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Federal prosecutors say Gerardo Salazar led a trafficking ring that used violence to force girls and young women from Mexico into sexual bondage in Houston-area bars. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Mexico Returns Accused Houston Sex-Trafficking Ringleader

Gerardo Salazar, alias “the Rooster,” faces life in prison if convicted on all counts from a 2005 federal indictment.


File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Search-And-Rescue Group Files Federal Lawsuit To Be Allowed To Use Drones

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation filed a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court to set aside an order that prohibits the nonprofit from employing drones in its work.


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Federal Judge Rules Texas Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.


Jason PIckel and Darren Black Bear become the first openly gay married couple in Oklahoma by holding the ceremony on tribal land. (Getty Images)

2 Couples Challenge Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Two same-sex couples are challenging Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage in a San Antonio federal court.