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The chief of a domestic violence unit joined reporters from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News to share insights for covering this urgent story right now.
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In communities of color, issues of mental health and suicide often don’t receive the attention they need. That's especially true of young black and Latino men in Texas.
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A look at how the country’s two biggest states have insured their kids helps explain why nearly 4 million American children remain without health coverage.
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It wasn’t yet Christmas morning, but it may as well have been for Cindy Barrientes and her children. More than 10 people stood outside, bearing dozens of presents, new mattresses, household supplies and food for their family.
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How Waco is working together to improve families' education, finances and health.
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Recovery in rural areas and small towns like Tivoli, Bayside and Austwell is vastly different from cities like Houston, where public and private funding flooded the city as quickly as Harvey’s rains did.
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In Victoria, Texas, families with limited budgets face harsh realities, with exploitative landlords and a shortage of safe, affordable rental housing. Then Hurricane Harvey made everything even worse.
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in 2017, the rate of suicide attempts for Hispanic teens in Texas was 11.4 percent, compared with 8.2 percent nationally, according to data from the CDC.
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Across the country, politicians, reform advocates and the bail industry are waiting to see what happens next.
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Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....

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