Houston Residents Blame City for Dam-Related Flooding

A week after Hurricane Harvey saturated Houston with historic rainfall and as neighborhoods in the western part of the city are still underwater, residents claim in a class action that governmental mismanagement of two dams is to blame for the flooding that’s forced them to evacuate their homes.

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Attorney Sees Texas Land Buy as Border-Wall Precursor

Progress on President Donald Trump’s pet project – construction of a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border – has stalled as Congress has withheld funding, but the government’s renewed interest in buying South Texas land is raising concerns it’s doing groundwork for the wall.

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NY Forfeiture Case Takes Off on Russian Intrigue

Found sealed and bound in twine, a Russian criminal case file has shaken up a New York case that touches on the mob, political corruption and pricey real estate. A federal judge here agreed Tuesday that the evidence is crucial to the government’s $230 million forfeiture action.

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