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Since the tragic murder of 9 African-American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, the Southern United States has been in the middle of reevaluating how it remembers its Cconfederate history. 

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After the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states have to issue licenses for and recognize same-sex marriages, the response from across Texas has been diverse.  

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a non-binding legal opinion stating that County clerks across the state were protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and that they did not have to give marriage licenses to couples if it violated their religious beliefs. 

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: Making delicious, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs in only about an hour — with a surprising piece of kitchen equipment.

During his week broadcasting from Texas, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson visited an unusual family reunion in San Antonio, where more than 200 members of the Maverick family recently gathered. The family name inspired the English word that we know today.

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Hemisfair has signed the first tenants for the newly re-designed Southwest sector of the park, scheduled to open later this year.

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation officials say four tenants have signed on to offer food and refreshments to the first visitors to Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden - the first sector to be developed in the former World's Fair site downtown.