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3/23/2020

Houston, Austin join cities ordering residents to stay home

Houston, Austin join cities ordering residents to stay home

Posted 1:12 PM 3/24/2020

HOUSTON (AP) — Leaders in Houston and Austin on Tuesday joined a growing a list of Texas cities that have urged people to shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Fort Worth and El Paso also announced similar orders Tuesday. Those new orders (More)

3/22/2020

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

Posted 7:11 PM 3/23/2020

DAVID CRARY, JIM VERTUNO and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don’t qualify as essential surgeries.

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Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus

Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus

Posted 5:33 PM 3/27/2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said she doesn’t want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from U.S. government custody but wants to know why they’re still being held as the coronavirus spreads.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said (More)

3/25/2020

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Posted 5:54 PM 3/26/2020

By KRISTIE RIEKENAP Sports Writer

The Houston Astros say former slugger Jimmy Wynn has died. He was 78. Wynn was nicknamed “The Toy Cannon” because of the power he produced despite his small size. Wynn was a a three-time All-Star outfielder in the 1960s and '70s. The Astros (More)

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