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Inmate releases debated at Texas’ biggest jail amid pandemic

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By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday asked officials to review how more than 1,900 inmates in Texas'...

Texas Capitol to close before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration

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By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The Texas Capitol in Austin will be closed Saturday through Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Texas Department...

Texas lawmaker who was in Capitol tests positive for virus

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House member who rejoined more than 100 lawmakers at the state Capitol said...

Dollar General will pay employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

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By Kate Feldman, New York Daily News Dollar General won’t make its employees choose between a paycheck and a COVID-19 vaccine. Hourly employees will receive pay...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

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By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are...

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with on next budget

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By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general-purpose spending...

Texas reps vote party lines on resolution asking Pence to remove Trump

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By Abby Livingston and Carla Astudillo, Texas Tribune With the backing of Texas Democrats, the U.S. House called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove...

House votes to impeach Trump

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WASHINGTON — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he...

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $750 million after no winner

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players will have a shot Friday night at the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history after no tickets matched...