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Native Americans decry unmarked graves, untold history of boarding schools

Jun 22 2021

(Reuters) -Clarence Smith was fresh off a 24-hour bus trip from his Blackfeet reservation in Montana to the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota in the late 1980s, where he was sent by his family in the hope he would receive a better education.

U.S. to investigate former Indian boarding schools, find any remains

Jun 22 2021

The U.S. government will investigate the dark history of Indian boarding schools, and work to find the remains of children who died in them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Tuesday.

Native Americans decry unmarked graves, untold history of boarding schools

Jun 22 2021

June 22 Clarence Smith was fresh off a 24-hour bus trip from his Blackfeet reservation in Montana to the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota in the late 1980s, where he was sent by his family in the hope he would receive a better education.

Texas governor signs bill allowing concealed handguns without permit

Jun 17 2021

LUBBOCK, Texas The governor of Texas has signed into law a bill allowing people to carry concealed handguns without any permit, joining 20 other states that already have such measures.

Conservative firebrand West resigns as Texas Republican leader

Jun 04 2021

LUBBOCK, Texas Allen West, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas and a conservative firebrand, said on Friday he was resigning after less than a year on the job.

Vote on Texas bill to make voting tougher blocked by no quorum

May 31 2021

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) -Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives boycotted a legislative session late Sunday, blocking a vote on an election reform bill critics say would make it harder for Blacks and Hispanics to vote. | Video

Texans can carry concealed handguns without permit under bill headed to governor

May 24 2021

LUBBOCK, Texas A bill that would let Texans carry concealed handguns without any permit passed the state's legislature on Monday and headed to the desk of the governor who has promised to sign it.

Protest and reflection: A year after the death of George Floyd

May 24 2021

Bettye and Robert Freeman were sitting in their Boston living room when they heard the clamor on the street outside. | Video

Planned Parenthood sues Texas city over abortion ban

May 18 2021

LUBBOCK, Texas Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has filed a lawsuit against the city of Lubbock over an abortion ban voters approved earlier this month.

Go maskless? Some Americans skeptical of new guidelines, others say it's high time

May 15 2021

WASHINGTON/LUBBOCK, Texas New U.S. guidance allowing people to go without masks in most places provided one more topic of disagreement among Americans who have found little common ground throughout the pandemic. | Video

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