Texas

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A Texas lawmaker on Friday took a legislative jab at the state's anti-choice laws , filing satirical legislation that would slap a fine on men for masturbating and make those who want a vasectomy, colonoscopy, or a Viagra prescription undergo "a medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam." Proposed by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D), HB 4260 (pdf) or...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As this is the first major voting rights case the Justice Department faces under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, observers note the case could have implications for other cases, such as in North Carolina, in which the federal government had sided against a state voting law. (Photo: Getty)
Underscoring warnings that newly anointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions will...
Nika Knight, staff writer
"I Stand With Texas Women"
A federal judge on Tuesday halted Texas' attempt to cut Medicaid funding for...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...