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Aneri Pattani is a summer 2016 reporting fellow at the Tribune. While she covers a variety of topics, one area of focus is women's health. She has previously worked as a metro reporter at The Boston Globe and a state desk reporter at The Hartford Courant. She will graduate from Northeastern University in May 2017.

Recent Contributions

An Independent in the Legislature? Not for Long.

Laura Thompson is the first independent to serve in the Texas Legislature in more than a half-century, even though she won't be there long. The last was Howard Green, the grandfather of actor Ethan Hawke.

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Bob Daemmrich

Paxton Says "Frivolous" Campus Carry Lawsuit Has No Merit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday called a lawsuit brought by three University of Texas at Austin professors against the state’s campus carry law “frivolous” and said the professors have no valid reasons for opposing guns on campus.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Texas AG Asked to Investigate Hill County Elections

The Texas Attorney General’s office has been asked to launch an investigation into allegations of voting misconduct in a county that included the hotly contested GOP primary challenge to state Rep. Byron Cook of Corsicana.

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Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

Texas Universities Turning to Online Counseling

The number of students seeking mental health counseling, usually for depression and anxiety, is surging at Texas universities. Three are trying a new online program designed to reach more students.

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Qiling Wang/The Texas Tribune

Vigil Honors Fallen Dallas Police

Law enforcement officials, legislators and citizens formed a sea of blue Thursday night at the state Capitol, raising blue glow sticks in the air during a vigil to honor the lives of the five police officers who were killed in Dallas one week ago.

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Carlo Allegri/REUTERS

Obama, Bush Call for Unity at Dallas Memorial

President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the best way to honor the lives of the officers is for Americans to put aside their differences and unite.

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Allison Shelley

Sharp Drop in Abortions Followed Restrictions

The number of drug-induced abortions in Texas plummeted in the first full year after the state's strict 2013 abortion law took effect, according to statistics released Thursday by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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