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AUSTIN, TX - JULY 10: Texas state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Arlington, speaks to a group of people waiting to testify against renewed efforts by Texas Republicans to pass voting restrictions as state lawmakers hold committee hearings on election integrity bills at the State Capitol on July 10, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Hundreds of people signed up to testify before lawmakers as Texas Republicans move forward with their effort to overhaul the state's voting laws during the 87th Legislature's special session. (Photo by Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images)
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News Pool)
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on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed an anti-critical race theory bill into law on Tuesday, and Texas become the latest red state to adopt legislation that bans certain topics on race and racism from being discussed in the classroom.

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on April 18, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News Pool)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 06:  on March 6, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, United States.
American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as seen flying and arriving early morning, on final approach landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Internation Airport AMS EHAM. The advanced modern wide-body B787 airplane has the registration N806AA and is powered by 2x GE jet engines. American is a US carrier based in Fort Worth in Texas, it is the largest airline in the world by fleet size and passengers carried, member of Oneworld aviation alliance.  The world aviation passenger traffic numbers fell because of the travel restrictions and the safety measures such as lockdowns, quarantine etc due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic that hit hard the aviation industry. Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 1, 2021 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto)
Secretary of State David Whitley, left, arrives for his confirmation hearing, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas, where he addressed the backlash surrounding Texas' efforts to find noncitizens on voter rolls. Whitley denies his office made mistakes over a list of 95,000 voters whose U.S. citizenship was called into question but included thousands of wrongly flagged names. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas Looks To Give Camera-Toting Poll Watchers Free Rein Of Election Sites
Republican bills moving through the legislature will invite “vigilante voter suppression activities” against people of color, critics say.
Enough Greenwashing: To Fix Climate, Big Finance And Gov’t Need To Get In The Game
A growing number of investors see carbon intensive industries as increasingly poor investments, a trend that could accelerate as the Biden administration puts government muscle behind our economy’s renewable revolution.
Texans Recovering From COVID-19 Needed Oxygen. Then the Power Went Out.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies in front of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices on July 29, 2015
CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO  - FEBRUARY 18: Ted Cruz checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash over his Mexican family vacation as his home state of Texas endured a Winter storm. The Republican politician came under fire after jetting to the warm holiday destination as hundreds of thousands of people in the lone star state suffered a loss of power. Reports stated that Cruz was due to catch a flight back to Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021 in Cancun, Quintana Roo. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)
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