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Feds Seek Life for Texas Muhammad Art Attack Conspirator

The only known, living terrorist connected to the May 2015 attack at the Muhammad Art contest in Texas, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, will face sentencing on October 25. Prosecutors are asking for a life sentence. Kareem, whose given name is Decarus Thomas, is a former Baptist who converted to Islam.

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‘F**k Blue Lives,’ Shouts Houston Black Lives Matter

At least one Black Lives Matter protester in Houston was reported to yell “F**k blue lives” while others chanted “Pig, pig, bang, bang.” The anti-police rhetoric came during a protest march in Houston’s predominantly black historic Third Ward on Saturday evening.

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Obama Judge: Texas Must Reprint Voter ID Training Materials

The Obama appointee presiding over the Texas voter photo ID lawsuit ordered the State to toss some of its voter education materials because federal lawyers did not like the exact language in printed. Although lawyers for the State gave the DOJ and liberal voting rights groups a copy of the proposed language on August 11, they waited until less than 60 days before the November election to complain. This was after financial and other resources had been expended by the State.

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Ted Cruz Warns Democrats Could Have ‘Massive Wins’ in Texas

KINGWOOD, Texas – Senator Ted Cruz warned patriots gathered for a Constitution Day gathering that Democrats could have “massive wins” in the large urban counties in Texas “if one, two, or three percent stay home.” Cruz also called Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “manifestly unfit” to be president.

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House Votes to Give VA Secretary More Power to Punish Bad Employees

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs more authority to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct. The bill would also strengthen whistleblower protections and includes restricting and recouping bonus awards, including from those who retaliate against them. An employee who is convicted of a felony in connection with their job duties could have their pension reduced.

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Texas Taxpayers Bear Brunt of Sandra Bland Legal Settlement

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas taxpayers will be paying higher insurance rates because of the cost of defending a nuisance lawsuit, a Waller County plaintiff’s lawyer says. Waller County has reportedly settled the lawsuit with Sandra Bland’s mother for $1.9 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety was not a party to the settlement.

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Texas Agency Hopes to ‘Raise Bar’ on Preventing Child Abuse

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced a new strategic plan to “raise the bar” in preventing child abuse in the Lone Star State. The goal is to move from a plan based primarily on investigation-based efforts to an overall effort to strengthen families.

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Texas AG Leads First Amendment Fight Against Climate Change Inquisition

The Texas Attorney General is leading an 11-state coalition of states’ attorneys general who are fighting to defend the First Amendment against attacks by climate change advocates, including left-of-center counterparts, who have announced they will use their power against those who do not tow the line on climate change.

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Texas Judge Orders CPS to Read Constitution After Misleading Court

A Texas father fought back after Child Protective Services unlawfully removed his daughter and filed legal pleadings that were not supported by the evidence. The agency also went to court without giving the father notice of the removal hearing. A judge has ordered the agency to pay the father’s legal expenses and ordered CPS personnel to read the Constitution.

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Texas Supreme Court Justice: Same-Sex Spousal Employment Benefits Can Be Denied

A Texas Supreme Court Justice has issued a dissenting opinion stating that while the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples may marry, the U.S. Constitution does not necessarily require cities to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. While marriage may be a fundamental right, spousal benefits are not. He says that the same constitutional strict scrutiny does not apply to employment benefits.

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Texas AG, Cops Team Up With Truckers to Stop Human Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton met with a group of truckers who are committed to help spot and report human trafficking on our nation’s highways. Law enforcement professionals and truck drivers working together has proven to be an effective tool to stop the trafficking and abuse of many young girls in this country.