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Health Nov 20Daily COVID-19 deaths in U.S. reach highest level since May
The coronavirus surge is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand. The country is now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and…
Politics Oct 30Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots
That signals an unprecedented surge of voting in a state that was once the country's most reliably Republican but may be drifting toward legitimate battleground status.
Politics Oct 30WATCH: Harris holds campaign rally in McAllen, Texas
Texas' surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state.
Politics Oct 07Texas high court blocks Houston plan to offer mail ballots
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 2 million Houston voters cannot receive unsolicited mail ballot applications from local elections officials who are dramatically expanding ways to vote in November in the nation's third-largest county, a key battleground in Texas.
Health Aug 05‘We are no less American.’ Deaths pile up on Texas border
The U.S. failure to contain the pandemic has been laid bare in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
Health Jun 27As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well
Many rural counties in states including California, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Florida have seen their confirmed cases more than double in a week, from June 19 to Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Nation Jun 26Governors who quickly reopened backpedal as virus surges
An alarming resurgence of coronavirus infections across the country has some governors retreating to measures they previously resisted.
Economy Jun 12Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus
Utah and Oregon have hit the pause button, putting any further reopenings of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases. But there is no turning back in such states as Texas, California, Arkansas and Arizona despite flashing…
Politics Mar 31Judges temporarily block abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus
Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to…
Health Mar 25Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order
Abortion providers accused Republican leaders in Texas of exploiting the pandemic for politics after Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday halted nonessential surgeries in order to free up medical supplies to fight COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.