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Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Authorities say two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas July 10, 2020, 10:53 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RENO, Texas — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire […]

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Texas, Florida governors order bars closed, impose new restrictions as cases surge

The country as a whole on Thursday registered another single-day record of more than 39,000 new infections, with fears that hospitalizations and the nationwide death toll could soon follow. The new spikes come as the White House has attempted to play down the increase, explaining it away by pointing to more robust testing capacity and […]

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What happened when Black Lives Matter came to a notorious KKK town in Texas

The town of Vidor, in east Texas, has a reputation. It’s the kind of reputation that causes its residents to pause when someone asks where they’re from. For years it was known as a sundown town — a place where non-whites were threatened with violence if they stayed after dark, and where they were barred […]

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Coronavirus, Texas, Paycheck Protection Program: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the states’ varying approaches to lifting stay-at-home orders, a test for a coronavirus vaccine in Britain, and problems with an emergency loan program for small businesses. Pressure builds to reopen Governors across the U.S. are moving ahead with plans to reopen […]

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Beaches eyed as United States takes steps toward reopening

(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the […]

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Texas Oil Regulator Loses to GOP Primary Challenger in Big Upset

(Bloomberg) — A member of the top energy regulator in Texas lost his place on November’s ballot to a Republican challenger, a major upset for an incumbent supported by some of the oil industry’s biggest names. Ryan Sitton, whose six-year term ends in January, conceded to Jim Wright as the party’s nominee for a spot […]

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Severe storm sweeps south-east US, killing at least nine | US news

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported three storm-related deaths in Alabama on Saturday, while officials in Texas said two first responders were killed at the scene of separate traffic accidents on icy roads. The news brought to nine the number of people confirmed killed following severe storms across the US Gulf coast and south-eastern states. […]

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Texas chemical plant blasts: 50,000 people allowed back home

Officials in southeast Texas have lifted a mandatory evacuation order that followed two explosions at a petrochemical plant on Wednesday. The evacuation displaced 50,000 people ahead of Thanksgiving, leaving residents to spend the holiday in hotels and makeshift shelters.  “We’ve lived here for thirty years and this is the first time this has ever happened,” […]

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