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Texas: State in the southern United States
Texas is a state in the South Central Region of the United States. It is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population. Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila deliver 110,000 masks to rural Texas hospitals [Video]

Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila deliver 110,000 masks to rural Texas hospitals

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila turned delivery drivers to hand out 110,000 masks to rural hospitals in their home state of Texas last week.

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The Governor Of Texas Thinks Expanding Voting-By-Mail Is A Scam By Democrats [Video]

The Governor Of Texas Thinks Expanding Voting-By-Mail Is A Scam By Democrats

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called efforts to expand voting-by-mail a scam. According to Business Insider, he thinks Democrats are doing this to steal the November election. Patrick said there..

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As Moratorium Ends, Experts Predict 'Tsunami Of Evictions' In Houston [Video]

As Moratorium Ends, Experts Predict 'Tsunami Of Evictions' In Houston

Evictions of residents in Houston, Texas, may soon be on the rise. According to Business Insider, the Texas Supreme Court has lifted its statewide moratorium on evictions. 12.8% of Texas's workforce is..

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Texas And Florida Gyms Reopen [Video]

Texas And Florida Gyms Reopen

Texas And Florida Gyms Reopen

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Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse [Video]

Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse

A federal judge ruled that Texas must allow all voters to cast absentee ballots without an excuse. According to Business Insider, this includes Texas’ scheduled July run-off elections. In the past,..

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Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade U.S. case says she was paid to switch sides [Video]

Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade U.S. case says she was paid to switch sides

Norma McCorvey, the woman known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, said she was lying when she switched to support the anti-abortion..

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Mayor of Tulsa Tries To Entice Elon Musk With Photo Of Oklahoma Police Cars Using Cybertrucks [Video]

Mayor of Tulsa Tries To Entice Elon Musk With Photo Of Oklahoma Police Cars Using Cybertrucks

Mayor of Tulsa, Okla., offered Tesla CEO Elon Musk an incentive for making a factory in Oklahoma. In a Tweet, Mayor G.T. Bynum said it would “only be right” to buy local and showed a Tesla..

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U.S. Coronavirus Surge Over To Over 1.5 million [Video]

U.S. Coronavirus Surge Over To Over 1.5 million

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb as more states are easing isolation restrictions. The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. exceeded 1.5 million on Monday...

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COVID-19 Cases Jump As Texas Ends Lockdown Restrictions [Video]

COVID-19 Cases Jump As Texas Ends Lockdown Restrictions

Texas reported 1,801 new novel coronavirus COVID-19 infections on Saturday. According to Business Insider, it's the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in the state so far. More than 700 of..

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Tesla Reportedly Checks Out Tulsa, Austin As Sites For Cybertruck [Video]

Tesla Reportedly Checks Out Tulsa, Austin As Sites For Cybertruck

Reuters Tesla representatives visited Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Austin, Texas, this week to scope out a potential site for its fifth Gigafactory, according to a TechCrunch report. The newest Gigafactory..

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Biden Campaign Eyes 'Battleground' Map, Race Against Trump [Video]

Biden Campaign Eyes 'Battleground' Map, Race Against Trump

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign is betting that as many as 16 states could be up for grabs in November’s election, with President Donald Trump’s coronavirus..

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Arrest warrants issued for NFL players Baker, Dunbar for alleged armed robbery [Video]

Arrest warrants issued for NFL players Baker, Dunbar for alleged armed robbery

Arrest warrants issued for NFL players Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar for alleged armed robbery at party in Florida

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Mexican restaurant gets creative to make "social-distanced" deliveries [Video]

Mexican restaurant gets creative to make "social-distanced" deliveries

Using a remote control car, this vegan Mexican restaurant does social distanced curbside pickups to avoid the spread of novel coronavirus. Video source: El Palote Panaderia

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Mexican restaurant gets creative to make social distanced deliveries [Video]

Mexican restaurant gets creative to make social distanced deliveries

Using a remote control car, this vegan Mexican restaurant does social distanced curbside pickups to avoid the spread of novel coronavirus. Video source: El Palote Panaderia

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Chaos captured on camera as shots fired in Texas park [Video]

Chaos captured on camera as shots fired in Texas park

Police department dashcam video captured the chaos when shots were fired at a crowded park in Texas. Five people were injured Sunday night at the park in Fort Worth, as police tried to break up a party..

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Ted Cruz Calls Texas Resolution Dubbing 'Chinese Virus' As Hate Speech 'Nuts' [Video]

Ted Cruz Calls Texas Resolution Dubbing 'Chinese Virus' As Hate Speech 'Nuts'

San Antonio, Texas passed a resolution calling terms such as “Chinese virus” and “kung-fu virus” hate speech. According to Business Insider, the resolution also covers anti-Semitic speech and..

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Musk says 'ready for arrest,' reopens plant against local order [Video]

Musk says 'ready for arrest,' reopens plant against local order

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees at its primary vehicle factory in California on Monday to go back to work, despite local officials saying days earlier the plant should remain closed as lockdown..

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Elon Musk Goes On Twitter Rant Over Its Shut Down Car Factories, Threatens To Sue California [Video]

Elon Musk Goes On Twitter Rant Over Its Shut Down Car Factories, Threatens To Sue California

Elon Musk went on a rant on Twitter about the state of California shutting down his Tesla factories. While Musk announced his Freemont, CA plan would reopen to his staff, Alameda County’s interim..

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Musk says will move Tesla out of California amid lockdown dispute [Video]

Musk says will move Tesla out of California amid lockdown dispute

Amid a dispute with local officials over stay-at-home orders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday that Tesla will move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada from California..

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Nordstrom Permanently Closing 16 Stores [Video]

Nordstrom Permanently Closing 16 Stores

Bethany Biron/Business Insider Nordstrom is permanently closing 16 stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Texas, and Puerto Rico. The closing stores..

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NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend [Video]

NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend

NFL releases 2020 schedule that will see Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on opening weekend

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As U.S. states reopen, White House keeps CDC guidance on the shelf [Video]

As U.S. states reopen, White House keeps CDC guidance on the shelf

The White House shelved a step-by-step guide prepared by U.S. health officials to help states safely reopen mass transit and businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic, an administration official..

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Trump still wants to terminate Obamacare ‘because it’s bad’ [Video]

Trump still wants to terminate Obamacare ‘because it’s bad’

Asked if he still supported the lawsuit calling to invalidate Obamacare, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did.

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Dallas hair salon owner gets jail time for reopening store [Video]

Dallas hair salon owner gets jail time for reopening store

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to a week in jail and a $7000 dollar fine on Tuesday after she was found in contempt of court for defying the state's stay-at-home orders and keeping her..

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A flyover tribute in D.C. honoring healthcare workers [Video]

A flyover tribute in D.C. honoring healthcare workers

Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels staged a flyover in Washington D.C. Saturday to honor the front-line workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

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Texas congressman Sam Johnson, conservative former Vietnam POW, dies at 89

Sam Johnson, an Air Force pilot held for nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, who later became one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives as a..
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U.S. small firms leave $150 billion in coronavirus stimulus untapped

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The suspect killed at the scene of Thursday's "terrorism-related" shooting at a U.S. naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Aalim Alsahli, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen, federal..
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FBI identifies slain suspect in Texas Navy base shooting

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U.S. shale bust slams rural economies as oil checks shrivel

Royalties from oil pumped on Paul Ruckman's land allowed the South Texas retiree to build a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom vacation home. He had plenty left over, and donated some of it to Helena, Texas,..
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Shooting at U.S. Navy base in Texas 'terrorism related': FBI

A shooting at a U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, Texas, that wounded a sailor on Thursday was "terrorism related," an FBI spokeswoman said, adding that the gunman was dead at the scene but..
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Shooter at Texas naval air station no longer a threat, lockdown lifted

A shooter at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas "no longer poses a threat," the U.S. Navy said, after a security force member was injured in events that unfolded early Thursday morning.
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Active shooter 'neutralized' at Texas naval air station, one sailor hurt

An active shooter at the Navy's Corpus Christi air station in Texas has been "neutralized," with one security force member injured in events that unfolded in the early morning hours, the Navy said on..
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Active shooter at Texas naval air station 'neutralized': U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy said on Thursday an active shooter at its Corpus Christi naval air station in Texas had been "neutralized," with one security force member injured in the events that unfolded in the early..
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Texas naval air station reports active shooter, locks down: Navy

The U.S. Navy said on Thursday it is aware of reports of a possible active shooter at a naval air station in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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Elderly home turns to wearables for contact tracing, sidestepping Apple-Google limits

When a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas suspected a nurse may have caught the novel coronavirus this month, it had a list within five minutes of staff and residents the nurse could have..
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U.S. charges Texas man with $5 million-plus coronavirus loan fraud

U.S. federal prosecutors charged a Texas man on Tuesday with fraudulently seeking $5 million in loans from an emergency program established to ease the economic strain caused by the coronavirus..
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Texas tries a pandemic first: a jury trial by Zoom

With jury trials on hold throughout the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, court officials in Texas are trying something new: let jurors hear a case through Zoom.
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U.S. food aid program launches with companies scrambling to deliver

Texas-based CRE8AD8 LLC bid for a federal government contract to quickly rescue food from struggling farmers and deliver it to U.S. food banks as fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has put millions..
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Tesla sues California county in virus factory closure fight, threatens to leave

Tesla Inc sued local authorities in California on Saturday as the electric carmaker pushed to re-open its factory there and Chief Executive Elon Musk threatened to move Tesla's headquarters and future..
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Amid lockdown dispute, Musk says he will move Tesla out of California

Tesla Inc's chief executive Elon Musk tweeted https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1259162367285317633 on Saturday that Tesla will move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada from..
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One person dead after being struck by plane landing at airport in Austin, Texas

A person was killed late Thursday after being struck by a plane landing at an airport in Austin, Texas, officials said.
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Texas governor amends lockdown and orders salon owner freed from jail

The governor's order names the Dallas hairdresser who was jailed on Tuesday for staying open.
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Texas governor bans jail time for coronavirus lockdown violations

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday banned the jailing of anybody in the state who defied his orders to shut businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that followed an outcry over the..
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US shopping centres re-open: 'This is the best day ever'

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Coronavirus: Texas banned abortions - how did that affect women?

In Texas, abortions are resuming as virus restrictions ease - but for many, the damage has been done.
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Coronavirus: Dallas hair salon owner jailed for week for defying lockdown

Shelley Luther told a Texas judge feeding her children was not selfish, but he jailed her for a week.
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Trump renews partisan pandemic commentary as Texas moves to further ease shutdown

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Democrats of hoping his coronavirus response fails "so they can win the election," as the Republican governor of Texas moved to further relax business..
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Texas governor says nail and hair salons, barbershops can open Friday

Nail and hair salons along with barbershops can open in Texas on Friday, while gyms and office buildings will be allowed to open on May 18 with restrictions, Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday, as..
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Texas back in business? Barely, y'all, as malls, restaurants empty

The Domain mall in Austin, Texas, is open for business - unlike most of its 100 upscale shops - as the state entered its first work week of eased pandemic restrictions in the hopes of rekindling the..
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Discounts may help cure U.S. auto market's coronavirus hangover

Texas auto dealer Hayden Elder says March was his worst month in 42 years selling cars thanks to the coronavirus, but April brought days that were "almost normal" and he expects bigger customer..
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Americans begin to surface from isolation as states ease clamp-downs

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Ice cream maker Blue Bell to plead guilty, pay $19 million over listeria outbreak

Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries has agreed to pay $19.35 million and plead guilty to charges that it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the..
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Woman living in her car brings sandwiches, love to the homeless of Houston

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Lockdown honeymoon for Russian-Brazilian couple - and Cherry the dog

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Texas to lift some virus-linked restrictions, restart business in phases: governor

Texas will allow its coronavirus stay-at-home order to expire and begin re-opening businesses including restaurants and retail stores in phases beginning on Friday, state Governor Greg Abbott said.
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Death toll reaches 23 from last year's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas

The death toll from a mass shooting last August at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart store has climbed to 23 after the last victim left hospitalized from the rampage succumbed to his injuries over the..
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Texas to allow abortions amid pandemic after court fight

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In Texas, a coastal city tries to test its way out of coronavirus pandemic

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