Gilad Edelman Gilad Edelman will graduate from Yale Law School in 2015, though he has no immediate plans to practice law. He previously interned at the New Haven Independent.

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Alexander Gref

Feds Won't Watch Out for Blind Spider

A tiny, blind spider that lives in an Austin-area cave called Pickle Pit just got some bad news. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Warton's cave meshweaver is not eligible for endangered species protection.

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In a new online ad, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, accuses his opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, of flip-flopping on supporting the death penalty. 

New Abbott Ad Accuses Davis of Death Penalty Flip-Flop

In a new online ad, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, accuses his opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, of flip-flopping on supporting the death penalty. 

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The Texas payday loan industry drew mockery on national television on Sunday night, as HBO comedian John Oliver singled out state lawmakers for fighting against reforms while being heavily invested in the industry.

HBO Host Mocks Texas Lawmakers For Defending Payday Loans

The Texas payday loan industry drew mockery on national television on Sunday night, as HBO comedian John Oliver singled out state lawmakers for fighting against reforms while being heavily invested in the industry.

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Callie Richmond

A New Test for Texas' Abortion Restrictions

The latest legal challenge to Texas’ sweeping abortion measures went to trial in a federal courthouse in Austin last week, as federal judges around the country grapple with the question of how far states can go in regulating abortion — a question likely to end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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