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Austin City Council members approved giving $200,000 in emergency city funding on Thursday to provide legal help to immigrants, after an emotionally charged debate in which two council members fought back tears. The money, proposed by Council Member Greg Casar, adds to the city’...
As many as 240 protesters are marching from Austin City Hall toward the Texas Capitol to show their solidarity with the area’s immigrant community. Spectators on Thursday lined Congress Avenue in downtown, cheering the passing throngs. The only trouble at the peaceful...
Fired by one American commander-in-chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another. President Donald Trump had been weighing the fate of his national security adviser, a hard-charging, feather-ruffling retired lieutenant general who just...
One person was arrested after causing an Austin Police vehicle to catch fire during ICE protests early Sunday morning at North Lamar Blvd & Rundberg Lane. According to officials, around 3 a.m. the suspect threw a lit firework into an unoccupied APD unit, causing it to catch...
A Grand Prairie woman who was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting has been sentenced to eight years in prison along with a $5,000 fine on Thursday. Rosa Maria Ortega was arrested in 2015. She is a legal U.S. resident, but is not a citizen and therefore, not qualified to...
Seven people were arrested Wednesday outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Phoenix after protesting the apprehension of a Mexican-born woman whom they fear will be deported. The protesters -- chanting "Justice!" and "Power to the people, no one is illegal...
Back in 2015, we covered how Vizio was using its new smart TVs to gather data on the viewing habits of all US customers, then sending that data back to itself to sell to third party advertising companies. What made the breach of customer trust particularly egregious was the fact...
President Trump is giving an extended timeline for when his administration could be expected to roll out a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former President Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation. In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that aired Sunday...
“Two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people didn’t know that because it didn’t get covered.” — White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, interview with MSNBC’s Chris Mathews, Feb. 2 In...