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Chris Connelly

Chris Connelly is a reporter with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Dallas voters may have the chance to weigh in on whether workers across the city get paid when they’re too sick to work.

A coalition of Texas-based community groups on Monday said it will turn in more than 110,000 signatures to the city clerk's office in a petition to put a paid sick leave ordinance on the ballot this November.

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On Tuesday night, Lupe Valdez became the first openly gay and the first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor.

There's an event held every year in Washington known as the Saban Forum — named for Haim Saban, the Israeli-American media mogul who funds it. It's a night of elbow-rubbing between D.C. and Middle East political leadership, though foreign dignitaries are mostly Israeli.