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When your president wants to cut funding to science then you have this shit that tells you how much we NEED science!

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Texas family broadcasts ICE arrest on Facebook: “You Trump supporters happy?”

  • On Tuesday, Texas resident Robert Espino broadcast on Facebook as U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, together with the DeSoto Police Department, arrested his brother and his brother-in-law.
  • Mundo Hispánico identified the two people arrested as Eduardo Díaz and Marín Márquez.
  • “My brother and brother-in-law were cuffed and taken away from their families,” Espino wrote. "They are not drug dealers, rapists, thieves, not even a traffic ticket. They leave behind wives, sons and daughters. This [is] what Donald J. Trump supporters wanted — to see families torn apart because of where you’re born.“ Read more.
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Along a barren dirt road, Border Patrol agents spot a mother and son, carrying nothing as they walk along the river’s edge. The sun beats down on them as the patrol car pulls up.

“Where are you from?” Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro asks the mother. “How much did you pay to get here?”

Recent statistics from the Department of Homeland Security show “an unprecedented decline” in the numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. It announced a 40 percent drop from January to February, and credited the Trump administration’s tough actions on immigration as the cause.

But in this corner of south Texas, every day still sees migrants trying to make it to the United States.

On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

Photos by Ravenna Koenig and Samantha Balaban/NPR and John Moore/Getty Images

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Texas mosque up in flames only hours after Trump’s Muslim ban

  • The Islamic Center of Victoria in Victoria, Texas, erupted in flames after midnight on Saturday, destroying the edifice while congregants watched curbside.
  • Members of the congregation approached the mosque early in the morning for the first prayer of the day and discovered the destroyed mosque. 

According to Shahid Hashmi, president of the center said the congregation wants to rebuild as soon as possible. Read more.

President John F Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally, and First Lady of Texas Nellie Brill Connally riding through Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 before President John F Kennedy was assassinated.  

Jackie Kennedy opening the door to the vehicle holding the casket of President Kennedy after his assassination in Dallas, Texas. The President’s brother, Robert F Kennedy, can be seen next to Mrs Kennedy after she deplaned Air Force One in Washington DC. November 22, 1963.

Here’s how a gay student body president at Texas A&M is taking on the US energy secretary, Rick Perry

  • A student body president at Texas A&M is fighting back against U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
  • The former governor of Texas waded into student politics at his alma mater, Texas A&M University on March 22 with an op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle. In it, Perry argued that the election of gay junior economics major Bobby Brooks, who didn’t win the popular vote for student body president, made “a mockery of due process and transparency.”
  • A cabinet-level Trump administration official’s involvement in a local student political matter drew a national spotlight to the race. Read more. (3/29/2017 1:08 PM)