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A child walks in a United Nations refugee camp in Turkey where thousands of Syrian refugees reside.
A child walks in a United Nations refugee camp in Turkey where thousands of Syrian refugees reside.

Texas Officially Withdraws from Refugee Resettlement Program

Texas has officially withdrawn from the nation’s refugee resettlement program, according to Gov. Greg Abbott's office. But that won't stop the federal government from continuing to help refugees relocate here.

Analysis: Texas Candidates’ Departures Can Hinder Their Returns

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

The end of one political race is often the beginning of the next one. As former Gov. Rick Perry learned, an "oops" moment in one contest can color voter opinion in the next one. That ought to worry U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

New in TribTalk: The Next Abortion Battlefront

A sign outside the Whole Woman's Health clinic in northeast Austin on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down potions of HB 2 restricting access to abortion providers in Texas.
A sign outside the Whole Woman's Health clinic in northeast Austin on June 27, 2016 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down potions of HB 2 restricting access to abortion providers in Texas.

While HB 2 is gone, one of the harshest barriers to abortion access for Texans — the Hyde Amendment — remains, write Amanda Williams and Laila Khalili of the Lilith Fund.

With Lawsuit, Paxton Joins Cruz Fight Over Internet "Giveaway"

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton holds a press conference on June 9, 2016 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss the filing of a lawsuit against the state of Delaware

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is jumping into Ted Cruz's fight to stop what the U.S. senator calls President Barack Obama's illegal Internet "giveaway." 

New in Trib+Edu: Teaching Elections in a Tough Year

In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: A divisive political climate complicates efforts to teach about the elections, an Alabama school requires a background check before having lunch with a child and an interview with Anthony Brown and Louis Harrison of the University of Texas at Austin.