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Texas sees surge in number of disenfranchised voters

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Thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law, the number of disenfranchised voters has surged in the state.

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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced. Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Judges strike down Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws

A federal judge equated Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress voters of color and struck it down less than a month before election day. The verdict came just a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin.

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Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan succumbs to virus

Thomas Eric Duncan, the lone man diagnosed with Ebola who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with Ebola in mid-September. 

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Man facing death penalty after shooting police who raided home

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A Texas man is facing the death penalty after killing a police officer who was part of a raid on his home. On Friday, May 9, 2014, Marvin Louis Guy shot an officer who he thought was an intruder. They were looking for drugs, yet none were found in the home. 

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Mom, four kids pulled over by cops at gunpoint on accident

A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car. Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s car was the one they were looking for.

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League City becomes first to officially ‘ban’ undocumented immigrant children

A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children. League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality. 

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Texas reps accidentally support reparations for slavery

The Dallas County Commissioners Court accidentally declared Tuesday that African-Americans deserve reparations for slavery. Most commissioners did not seem to know that they were doing so. 

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Video shows police in Texas fatally shooting handcuffed man

A video of a man being shot to death by police as he sat in handcuffs has been released. An El Paso police officer pulled his Taser gun after drawing his handgun and fatally shot the man at the Downtown Jail last year.

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City council member defends racist remarks despite calls for resignation

A Texas-based city council member is standing by racist remarks made public during a taped conversation in a parking lot despite calls for her resignation. La Marque City Council member Connie Trube’s comments were made public Monday evening. 

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