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There is an ongoing, emotionally charged debate about if and how the U.S. government should make economic amends to black American descendants of slaves, both for slavery itself and other government-sanctioned racial injustices. 


The Electoral College has the ultimate decision-making power when choosing the next president and members are supposed to -- and in some states required to -- vote for the winner of their state's popular vote. But since the country's founding, more than 180 so-called "faithless electors" have bucked the system and instead used their own discretion to select a candidate.


Hazing culture is pervasive and heavily intertwined in sports and student organizations at both the high school and collegiate levels. At least one hazing-related death has been reported in American schools every year since 1959


The price and availability of quality child care is a problem for families across the U.S., and disproportionately affects low-income and single-parent households. Families who make less than $1,500 a month spend around 40% of their income on child care.


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The Trump administration issued an executive order in September that required organizations that help resettle refugees in the U.S. to get permission from states and local governments to do so within their boundaries.


Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disability around the world. Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome every year in the U.S., but much about the disorder is still unknown or misunderstood.


Across the U.S., including in Texas, there are simply not enough nurses. Demand for all types will likely exceed Texas' healthcare workforce supply by the end of the decade, with a labor deficit of 59,970 Registered Nurses alone.


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On this year-in-review episode, David Martin Davies talks with Texas Public Radio reporters about the top stories they covered in 2019.

Mexico and Canada are Texas’ biggest trading partners, accounting for $230 billion in 2018. After more than a year of talks, a new trade deal between the two countries and the United States could soon go into effect, pending Senate approval.


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Ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census, a new state-wide collaborative aims to engage community partners to reach Texans that have been traditionally undercounted, including the 25% who live in hard-to-count areas.


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