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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Highlights the Routine Brutality of a Texas Traffic Stop

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Breaion King’s arrest was quotidien to police, life-altering for her and reveals the chasm between police and the people they’re supposed to protect and serve.
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Austin Passes First Paid Sick Leave Policy in the South

After five raucous hours, the Austin City Council passed a policy providing paid sick leave to at least 87,000 Austinites. Council members say they hope other Texas cities will soon follow.

At nearly 1 a.m. on Thursday night, the Austin City Council passed a citywide, mandatory paid sick leave policy that will provide sick days to around 87,000 wor...Read More

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In the Texas Legislature, Sexual Harassment Complaints are Rarely Filed, Haphazardly Maintained and Then Destroyed

Despite the Legislature’s reputation for sexism and sexual harassment, there are no official complaints on record in either chamber. What’s happening to allegations?

Late last year, amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in politics, media and entertainment, reports surfaced of a pervasive culture of sexual harassm...Read More

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Breitbart, Trump and Texas GOP Now Silent on Border Patrolman’s Death

Two federal agencies released information last week suggesting Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez died in a fall. Those who politicized his death are oddly silent now.

Around 11:25 p.m. on November 18, Border Patrol agents Rogelio Martinez and Stephen Garland were found badly wounded in a 9-foot deep culvert near Van Horn, Tex...Read More

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