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FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2013

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Recent tactics used to get around rule of law a long-term threat

The rule of law requires all parties to submit to a process, respecting outcomes with which they disagree and acknowledging that change can come only through an... Read more »

July 28, 2013

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Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these... Read more »

July 26, 2013

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Perry signs sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state's clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for... Read more »

July 18, 2013

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Texas Legislature: Protecting motherhood and life

The Texas Legislature passes a comprehensive abortion bill, supported by women who have had botched and forced abortions. Texan Molly White leads international effort... Read more »

July 17, 2013

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Texas Republicans finally pass new abortion limits

Republican lawmakers passed a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats... Read more »

July 13, 2013

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