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Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich, hardship for elderly and poor

Senate Republicans’ new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. It uses a budget gimmick to comply with Senate rules against adding to the federal government’s ...

Census Bureau: US growing more diverse

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse; a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported June 22.

Politics: CBC turns down Trump’s invitation

The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him they believe their concerns are falling on “deaf ears” at the White House and his policies are devastating to the millions of Americans in ...

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A Texas police officer charged with murder in May in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards may be facing two aggravated assault charges in an unrelated incident.

... No Peace: Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit – and possibly a weapon – on him.

Mayor’s National Climate Agreement: Dallas joins coalition to uphold Paris Agreement

Two months ago, Dallas held what was considered the nation’s largest Earth Day celebration, attracting 100,000 attendees, as stated on the organization’s website. Yet by the start of June, the president of the United States cancelled its participation in the ...

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The Texas Legislative Black Caucus will host a town hall meeting June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the 85th Texas Legislative Session and upcoming special session at the University of North Texas-Dallas in Founder’s Hall, located ...

Journal criticized for not consulting African American scholars on race

A leading journal of political philosophy took up the Black Lives Matter movement in its June issue without a single contribution from a Black academic, triggering an outcry from African American scholars.

Anti-cyberbullying legislation protects minors

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179 into law. This legislation, commonly known as David’s Law, is named in honor of 16-year-old who took his own life after extensive cyber-assisted bullying in January 2016.

Brighter Bites offers summer meals to children

More than 400,000 children in North Texas are considered “food insecure,” living in food deserts, and summer can be the most difficult time for these children who often rely on school-sponsored meal programs to eat.

Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending

Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst of overdue budget-related work this summer.

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The Summer Food Service Program brings free meals to children and youth 18 years and younger at participating sites throughout Dallas.

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

As the Texas legislative session came to a close as of Monday’s final adjournment, lawmakers worked to resolve lingering issues. The following is a look at how the laws will affect education, voting, the justice system and air space.

Monday Night Politics presents candidates for the runoff election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, was held May 22 at the African American Museum in Fair Park for the June 10 runoff elections. Candidates seeking the seats for Dallas City Council District 7 and ...

Advocates oppose Trump’s budget

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to Black Americans during his campaign, “What the hell do you have to lose?”