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Texas Senate Democrats call for special session to raise age to purchase gun, require universal background checks

(Jordan Vonderhaar/The Texas Tribune)

By Kate McGee

The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus is urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call an emergency special legislative session to consider a variety of gun restrictions and safety measures in the wake of a mass school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two adults dead this week.

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Voting rights, critical race theory, abortion pills: 7 new laws go into effect today in Texas

The laws that go into effect come from the second special session, which adjourned in early September. (Pexels)

Several new laws from the Texas Legislature’s second special session will take effect Thursday, spanning controversial topics like voting rights, critical race theory and continued abortion restriction.

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Delta-8 retailers rejoice after Austin judge grants temporary injunction

Delta-8 can be found on smoke shop shelves again. (Pexels)

Smoke shops are free to sell Delta-8 THC products again, for now, as a temporary injunction on the case has been granted—a victory for retailers.

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