Texas

Shooting at school in Uvalde, TX the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history

An elementary school in Uvalde, Texas is now the scene of the second deadliest school shooting in our nation’s history. 19 children and two teachers were killed. A state public safety official now says all those killed were in one classroom. We’re learning more now about those victims, mostly third and fourth graders, senselessly gunned down just two days before the end of the school year.

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state’s new abortion law

By Michael Balsamo and Paul Weber

The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, “to enjoin its enforcement, and to protect the rights that Texas has violated.”