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Starr County Elections Questioned By Voters

We spoke to one of the residents, who says he feels underrepresented, after going to vote and not being asked whether he wanted to vote democratic or republican.The Starr County resident, went to cast his vote on Monday, but there was one problem.’James’ says it took him a while to notice he was actually voting for the democratic party.He says he was unsure about asking for help and turned in his ballot and left. We went to the Starr County elections office.They tell us, they regularly visit polling locations and train election clerks to ask what residents, which party...

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Republicans and Democrats React To DACA Ruling

Many might think that Democrats and Republicans have a very different view on DACA but both parties might find common ground on the issue. In 2012, President Barrack Obama initiated the executive order called the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” better known as DACA. In September of last year, the Trump administration rescinded it and left it up to Congress. Politicians on the other aisle believe this is true. Both Villalobos and Godinez tell us that this program is beneficial for the 800 thousand Dreamers in the United States who have only ever known the United States as home—–President...

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Protesters Demand to Speak to Ryan During Visit

RGV (KFXV) — While speaker Paul Ryan toured the valley others protested the visit. This including community members and several pro-immigrant organizations. Several people took to the streets in McAllen to protest Paul Ryan’s tour of the valley. In a visit not open to media, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, toured the South Texas border on land, air and water. Ryan’s visit marks a first as part of the new administration trying to see firsthand border issues in this region. After finishing the tour and meeting with local officials at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen. Several organizations gathered...

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Mayor Darling Invites President Trump to McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — An invitation to President, Donald Trump, was approved this week by McAllen city commissioners. This after the new leader made comments about the lack of border security throughout his campaign. McAllen City Mayor, Jim Darling hopes this invitation to the president will give him a first-hand look at the issues affecting our border. Throughout his campaign, the Republican leader made it known that it was his priority to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Darling, says that before any action is taken, the president must first visit the border, learn about the issues...

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House OKs bill bolstering medical research, drug approvals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday that would help drug and medical device companies win swifter government approval of their products, boost disease research and drug-abuse spending and revamp federal mental health programs. The compromise, which envisions spending $6.3 billion over the next decade, was condemned by consumer groups and some Democrats as a present to drugmakers that promised only paltry spending increases for underfunded federal programs. But their objections were overwhelmed by an alliance among Republicans, many Democrats and the White House for a 996-page measure that bore wins for both parties....

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