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Ayan Mittra joined the Tribune after working more than 10 years at The Dallas Morning News. He spent his first seven years there as a copy editor. In 2008, he moved to the political desk, supervising the daily presentations and working with reporters in the field. He then worked as a night city editor, supervising the coverage of late-breaking news. He was also on the editing team for the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions. A native of Beaumont, Ayan graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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The Brief: Cruz Looks Ahead After New York Defeat

There was little suspense Tuesday when it came to New York’s Republican presidential primary. But while Donald Trump easily won his home state, GOP rival Ted Cruz was already looking to one of the campaign’s next big prizes.

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The Brief: The Cruz-Cornyn Relationship

While the relationship between U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn has been described by many observers as “disconnected,” their fates may be unexpectedly intertwined in 2016.

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