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    The Texas Board of Law Examiners will now allow those taking the bar exam to bring menstrual products to the examination. Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images The state of Texas will now allow people to take the days-long state bar exam to bring their own menstrual products, The Texas Tribune reported. The previous policy, which prohibited test-takers from being their own menstrual products to the exam for security concerns, was the subject of a July letter signed by hundreds of Texas lawyers, students, and professors. The Texas Board of Law Examiners previously provided the products in the women's restroom, according to the report. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The state of Texas will now allow...
    By Raga Justin, The Texas Tribune June 6, 2020 “Harris County GOP chair-elect resigns after sharing racist Facebook post juxtaposing an MLK quote with a banana” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Harris County Republican Party chair-elect Keith Nielsen announced on Facebook he will not take office in August, days after defending a racist post related to ongoing protests on racial inequity. “I have spent my entire adult life supporting conservative candidates and causes and I am grateful for the thousands of supporters who have reached out to me over the last several days,” Nielsen wrote in...
    Local Texas GOP leaders are under fire after spreading the conspiracy theory that George Floyd’s death was a “staged event” to rally opposition towards President Donald Trump.  Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz have called for the Bexar and Nueces County chairs to resign; the Harris County chairman also shared the conspiracy theory.  The Harris County chairman and Comal County chairwoman both shared racially divisive posts on Facebook.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott called for the resignation of two GOP county leaders after they shared conspiracy theories around the death of George Floyd. “These comments are disgusting and have no place in the Republican Party or in public discourse,” Abbott spokesman John Wittman said in a...