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DOJ to Monitor Polls in 19 States to Prevent Voter ‘Fraud’

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that personnel from their Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws” at polling places in 35 jurisdictions across 19 states to ensure the integrity of the midterm elections against “fraud,” said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Texas Democratic Party Leader Funded ‘Voter Fraud Ring,’ Says AG

A North Texas woman recently indicted as part of a “voter fraud ring” paid the others involved in the scheme with funds provided by a Democratic Party leader, say court documents filed by the Office of Attorney General Ken Paxton this week.

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At Least 1,400 Noncitizens Registered to Vote in Detroit Area, Says Report

At least 1,400 noncitizens, who registered to vote in the Detroit metropolitan area, were removed from the voter rolls since 2011, according to a new report that also reveals concerns over voter duplications and registrants with implausible dates of birth, some dating back to the 1800s.

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University of Texas Re-Brands ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Program After Blowback

The University of Texas at Austin says the program they halted last spring following criticism it treated masculinity as toxic and as a “mental health issue” is back, re-branded, and determined to uphold its original intent to “engage men in discussions about masculinity as one tool to prevent violence.”

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Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom.

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Texas Border School Erupts over Alleged Sexual Assault of 5-Year-Old

Emotions ran high this week at a South Texas border school district where parents protested in response to a viral social media post that accused administrators of bungling the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl by a 14-year-old boy during the last school year.

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Texas Mother Pleads Guilty to Leaving Babies in Hot SUV for 10 Hours

A Central Texas mother pleaded guilty Monday to four felony charges in connection with the deaths of her two infant daughters. Last year, she was accused and then indicted by a grand jury after leaving the babies in a hot SUV for more than 10 hours.

MENTONE, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Workers with Apache Corp. are viewed at the Patterson 298 natural gas fueled drilling rig on land in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. The rig, which is only 21 days old, is the first drilling rig in Texas that is …

Texas Boasts 26 Consecutive Months of Job Growth

The Texas economy continued to add new jobs to payrolls across the state in August. This marks 26 consecutive months of employment gains, according to the latest figures released by the state.