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  1. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  2. shutdown diaries
    I’m a Bartender Who Had COVID-19. My Restaurant’s Owner Warned Me Not to Talk.“People are so desperate right now to make money that they’ll do anything to get past it.”
  3. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  4. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  5. vision 2020
    Polls Raise Hopes of Biden Turning Texas BlueNew polls, including one that has Trump down by five points, suggest the Lone Star State may not be off the table for the Biden campaign.
  6. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  7. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  8. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  9. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  10. coronavirus
    Texas Governor Rolls Back Reopening Plans As Coronavirus Cases SurgeCoronavirus hospitalizations in Texas have increased every day for the past two weeks and the state’s positive test rate is approaching 12 percent.
  11. what's past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  12. coronavirus
    Lockdowns May Return As Crowds Gather and Case Counts ClimbLocal leaders and public-health officials are warning that people may need to return home and stay there.
  13. 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.
  14. vision 2020
    Texas Judge Orders Universal Access to Voting by MailTwo legal challenges to Texas’s restrictions on voting by mail are now in the federal and state judicial systems.
  15. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  17. vision 2020
    Lawsuit Targets Discriminatory Vote-by-Mail Exemptions for SeniorsThe 26th Amendment, which extended the vote to 18-year-olds when today’s boomer seniors were young, may prevent discrimination in their favor today.
  18. nail care
    Texas Mayor Under Investigation After Secretly Visiting Nail SalonMayor Becky Ames says she was there to remove an old manicure.
  19. 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.
  20. coronavirus
    Tx Republican on State Reopening: ‘There Are More Important Things Than Living’The Texas lieutenant governor doubled down on his claim that grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy for their kids.
  21. vision 2020
    Fear of the Coronavirus Is Not Enough to Get a Texas Mail BallotNew Hampshire Republicans say a reasonable fear of death is a “disability” which justifies use of an absentee ballot. Texas scoffs at that.
  22. 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.”
  23. democratic primaries
    Some Super Tuesday Lines Were So Long Voters Cast Their Ballots WednesdayIn California and Texas, people were forced to wait for as many as seven hours to cast a vote in the Democratic primary.
  24. super tuesday
    Biden’s Giant Bounce Suddenly Makes It a Two-Candidate RaceAll the talk of a contested convention is probably moot now.
  25. super tuesday
    Texas, Super Tuesday Juggernaut, Is a Voting-Rights NightmareNew analysis from the Guardian shows that Texas leads the American South in poll-site closures since 2012.
  26. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  27. mass shooting
    Everything We Know About the Church Shooting in Texas That Left 3 DeadTwo parishioners and the assailant were killed in the attack, which was briefly livestreamed on the West Freeway Church of Christ’s YouTube page.
  28. 2020 census
    It Sure Looks Like Republicans Don’t Want an Accurate Census CountThere’s a stark partisan divide between state governments that encourage their residents to participate in the 2020 Census, and those that don’t.
  29. 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.
  30. scandal
    Texas House Speaker Falls From Grace After Privately Blaspheming Against TrumpIn a private meeting, Dennis Bonnen also went after a group of House Republicans and called one Texas Democrat “vile.”
  31. fashion
    Stable Genius Cuts RibbonTrump attends opening of Louis Vuitton workshop, dances to “Macho Man,” talks about Kurds. Classy!
  32. made in america
    Why Is Louis Vuitton Opening a Workshop in Texas?The locals aren’t thrilled about it.
  33. vision 2020
    Biden Planning One-on-One Showdown With WarrenBiden’s plan for a Super Tuesday “firewall” in case he loses early isn’t novel. But for previous presidential candidates, it meant defeat.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. mass shootings
    What We Didn’t Need the El Paso Killer’s Manifesto to Tell UsUnderstanding the El Paso shooter is helped by understanding 8chan troll culture — but it’s not a requirement.
  37. vision 2020
    If Lone Star State Goes Blue, GOP Could Be Texas ToastHouse Republican retirements in Texas may be an omen the state is finally competitive again.
  38. immigration
    An 18-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Has Been in Immigration Custody for Nearly a MonthThe 18-year-old has a birth certificate and social security number, but that hasn’t been enough to secure his release.
  39. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  40. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  41. immigrant detention
    AOC’s Detention-Camp EtiquetteAmid squalid conditions, conservative media was most concerned that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have yelled at a detention-center guard.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. lgbtq rights
    Texas Republicans Fighting to Protect Chick-fil-A’s Right to DiscriminateIn a mostly symbolic fight between equality and “religious liberty,” Republicans stand up for the Evangelical chicken purveyor.
  45. 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.
  46. sandra bland
    Sandra Bland Recorded Her Own Traffic Stop 3 Days Before Her DeathHer family is calling for a renewed investigation of her case.
  47. vision 2020
    Texas Senator John Cornyn’s Path to Reelection Just Got TougherTexas Democrat MJ Hegar narrowly lost a congressional race in 2018. Now, she’s taking on Cornyn.
  48. 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.
  49. capital punishment
    Texas Bans Clergy in Execution Room Instead of Extending Program to All FaithsBrett Kavanaugh wrote that Texas must allow advisers of all faiths to be in the chamber for execution, or none at all. Texas chose the second option.
  50. 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.
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