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Feds say Texas discriminated against communities of color when it denied Houston flood aid

Land Commissioner George P. Bush is in the middle of a fierce runoff in the Republican primary for Texas attorney general against incumbent Ken Paxton. During the race, several of Bush’s opponents have criticized his office’s work in distributing Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

Jeremy Boutor carries personal items from his home on an air mattress in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway in Houston on Aug. 30, 2017. The streets were flooded by waters released from the Addicks Reservoir and from Hurricane Harvey.

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