Migrants From Texas Arrive in New York, and Into a Political Feud

Gov. Greg Abbott chartered a bus to send a group of migrants to New York, where Mayor Eric Adams said asylum seekers were overwhelming the city’s homeless shelters.

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G.O.P. Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast

Thousands of migrants have been arriving on buses sent by the governors of Texas and Arizona. Many have ended up in homeless shelters and on the streets.

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These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling.

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Adams Blames Migrants for Shelter Woes. Critics Say That’s Too Simple.

There’s anecdotal evidence of an uptick in asylum seekers in New York City’s homeless shelter system, but advocates say it’s convenient to blame them.

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After Recent Turmoil, the Race for Texas Governor Is Tightening

A series of tragedies and challenges have soured the mood of Texans and made the governor’s race perhaps the most competitive since the 1990s.

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Newsom Wants Democrats to Fight Fire With Fire, Starting With a Gun Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is poised to sign legislation that would provide a minimum $10,000 award to residents who successfully sue makers of illegal guns.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Texas State Police to Return Migrants to Border

The order by Gov. Greg Abbott calls for the state authorities to take on an immigration role that is typically the purview of the federal government. It comes amid growing conservative pressure over unauthorized migration.

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Truck Carrying Dead Migrants Passed Through U.S. Checkpoint

Border Patrol officials say truck traffic is too voluminous to check every vehicle at the dozens of immigration checkpoints on roadways near the border.

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What Does It Mean When Greg Abbott Calls the Uvalde Gunman ‘Evil’?

Christian theology teaches that societies — not just individuals — bear responsibility for evil.

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For Beto O’Rourke, Talk of Gun Control Has Become Both a Political Risk and Reward

Mr. O’Rourke is returning to an issue that had haunted his campaign for Texas governor for months.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Is Leading Texas for Only a Sliver of Texans

What about the millions of us in the state who are not hard-right Republicans?

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Gov. Greg Abbott Has a Lot of Nerve

Republican leaders can’t be “livid” over massacres they’ve done nothing to prevent.

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President Biden mourned with families in Uvalde.

At a memorial in Texas, some spectators let it be known that in addition to empathy, they expected action.

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief

Guns are a central part of life in Uvalde, yet the deaths of 19 children and two teachers have opened rifts.

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Children called for help from inside classrooms in Uvalde. The police waited.

A new timeline from the state police raised questions about whether lives could have been saved with swift action.

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Abbott Drops Out of NRA Convention, but Trump, Cruz and Others to Speak

Gov. Greg Abbott canceled plans for an in-person appearance at the event, but former President Donald Trump was among those still scheduled to speak.

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For the N.R.A. and Trump, the Show Must Go On in Texas

In a sign that it’s never “too soon” to glorify guns, G.O.P. leaders are gathering in Texas to wallow in that orgy of gun fetishism known as the N.R.A.’s annual convention.

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Inside Operation Lone Star

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has spent billions of dollars and deployed thousands of security officers to try to harden the U.S.-Mexico border. What has he achieved?

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Top Texas Court Allows Abuse Inquiries of Parents of Transgender Children

But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas May Challenge Schooling of Migrant Children

Gov. Greg Abbott may target a 1982 Supreme Court ruling that requires schools to educate undocumented children. Some conservatives see an opening for a fresh look at old precedents.

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Abbott Threatens to Declare an ‘Invasion’ as Migrant Numbers Climb

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has pursued an expensive and unusual effort to harden the border. But after a year, there is little to show for it.

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G.O.P. Concocts New Threat: Vote Fraud by Undocumented Immigrants

Far from the U.S.-Mexico border, Ohio’s Senate primary shows how the Republican obsession with the fiction of a stolen election has spawned a new cause for fear of illegal immigration.

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G.O.P. Concocts New Threat: Voter Fraud by Undocumented Immigrants

Far from the U.S.-Mexico border, Ohio’s Senate primary shows how the Republican obsession with the fiction of a stolen election has spawned a new cause for fear of illegal immigration.

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Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet

The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.

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Crime Stoppers of Houston Takes a Partisan Turn

Crime Stoppers of Houston built its reputation on a successful tip line. Then it decided to take on Democratic judges.

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When Texas Went After Transgender Care, Part 2

The story of a custody battle that helped raise the political storm in Texas.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Repeals Immigration Order

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would reissue the policy, under which all commercial vehicles arriving at the border were inspected, if illegal crossings into Texas increased.

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Texas Governor Offers Deal to End Snarled Traffic at Border

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state police would no longer inspect all trucks coming from one Mexican state after officials there agreed to increase border security.

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As Texas Snarls Traffic at Border, Mexican Truckers Form Blockade

New safety inspections are part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to crack down on border smuggling. But industry groups say it is stifling trade.

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Texas Governor Targets Migrants in Anticipation of Influx at Border

The end of a pandemic-related federal policy is expected to lead to a surge in immigration. Gov. Greg Abbott said he would send migrants who volunteered to the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

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Transgender Youths Become a Political Issue in Texas

The transgender youth controversy in Texas; the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida; U.S. policy and North Korea.

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13-Year-Old Boy Drove Truck That Hit Van in Texas, Killing 9, Officials Say

The fiery crash killed a golf coach and six of his players, along with the boy and a man who was traveling with him.

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Texas Child Abuse Investigators Told to Make Transgender Cases a Priority

In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.

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How Medical Care for Transgender Youth Became ‘Child Abuse’ in Texas

A custody battle in the Dallas suburbs amplified a growing conservative cause and helped fuel a move to treat transgender medicine as abuse.

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Businesses Assail Texas Move to Classify Care for Trans Teens as ‘Child Abuse’

A new ad signed by dozens of big companies warns, “Discrimination is bad for business.”

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Texas Court Halts Investigation of Parents Over Care for Transgender Youth

One family was affected by the decision, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate certain medically accepted treatments as child abuse is still in place.

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Different Views of Biden’s State of the Union Address

Contrasting reactions to the president’s remarks about Ukraine. Also: Russians and Russian Americans; the Swiss freeze of Russian assets; transgender kids.

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Some Takeaways From Texas’s 2022 Primary Elections

Republicans’ turnout swamped Democrats’, while progressives claimed wins in the first elections of the 2022 midterms.

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Texas Investigating Over Medical Treatments for Trans Youth, Lawsuit Says

The investigations by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services started last week with an employee of the agency, according to the suit, after Gov. Greg Abbott called for such inquiries.

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Primary Day in Texas Will Offer Preview of Midterm Battles Ahead

Texas is holding the first primary election of 2022 on Tuesday. Some of the dynamics at play include the intensity of Donald Trump’s continued hold on the Republican electorate.

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Gov. Abbott Pushes to Investigate Treatments for Trans Youth as ‘Child Abuse’

While it’s unclear whether the order could be enforced, medical providers and child welfare advocates condemned the move as dangerous.

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Texas Voting Law Leads to Jump in Absentee Ballot Rejections

Texas Republicans said the state’s new voting law would make it “easy to vote, hard to cheat.” County election officials say it’s sowing confusion ahead of next month’s primaries.

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In Texas Governor’s Race, Beto O’Rourke Haunted by 2020 Campaign

Mr. O’Rourke’s remarks during his 2020 presidential campaign shadow him in the Texas governor’s race, complicating his attempt to pull off a Democratic upset.

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Guns, Germs, Bitcoin and the Antisocial Right

The push to make Americans’ lives nasty, brutish and short.

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How Businesses in Texas and Florida Wrestle With States’ Vaccine Backlash

With the Biden administration’s attempt to impose a national standard blocked, companies must navigate a thicket of local rules as they try to return employees to the workplace.

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Trump’s Grip on G.O.P. Faces New Strains

Shifts in polls of Republicans, disagreements on endorsements and jeers over vaccines hint at daylight between the former president and the right-wing movement he spawned.

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Cases Dismissed, Judges Replaced: Texas Struggles to Prosecute Migrants

More than 2,500 migrants have been arrested on trespassing charges under a program created last year by Gov. Greg Abbott. About 900 are still being held in state prisons.

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National Guard Soldiers at Texas Border Describe Hapless Mission

Gov. Greg Abbott deployed thousands of Texas National Guard members to the Texas-Mexico border. But soldiers complain of difficulties and a seemingly rudderless mission.

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The Viral Lies About Covid That Keep Killing Us

Why 2021 wasn’t the year we beat the pandemic.

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