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July 11, 2016

Texas Standard: July 11, 2016

By: Laura Rice

Promoting unity in Dallas and action in Washington. Efforts to enact change after last week’s shooting, we’ll explore. Also: A new precedent. A criminal justice expert on the Dallas Police Department’s use of a robot with a bomb to eliminate the shooting suspect. Plus: Little Saigon. Why a Houston city council member’s plan to re-name part of a neighborhood is a little more divisive than expected. The Giant Still Sleeps… a film series looking at political trends… including why Texas Latinos aren’t going to the polls. Plus… The debate over handing out diplomas to Texas students who haven’t passed big tests. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:


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Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett pledges full support for VP Harris

U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Dallas has thoughts for fellow Democrats who haven’t been quick to support Vice President Kamala Harris. Prison farm labor isn’t just part of Texas history; it’s a reality today. An investigation into the practices and what we don’t know about what goes on in the fields. A mammoth find for […]

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July 22, 2024

What’s next after Biden exits presidential race?

President Biden’s decision yesterday to drop his campaign for re-election and to endorse Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee follows weeks of mounting pressure from members of his own party. But it was a Texan who was the first Democrat on Capitol Hill to call for Biden to step aside. We’ll talk with […]

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July 19, 2024

Massive disruption worldwide blamed on latest Microsoft update from Austin-based CrowdStrike

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July 18, 2024

After switching party affiliation, Dallas mayor Eric Johnson speaks at RNC

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July 17, 2024

Folks cut off from a public Texas waterway take their case to court

At the Republican National Convention, speakers including Sen. Ted Cruz make claims about immigration and crime they hope will resonate at the polls in November. The Texas Newsroom’s Julián Aguilar has details.Some in Congress want to create a new military branch, one without a physical domain, to specialize in cyber warfare.The Standard’s Michael Marks has […]

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July 15, 2024

After attempted Trump assassination, a look at politically motivated violence in the US

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