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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Poll: Few Texans would keep marijuana illegal

Most Texans would support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and close to a majority would support legalization for any use, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

More border apprehensions, but spotlight shifts from Mexico

The number of immigrants apprehended while attempting to cross the United States' southern border rose last year, but most of the increase can be attributed to immigrants coming from countries other than Mexico.

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

In third statewide bid, Friedman hopes to win with weed

The noted singer, humorist, novelist and hawker of tequila has tried multiple times to add “elected official” to his résumé. His celebrity status and unique charm have not translated into success at the ballot box. In his...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Policy shift in Mexico seen as push for soveriegnty

Security initiatives recently announced by the Mexican government suggest that the country may move to reaffirm its sovereignty and focus less on the interests of the U.S. and other foreign countries, a former assistant special agent at...