John Burnett

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Sandy Hook families' lawyer says he was given 2 years of Alex Jones' text messages

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The Alex Jones defamation trial is becoming more and more heated. The conspiracy theorist is being sued by parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.


The defamation trial of conspiracy monger Alex Jones turned emotional Tuesday

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

In a courtroom in Austin, Texas, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faced the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. Jones had repeatedly claimed the shooting was a hoax.


National Park Service considers expanding civil rights sites — some controversial

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The National Park Service is exploring the idea of expanding its civil rights sites; some of them controversial, some not.


1050 KVPI is keeping the French Cajun language and culture alive in Louisiana

Saturday, July 09, 2022

A Cajun radio station in South Louisiana has been broadcasting for 69 years. It's preserving the culture and the tradition of broadcasting live music from a bar every Saturday morning.


The deaths of migrants in San Antonio has put a spotlight on the immigration issue

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The deaths of 53 smuggled in a semi-truck in Texas have thrown immigration into headlines ahead of midterms. Republicans blame Biden for loosening Trump's policies. Immigrant advocates fault Title 42.


51 immigrants are dead in the worst known human smuggling catastrophe in modern U.S.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of 51 immigrants. Most of the bodies were found Monday in the oven-like trailer of an 18-wheeler abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas.


The National Park Service expands its African-American history sites

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The National Park Service is trying to include more Black history into the story of America. Some of the proposed sites are painful, others are controversial.


The new Juneteenth federal holiday traces its roots to Galveston, Texas

Monday, June 20, 2022

Union Gen. Gordon Granger set up his headquarters in Galveston, Texas, and famously signed an order June 19, 1865, "All slaves are free." President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year.


Four enduring myths about Juneteenth are not based on facts

Monday, June 20, 2022

As the U.S. celebrates the second federal holiday honoring Juneteenth, several myths persist about the origins and history about what happened when enslaved people were emancipated in Texas.


A tiny Texas school district 'in the middle of nowhere' is arming half its staff

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The only school in Harrold, Texas, has 100 to 125 students, and the district has 27 employees. Half are learning to shoot weapons because the nearest sheriff's deputy is at least 20 minutes away.


A former pastor grieves the loss of his great-granddaughter in Uvalde

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Julián Moreno is the retired pastor of a Baptist church in Uvalde. Members of the congregation gathered to remember his great-granddaugher and another girl who was killed in the shooting.


The Uvalde shooting renews questions about school security

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Texas has tightened security at schools considerably over the past four years. But the new protective measures came up short earlier this week in Uvalde.


Encore: The United States' only native parrot is being studied, to save it

Thursday, May 26, 2022

We know the bird can mimic human speech; now a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication. He's looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S.


How the elementary school shooting is impacting the Uvalde community

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The town of Uvalde, Texas, is mourning, as some parents await identification of slain students and some post memorials in social media.


The number of Americans who say they won't get a COVID shot hasn't budged in a year

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Politics, religion, distrust and disinformation all play a role. "I've realized that there's no convincing somebody once they have their mind made up," says a social worker in Beaumont, Texas.


Mexican border town sees an increase in sales of abortion drugs to women from the U.S.

Monday, May 09, 2022

US customers started deluging Mexican border pharmacies after Texas passed an anti-abortion law last fall. A two-pill combination costs about $400 and does not require a doctor's prescription.


Texas' abortion law led some to get abortion pills in Mexico, with grim consequences

Friday, May 06, 2022

Since Texas passed its anti-abortion law, more and more women have been getting abortion pills at unregulated pharmacies in Mexican border towns — where they are freely sold without a prescription.


Amid lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting denial, InfoWars files for bankruptcy

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's website Infowars has filed for bankruptcy. The move could put on hold defamation lawsuits over false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.


Alex Jones' Infowars files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook defamation lawsuits

Monday, April 18, 2022

Infowars has filed for bankruptcy. The move postpones founder Alex Jones' civil trial that had been scheduled to begin next week.


Red/Blue Workshops try to bridge the political divide. Do they really work?

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

More and more nonprofits are bringing Americans with opposing political views together for civil discussions on divisive issues. Critics question whether these encounters produce lasting results.