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The first documented locally-acquired case of Zika in the continental U.S this year has been detected in Hidalgo County, at the southern tip of Texas.

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The discovery of a stifling tractor-trailer in San Antonio this weekend – packed with nearly 40 undocumented immigrants – is reverberating across the country. Ten people have died as a result of the possible human trafficking incident.

Since the case first came to light, some sources in the media have been using the terms 'human trafficking' and 'human smuggling' interchangeably. But they're two very different crimes.

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At least three survivors of Sunday’s horrific tractor-trailer incident were interviewed by federal authorities. Parts of their stories were listed in the federal complaint filed against the driver James Matthew Bradley, who is now charged with illegally transporting migrants.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Inside the State Capitol lawmakers are debating and voting on the transgender bathroom bill, while outside the building local school and law enforcement officials condemn the legislation.  

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Surgeons have several options when it comes to rebuilding breasts after surgery related to breast cancer. But for replacing nipples, women have fewer choices.

A startup biotechnology company in San Antonio is working to develop a better way to rebuild nipples after cancer surgery. Two young scientists saw a niche and decided to try and fill it.

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