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Khorri Atkinson is a reporting fellow and a Chips Quinn Scholar at the Texas Tribune. He is a master’s student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and has previously worked at MSNBC.com as a digital intern, where he wrote about national politics and the 2016 presidential election. He is a former board member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Recent Contributions

Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune

Cornyn Asks DOJ for Answers into Clinton Foundation Probe

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is seeking answers from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch over potential links between the Clinton Foundation and the U.S. State Department when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

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City of Austin website

Austin Scrambles with Fallout of Closed DNA Lab

More than a month after the Austin Police Department was forced to abruptly shut down its DNA testing lab, it remains unclear whether any criminal convictions will be thrown out because of improper testing.

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Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

Austin Black Lives Matter: "We Will Move Forward"

Criticized anew after the shooting of police officers in Dallas, the Austin chapter of Black Lives Matter is determined to continue its push to become a legitimate political influence in the Capitol.

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Thomas Bougher

Rate of Texas Prison Spending Growth Outpaces Schools

Over three decades, the amount of money Texas spends on jails and prisons has grown at a much faster rate than what it spends on public schools, a new federal study finds, but schools still receive significantly more money.

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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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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Randall Pugh

Black Gun Owners in Texas Decry Racial Bias

When police mistakenly identified a peaceful protester who was legally, openly carrying a weapon as a suspect in the Dallas attacks, it sparked outrage among black gun owners who say they're discriminated against for exercising their Second Amendment right.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Paxton Drops Challenge as Exxon Mobil Probe Shifts

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his Alabama counterpart have dropped their legal bid to squelch a U.S. Virgin Islands investigation of Exxon Mobil after the U.S. territory agreed to with draw a subpoena for company documents.

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Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune

Feds to Fund College Courses for Thousands of Texas Inmates

More than 2,500 Texas inmates will participate in a national experiment starting next month so that the federal government can study whether reinstating Pell Grants for prisoners might boost their chances of finding employment.

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