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Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump made his first public appearance at a California at rally Thursday night, drawing huge crowds of supporters and protesters to an Orange County fairgrounds. Around 20 people were arrested, according to the Orange County Sheriff...
The Obama administration took fire at a House hearing Thursday for releasing back into society thousands of illegal immigrants who had committed crimes on U.S. soil – including those behind more than 200 murders. “These are people that were here illegally, got caught committing...
Uber says it will not install a tipping function - because the company believes tipping is unfair due to customers' unconscious racial biases. The company pointed to a 2008 Cornell University study that indicated 'consumers of both races discriminate against black service...
A woman is hitting back at critics after she became the target of an online backlash over her decision to allow her seven-year-old daughter ride on the back of a motorcycle. After a photo of Corpus Christie, Texas, mom Mallory Torres' seven-year-old girl riding on the back of...
A day after it was revealed that City Manager Marc Ott punished Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo for disobeying orders and speaking about the controversial fatal police shooting of 17-year-old David Joseph, attention shifted Wednesday toward Ott, with politicians and community...
Austin City Manager Marc Ott didn't mince words about Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo's judgment on Wednesday. "My concerns have existed for some time," said Ott. "We've had some conversations about judgment issues in 2011. In between that time, and more recently, we've had...
Spanking your children has been at the heart of parenting disputes for years, but the University of Texas and the University of Michigan may have finally settled the question in a study that focused on 50 years of research. The study from the two schools looked at research on...
Police Chief Art Acevedo says his department faced a lot of pressure over the past few weeks but he says, "We're still standing." He says police officers are under fire now more than ever and becoming targets. "We've had two officers shot in a period of two weeks," Chief Acevedo...
Andy Birdwell said his 14-year-old son Andrew was one of seven boys suspended for taking a picture with a Confederate flag at Round Rock Ridgeview Middle School . “When I asked my son, ‘Exactly why would you take a picture? What transpired for you to want to do this and take a...