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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. sandra bland
    Sandra Bland Recorded Her Own Traffic Stop 3 Days Before Her DeathHer family is calling for a renewed investigation of her case.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. border wall
    Border Communities Are Rising Up Against Trump’s WallPeople closest to the border are among those most opposed to the wall.
  20. islamophobia
    Texas GOP Activists Fight to Purge Local Official Because He’s – Gasp – MuslimIf you feed people hate long enough, they can soon become hateful.
  21. immigration
    Migrant Baby Contracted Pneumonia After Five Days in a ‘Freezing’ Holding CellThe baby’s mother is blaming Border Patrol.
  22. 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.
  23. 2020 election
    When Barack Met BetoThe flirtation of ObamaWorld with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions is worth its weight in gold to the Texan.
  24. death penalty
    Texas’s Death-Penalty System Is a Travesty. Joseph Garcia Is Proof.The death penalty in America is marked by its racism and ineptitude. In Texas on Tuesday, a man will be killed in one of its more absurd applications.
  25. 2018 midterms
    Can a 27-Year-Old Political Neophyte Run the Third-Largest County in America?Lina Hidalgo was elected to run a county with a $5 billion budget, thanks to Beto and straight-ticket voting. And she has a plan.
  26. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  27. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke and the Limits of CharismaIn his attempt to unseat Ted Cruz, the Texas congressman earned the “rock star” label. It wasn’t enough.
  28. beto 2020?
    Seems Like Everyone Is Thirsty for More BetoHe lost to Ted Cruz but his fans are ready for more.
  29. 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.
  30. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke Still BelievesHours before polls open, O’Rourke is arguing that unexpected things can happen on Election Day.
  31. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke Is Not Afraid of the BorderPresident Trump’s hysteria about the southern border could provide a boost to the would-be senator who was born there.
  32. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke’s Case for Irrational OptimismHe’s behind in the polls, and the experts have written off his chances. But the crowds are still turning out.
  33. 2018 midterms
    First Early Voting Numbers Are Big. But It’s Not Clear What They Mean Yet.We could see historic levels of early voting, and of midterm voting — but it’s still not clear which party will benefit.
  34. 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.
  35. Trump Administration Revoking Passports and Deporting Hispanic CitizensIn another example of the administration’s animus towards Hispanics, officials are forcing U.S. citizens to prove the legitimacy of their births.
  36. Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black TeenIt’s the first time since 1973 a Texas police officer has been convicted for killing someone in an on-duty shooting.
  37. 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.
  38. crime
    Texas Man Accused of Shooting Female Drivers, Believes They Are ‘Incompetent’Prosecutors say Nicholas D’Agostino has “a dim view of women.”
  39. Alex Jones Wants Sandy Hook Parents to Pay His Legal FeesThe Infowars founder wants a judge to dismiss a defamation suit against him and compel the parents of Noah Pozner to pay $100,000 in his legal fees.
  40. 2018 elections
    Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas? Beto O’Rourke Says Yes.With its growing Latino population and blue cities, the Lone Star State feels like it should be at least purple. If only people would actually vote.
  41. 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.”
  42. crime
    Sheriff’s Deputy Sexually Abused Undocumented Woman’s 4-Year-Old Child: ReportOfficials say there may be other victims.
  43. Mother of School-Shooting Victim: Meeting Trump Was ‘Like Talking to a Toddler’Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in a school shooting last week, said Trump “kept mentioning” arming teachers.
  44. Border Patrol Agent Shoots and Kills Unarmed Migrant WomanFederal officials say the 20-year-old was part of a group attacking the agent, but a witness disputes that claim.
  45. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  46. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  47. At Least 10 Dead in Texas School Shooting; Explosives FoundA single gunman is in custody after a shooting at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston.
  48. scary things
    4th Explosion in Austin Leaves Two Men Seriously InjuredPolice believe it’s connected to the package bombings that killed two people in Austin earlier this month, but this blast involved a trip wire.
  49. Austin Package Bombs Appear to Be Targeting Prominent Black FamiliesThe two people killed by the bombs are both linked to a historic black church in the Texas capital.
  50. Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz Mocks Dem Opponent for Changing First NameThe bullied has become the bully.
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