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315 Texas COVID-19 deaths reported as toll nears 44,000

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 315 more deaths Thursday from the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 as the state's pandemic death toll neared...

Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation. Justice...

Businesses to decide face mask use, some worry they’ll lose customers either way

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As small-business owners and managers across Texas went to work Wednesday morning, they faced yet another 2021 headache: deal with losing business from customers...

ERCOT CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

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AUSTIN — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas fired its embattled CEO late Wednesday on the same day a congressional oversight panel launched an...

Texas teachers, child care workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

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By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune Texas teachers are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, health officials announced Wednesday. Effective immediately, all Texas vaccine providers should include...

UT president calls emails defending school song ‘extremist’

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Racist emails sent to the University of Texas amid a debate over the school song "The Eyes of Texas" were...

Businesses react to Texas governor dropping mask mandate

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Business operators in Austin and throughout Central Texas expressed a mix of uncertainty, anger and relief after Gov. Greg Abbott's announced that he's lifting...

Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate

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AUSTIN — Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to...

Biden tries to reset relationship with Mexican president

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By MARK STEVENSON, ZEKE MILLER and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden looks to dismantle the last administration's hardline immigration...

Singer Phil Collins’ Alamo artifacts collection on display

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Artifacts collected by Phil Collins went on display Tuesday at the Alamo after the legendary musician donated the items to...