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Jennifer Whitney

Local Websites Join Protest Against Anti-Piracy Bills

Sites like Wikipedia, Google and Reddit aren't the only ones protesting federal anti-piracy legislation today. As Andy Uhler of KUT News reports, some Austin-based web companies have blacked out their content for the day, too.

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Illustration by Rackspace / Todd Wiseman

Lanham Napier: The TT Interview

The chief executive of the web hosting company Rackspace on why the tech industry is against the bills that federal lawmakers have filed to stop online piracy and other cyber crimes.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Ryan Murphy

Interactive: What's My District Now?

Pending any legal intervention, the three court-issued redistricting maps (House, Senate and Congress) and the State Board of Education map drawn up by the 82nd Legislature are now in effect. Use our interactive to see which district you live in now and who represents you.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Chris Chang

Judicial Cartography

A panel of federal judges in San Antonio proposed new redistricting maps for the Texas Senate and the Texas House late Thursday, asking for comments by noon on Friday. They're trying to finish maps before candidates start filing on November 28 — a date set by the court.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Bobby Fiend

Lawmakers Want Defense Technology on Border

With American troops leaving Iraq and an eventual withdrawal from Afghanistan expected, advocates for tighter border security hope to bring military technology — and soldiers' expertise — to the border.

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Jay Root

Updated: Perry Takes Aim at Congress, Courts

Gov. Rick Perry is proposing to bring a little Texas to Washington — with a “part-time citizen Congress” that doesn’t meet so often, and whose members earn only half of what they make now. Perry will also call for an end to lifetime appointments for federal judges, including members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Illustration by Spencer Selvidge / Ryan J. Reilly / Todd Wiseman

Updated: Cornyn Presses Holder on Alleged Texas Operation

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn confronted U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday about allegations of a Texas-based gun-walking operation similar to the controversial Fast and Furious operation in Arizona.

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