Politics

Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

After the Santa Fe shooting, a lawsuit aims to “effect change.” Can civil cases do what legislation hasn't?

The lawsuit filed against the Santa Fe shooting suspect's parents aims to hold gun owners responsible for the way they store their firearms around their troubled children. Experts say it fits into a nationwide pattern of gun liability cases that aspire to keep gun owners and manufacturers accountable through fear of high-cost lawsuits.

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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

Apprehensions at Texas-Mexico border spiked in May

The number of family units who were apprehended or turned themselves in to border agents on the southwest border during the current fiscal year dipped slightly. But the number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border last month increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017.

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