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UT-Austin Lecturer Arrested and Fired After Confrontation With Police at Pro-Palestinian Demonstration

Pro-Palestine protest at UT-Austin (Screenshot) By Annie Xia / The Texas Tribune A University of Texas at Austin lecturer was arrested and fired this week in connection with his participation in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on campus, raising fresh concerns among faculty members and free speech advocates about academic protections in the state. Richard Heyman, who […]

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A Year Ago, 40 Migrants Died in a Fire at a Mexican Detention Facility. Who Should Be Blamed?

By Perla Trevizo / ProPublica, The Texas Tribune This story was originally published by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Stefan Arango, a 31-year-old Venezuelan husband and father, felt immediately nauseated by the smells of sweat, urine and feces when Mexican guards ordered him into the cinder block cell in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. […]