This Texas college professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

On Wednesday, University of Texas at San Antonio president sent a letter to students saying school administrators are conducting two investigations into the incident.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: This former NFL player got elected to Congress

Plus, another former player gets dragged on Twitter for dissing national anthem kneeler Eric Reid.

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ examines the impact of Jordan Edwards’ murder on his high school football team

“There’s nothing in the head coach’s manual that tells you how to handle these situations.”

Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz debate gets testy as challenger goes on attack

O'Rourke was quick to criticize Ted Cruz during Tuesday's debate, which further highlighted the two candidate's opposing political views.

Beto O’Rourke champions racial justice on path to become first Democrat to win Texas in 24 years

If nothing about the recent killings of unarmed black men disturbs you, O'Rourke told 'Mic,' "then something’s wrong with your leadership and representation."

Beto O’Rourke blows past records with massive fundraising haul

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee facing GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, raised a massive $38.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 — a fundraising haul bigger than most presidential candidates.

Ted Cruz slightly leading Beto O’Rourke in Texas Senate race, polls show

In order to flip the state blue for the first time since 1994, O’Rourke will need to outmaneuver Cruz, a trusted and stalwart figure in Texas politics, by mobilizing the young and Latino voters.

Migrant children are being moved from shelters and foster homes to a Texas tent city

More than 1,600 children have been relocated to the tent city so far, which is far less regulated than other immigration shelters.

Ted Cruz’s latest attack on Beto O’Rourke is little more than a racist dog whistle

This isn’t the first time Cruz has attempted to push the narrative that his opponent his “anti-police.”

Ted Cruz has a history of using food to scare people into voting for him

At a recent campaign event, Cruz said, "If Texas elects a Democrat, they're going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas."

The region of Texas already living in a post-‘Roe v. Wade’ world

"In the Rio Grande, even before someone realizes they need abortion care, there are so many systems at play working against them.”

Ted Cruz’s Texas Senate campaign is sending out mailers to voters disguised as court summonses

This isn’t the first time tricky mailers have landed a Cruz campaign in hot water.

Houston has no defining culinary identity — and that’s why its food is so incredibly good

Is it pho? Tex-mex? Barbecue? Houston's food evangelists could spend all day debating what defines the city's food.

Dallas officer fatally shoots Botham Shem Jean after mistaking his home for her own

"There is no evidence at this time to suggest that he was armed," Dallas police spokeswoman Debra Webb said in an email.
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Texas fetal burial law gets struck down, could head to the Supreme Court — and Brett Kavanaugh

Texas vowed to appeal the ruling, which means it could ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court — and potential justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The next Affordable Care Act showdown between Democrat and GOP-led states has begun

The ACA lawsuit could affect the November midterms, Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation — and millions of Americans' health care.

Roy Oliver found guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old honor roll student, was fatally shot in April 2017.

Court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA — but new legal challenge looms

A judge struck down the Trump administration's defense of DACA's repeal Friday — but a new legal challenge could still put the program's future in doubt.

This week in food and travel: Disney will ban single-use plastic straws and stirrers

Disney announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws and stirrers at its properties, and other restaurant, travel and food news from the week.

Best Places to Travel: Where chef Kristen Kish eats, drinks and sleeps in Austin, Texas

We spoke to 'Top Chef' winner Kristen Kish about her favorite places in Austin, where she has just opened a new restaurant.

Meet Rakem Balogun, the Texas man whose support for a cop killer made him an FBI target

In the debut episode of Mic Dispatch, Texas-based community organizer Rakem Balogun explains how Facebook posts about the 2016 Dallas police ambush led to his five-month imprisonment.

Feminist brand Wildfang puts its own spin on Melania Trump’s jacket with an “I really care” line

And 100% of proceeds go to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Lawsuits allege widespread abuse at immigrant detention centers where minors are being held

Two lawsuits allege that some of the detention facilities where immigrant children are being held have a history of abusing the minors in their custody.
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Texas abortion providers challenge restrictive state laws in new lawsuit

Following a 2016 Supreme Court win, Texas abortion providers are now taking aim at dozens of the state's "medically unnecessary" laws.

At the world’s first fully accessible water park, every guest can swing, splash and play in sand

Morgan’s Inspiration Island admits anyone with a disability free of charge.

A fresh round of wins for women candidates? What to watch for in Tuesday’s primaries

Tuesday marks yet another primary night in midterm election season, and yet another night where women candidates are poised to become the Democratic nominees in key contests across the country.

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The rush is on to declare the alleged Texas shooter a left-wing or right-wing terrorist

The rush to declare Dimitrios Pagourtzis a politically motivated terrorist is creating a cloud of misinformation.

Houston police are investigating alleged abduction of black teen by group of white men

Zavion Parker escaped by running away from the alleged captors.

A new 7-state lawsuit seeking to end DACA could force a Supreme Court decision

While court rulings have kept DACA going so far, a new lawsuit could complicate the program's fate.
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How the teachers strikes are spurring political action ahead of the November midterms

Teachers nationwide are taking political action amid the ongoing teacher strikes.