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CVS and Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News The effort to vaccinate some of the country's most vulnerable residents against...

Cornyn, Cruz plan to attend Biden’s inauguration

By Bryan Mena, Texas Tribune Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, according to their...

Inmate releases debated at Texas’ biggest jail amid pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...