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Lawmakers on Tuesday questioned Gov. Rick Perry’s unilateral declaration of an emergency along the border so that he could shift $38.7 million from the state budget to pay for the National Guard. When the Legislature is not in session, large budget transfers require approval of...
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies until the child turns one year old. “This is a terrific opportunity to show businesses that lactation is important and that women should be accorded the right to...
National Guard troops beginning a deployment to the Rio Grande Valley to help deal with a flood of immigrants crossing the border illegally will stow their combat gear and take up Spanish lessons, state officials said Tuesday as questions continued to swirl about whether the...
Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington...
It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of...
As the second U.S. Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, health authorities in Liberia raised questions about how the woman and an American doctor were given an experimental U.S. treatment unavailable to the hundreds of Africans sickened by the deadly virus. While still...
As the health of two Ebola-stricken American missionaries deteriorated late last month, an international relief organization backing them hunted for a medical miracle. The clock was ticking, and a sobering fact remained: Most people battling the disease do not survive. Leaders...
Federal law requires people and companies to report child exploitation when they see it. This includes Google, whose automated eyes tipped law enforcement about a Houston-area man whom the police say was using the company’s Gmail service to email pornographic images of a child...
Austin City Council members are set to again possibly settle a lawsuit with the three minor children of a man fatally shot by a former detective last year. Council members have not yet agreed upon an amount of a potential settlement, and remain in negotiations with the attorney...