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Health care providers, reproductive rights activists and anti-abortion groups attended a hearing on a proposed state rule that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.
Health care providers, reproductive rights activists and anti-abortion groups attended a hearing on a proposed state rule that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

The Brief: Texas Won't Budge on Fetus Burial Rule

Texas won’t budge on a proposed rule that requires the cremation or burial of fetal remains — even in instances of miscarriages — overruling objections from the medical community, reproductive rights advocates and funeral directors.

Screenshot from Department of Public Safety dash cam video shows Sandra Bland as she exits her car after DPS officer Brian Encinia has drawn his taser on July 10, 2015.
Screenshot from Department of Public Safety dash cam video shows Sandra Bland as she exits her car after DPS officer Brian Encinia has drawn his taser on July 10, 2015.

The Brief: Sandra Bland's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit

The family of Sandra Bland has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.9 million and the promise of “several changes” to jail procedures, the family’s lawyer said Thursday.

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.

The Brief: UT Athletes Asked to Stand for National Anthem

University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven hopes his athletes don’t get any ideas from the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who remained seated or took a knee during the National Anthem.