOP race for attorney general

Nov. 23, 2021 12:25 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has joined the crowded field of Republicans mounting primary challenges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The East Texas lawmaker is the latest prominent member of his party seeking to unseat the incumbent in the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EST

San Antonio Express-News. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Release all JFK assassination records. It’s been 58 years Fifty-eight years ago today, on the last full day of his life, President John F. Kennedy arrived in San Antonio for the first leg of a trip...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 12, 2021 18:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Deese; Gov. Chris Sununu, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ...

Judge orders halt to Texas mask mandate ban in schools

Nov. 10, 2021 21:29 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a halt to the enforcement of Texas' ban on mask mandates in the state's schools. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled in Austin that the ban ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott violated a federal law...

Voting lawsuit keeps Texas, Biden administration at odds

Nov. 05, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More and more, Texas and the Biden administration are dragging each other to court. First it was over immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. Then a Texas ban on most abortions. Then this week, just days after the Justice Department...

Biden administration sues Texas over new voting restrictions

Nov. 04, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over new election laws that outlasted a summer of dramatic protests by Democrats, who remain unable in Congress to pass legislation they say is needed to counteract a year of Republicans adding restrictive voting measures...

Texas governor adopts lawmaker's probe of books in schools

Nov. 01, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined a conservative Republican lawmaker’s campaign to investigate books that cover race, gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools. State Rep. Matt Krause, who chairs the House General Investigating...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 01, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Texas needs to watch, learn from the deadly Alec Baldwin shooting on film set Vexing questions remain about what actually happened Oct. 21 on the set of a movie being made near Santa Fe, N.M., when an...