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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces that a plot was foiled involving men allegedly linked to the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and to bomb the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting Rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.

07/25/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Targets Texas Voting Rights, Texas AG Strikes Back

The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action.

CBS 11–07/25/2013

Paula Deen apology

Food Network Won’t Renew Paula Deen’s Contract

Paula Deen issued a video apology on Friday, days after it was revealed that she admitted using racial slurs in the past. But the Food Network said it won’t renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of the month.

06/21/2013

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State Senate Debates Redistricting, Minorities Pan Maps

Advocates for minorities in Texas blasted the process by which the state is considering new political maps, complaining on Thursday that lawmakers are not giving poor people outside of Austin the chance to testify and the versions under consideration would discriminate against minorities.

05/30/2013

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Senators Consider Homosexual Discrimination Bill

Texas senators have begun considering a bill that would ban discrimination against homosexuals and transgender people in the workplace.

04/03/2013

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Is It Feasible For Female Texas Professionals To ‘Lean In’?

The so-called work-life balance for women has become a hot topic of debate since Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg published her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

People stand in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Challenge

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

02/27/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Considering Easing No-Gays Policy

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.

01/28/2013

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UPS Ends Grants To Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

CBS 11–11/12/2012

A police officer displays his badge. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Fired Black Police Chief Sues City Of Jasper

The first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a 1998 hate crime dragging death has sued over his firing.

10/17/2012

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Group Sues Over Texas Voting Map

A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities.

09/07/2012

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