The Obama administration is arguing that the federal government should continue to "preclear" changes in Texas voting laws because of the state's history of voter discrimination. Texas state officials say there has been no "rampant" discrimination in the state's recent history.
Three bands from Cuba are performing at South by Southwest tonight. Organizers of the festival faced challenges getting them into the country and convincing others that Cuba's musical outreach is more than just rumba and son.
How do you stay connected during a crisis? That’s the dilemma facing Venezuelans as the country experiences its biggest uprising in years. Some people are relying on new, lower-profile apps, more than Facebook and Twitter, to keep in touch.
Filibusters are pretty common here in the US but it's a tradition that often strikes outsiders as strange. We wanted to find out more about filibusters: Where do they come from and what other countries, if any, use them?
Illegal entry from Mexico into the US is down overall, but the South Texas Rio Grande Valley is its own story. An unprecedented number of migrants are now being intercepted by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol. Amy Bracken reports.
Photojournalist Donna DeCesare's new bilingual book chronicles the lives of Central American gang members on both sides of the border. It's called "Unsettled." DeCesare teaches journalism at the University of Texas, Austin.