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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.
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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

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William McRaven asks Trump to revoke his security clearance

8/17/2018
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In a strongly worded letter, McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, asked President Donald Trump to revoke his security clearance so he could be included on "the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency." www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:09

Texas school districts get first-ever letter grades

8/16/2018
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For the first time Wednesday, Texas school districts received official ratings that show their performance on a scale from A through F, perpetuating a debate on whether the new system is more accessible for parents. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:58

Thousands of migrant kids remain in Texas shelters

8/15/2018
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Even as federal officials were supposed to reunite separated immigrant children with their parents, the number of children in Texas' privately run shelters fell by only 88 between July 13 and Aug. 7. The Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” policy, but new data shows the number of children held in privately run shelters in Texas remains higher than normal, and has fallen by less than 2 percent in the past month....

Duration:00:02:47

O’Rourke to run ads using money raised off Cruz’s attack ads

8/14/2018
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Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, announced Monday he will start airing TV ads in his race against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:44

Trump administration lays out plan to reunite kids with deported parents

8/13/2018
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The plan places a heavy burden on the American Civil Liberties Union, the advocacy group that successfully took the government to court this year to order the reunifications. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:05

"It's humiliating": Released immigrants describe life with ankle monitors

8/10/2018
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The Trump administration has promised to phase out the Obama-era immigration program. But the president himself has also expressed sympathy for "Dreamers." www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:11

Judge hears Texas' challenge to DACA in Houston

8/9/2018
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There were more than 100,000 pending U.S. citizenship applications in Texas at the end of March, opponents of the state’s voter ID law say the years-long case is settled, and education officials are set to release the first official grades for school districts next week. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:06

Texas suing to end Obamacare under Trump has its advantages

8/8/2018
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Texas has sued to end Obama's landmark health care law before. But this time, it has support from the Trump administration, changes to the tax code and a potentially sympathetic judge. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:41

Trump appears to return to “catch and release” immigration policy

8/7/2018
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A head-spinning sequence of events appears to have put the Trump administration right where it started: running a "catch-and-release" immigration system in which families crossing the border illegally stay in the country as the government processes their asylum claims. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:43

As O’Rourke gains momentum Cruz sounds the alarm

8/6/2018
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hit the campaign trail Saturday with amped-up warnings that his re-election is anything but a sure thing in November. The incumbent's comments came a day after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott brushed off assertions of a "blue wave." www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:59

Mother of American kids locked up in Texas

8/3/2018
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A mother of three U.S. citizens says she believed all her life she was an American. But after she helped put away a relative who sexually abused her child, her life unraveled. She's languishing in immigration detention. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:33

Beto O'Rourke closing in on U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, new poll says

8/2/2018
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A poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday gives U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz a 6-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:28

Government ordered to reunite deported parents with their kids

8/1/2018
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Some 400 parents were sent back to their native countries without their children. As an official with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, put it, “we don’t keep track of individuals once they’ve been deported to foreign countries.” www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:45

Beloved state park could close if Trump builds border wall

7/31/2018
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has warned U.S. Border Patrol that it could be forced to shutter a beloved state park on the southern tip of the state if President Donald Trump builds his border wall through it as proposed. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:09

O'Rourke agrees to debate Cruz five times

7/30/2018
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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is accepting a proposal by GOP incumbent Ted Cruz to debate five times over the next three months, though O'Rourke would like to add a sixth debate in El Paso.

Duration:00:02:32

Feds allege more than 100 migrant parents waived reunification rights

7/27/2018
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The government says about 120 migrant parents chose not to be reunited with their children by Thursday's deadline. Lawyers who interviewed these migrants say they're on that list by mistake or worse. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:50

As reunification deadline arrives, hundreds of migrant parents' whereabouts unknown

7/26/2018
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A federal judge has ordered immigration officials to reunite all migrant children 5 and older with their parents by Thursday — but officials' own data shows that will be near impossible. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:54

Chaos at Port Isabel: Kids held overnight and parents in limbo

7/25/2018
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The government’s primary “reunification and removal” site also went on lockdown for several hours Sunday after losing track of a male migrant, according to two lawyers and a Salvadoran woman released from the facility Monday. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:28

Government unlikely to meet Thursday deadline to reunify all migrant families

7/24/2018
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A federal judge has ordered immigration officials to reunite all migrant children under 5 with their parents by Thursday — but officials' own data shows that will be near impossible. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:01

Migrant parents held in Texas facility await reunification in seclusion

7/23/2018
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On the brink of being released from detention and reunited with children separated from them sometimes months ago, migrant parents are held at a South Texas facility in a sort of limbo — not free to leave, but without access to phones or commissary accounts that regular detainees get. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:08