Baylor students must test weekly for COVID-19

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By Kate McGee, Texas Tribune Baylor University has started COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis for every student, faculty and staff member, with the help...

Texas House, Senate propose similar spending amounts in preliminary budgets

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By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas leaders in the state House and Senate have each proposed budgets that spend $119.7 billion in general revenue for...

Texas ICUs reach max for at least 50 hospitals

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By Marissa Martinez and Carla Astudillo, Texas Tribune Hidalgo County Health Authority Ivan Melendez says coming into COVID-19 units nowadays feels like going through a...

Texas deploys more help to hard-hit border as deaths mount

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A raging coronavirus outbreak in Laredo, now one of the biggest hotspots in the U.S., is leading to hundreds of...

Rare gold coin sells for $9.36 million at Texas auction

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DALLAS (AP) — A rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 has sold at auction in Dallas for...

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

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By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of...

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

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By PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Texas on Friday moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day...

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

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By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens....

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

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ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career...

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

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WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year...