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Abbott’s budget cuts threaten higher education, environmental protection

For several weeks, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been sounding the alarm on a looming state budget shortfall.The state’s general revenue that lawmakers use to fund state services and age...

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

Could out-of-state migration tip battleground Texas?

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the latest California resident to consider moving to Texas.Hundreds of thousands of others have already arrived ahead of him, sparking snide comments fr...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann tests positive for COVID-19

Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the highest-ranking official in Texas who is known to have tested posit...

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Trump threatens to move GOP convention over coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon | APPresident Donald Trump on Monday said that he "will be reluctantly forced" to m...

Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting

A group of Amazon shareholders is listening to warehouse workers who have raised alarms about safety conditions at the company's facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.The shareholders, who include the managers of pension funds in New York, Califor...

Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Nearly two-thirds favor voting by mail, but wide partisan divide: poll

As President Trump continues his full-court press this holiday weekend against states moving to expand voting by mail, a new national poll indicates that by a more than 2-to-1 margin Americans favor allowing balloting through the mail in November’...

Cornyn touts more xenophobic comments against China in campaign email

Over the weekend, the John Cornyn senate campaign sent a fundraising email blaming China for the coronavirus.“China’s communist government misled the world about Coronavirus, and now we are ...

Gov. Abbott’s base comes with gloves and masks off

Texas’ progressive populist Jim Hightower once said, “the only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.” It’s a fate Governor Abbott would like to avoid as he tries ...

Can a progressive beat the most conservative Democrat in the Texas Senate?

On March 3, 2020, in the shadow of a contentious presidential primary election, incumbent legislators and scores of primary challengers ran to serve in one of the 181 seats of the Texas Legislat...

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Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court.After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

The GOP-controlled Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe, a Republican, represents Texas’ 4th District that covers Northeast Texas.The conf...

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks vote-by-mail for Texans fearing COVID-19

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the expansion of vote-by-mail in Texas.For several weeks, Texas Democrats and civil rights groups have engaged in back and forth lega...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann tests positive for COVID-19

Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the highest-ranking official in Texas who is known to have tested posit...

Frontline DACA recipients anxiously await Supreme Court decision

In the Highly Infectious Disease Unit of Houston’s flagship Methodist Hospital, Javier Quiroz Castro enters the isolation room of a COVID-19 patient. The 29-year-old nurse is suited up in full p...

Amid pandemic and pandemonium, Harris County appoints new Clerk

As the GOP’s crusade against safe voting continues here in Texas and nationally, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday appointed a replacement for outgoing County Clerk Diane Trautma...

Can a progressive beat the most conservative Democrat in the Texas Senate?

On March 3, 2020, in the shadow of a contentious presidential primary election, incumbent legislators and scores of primary challengers ran to serve in one of the 181 seats of the Texas Legislat...

Warren urges Senate to pass relief to support mail-in voting as pandemic threatens elections

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign rally at the Seattle Center Armory in Seattle, Washington, February 22, 2020.Jason Redmond | ReutersSen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday urged the Senate to pass $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief packag...

Ohio’s Republican governor calls for public to wear masks: ‘This is not about whether you’re left or right’

Republican Gubernatorial-elect Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gives his victory speech after winning the Ohio gubernatorial race at the Ohio Republican Party's election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square on November 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio...

Govt launches AI-powered mobile app to offer free mock tests for JEE Main, NEET 2020

In order to facilitate candidates' access to high-quality mock tests for upcoming exams such as JEE Mains and NEET 2020 from the comfort of their homes, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched a new mobile app ca...

Rebuffing Paxton, many Dallas churches remain virtual

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and cases around Texas are on the rise, Attorney General Ken Paxton has been a one-man wrecking ball to safety and health measures championed by the state’s mo...

Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court.After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann tests positive for COVID-19

Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the highest-ranking official in Texas who is known to have tested posit...

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks vote-by-mail for Texans fearing COVID-19

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the expansion of vote-by-mail in Texas.For several weeks, Texas Democrats and civil rights groups have engaged in back and forth lega...

Cornyn touts more xenophobic comments against China in campaign email

Over the weekend, the John Cornyn senate campaign sent a fundraising email blaming China for the coronavirus.“China’s communist government misled the world about Coronavirus, and now we are ...

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

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Abbott can’t pick and choose his favorite COVID-19 data

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that most Texas businesses, from bars to bowling alleys, will be allowed to reopen.In a press conference updating Texans about the news, Abbott said he focu...

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court.After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

Can a progressive beat the most conservative Democrat in the Texas Senate?

On March 3, 2020, in the shadow of a contentious presidential primary election, incumbent legislators and scores of primary challengers ran to serve in one of the 181 seats of the Texas Legislat...

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Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis....

Rebuffing Paxton, many Dallas churches remain virtual

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and cases around Texas are on the rise, Attorney General Ken Paxton has been a one-man wrecking ball to safety and health measures championed by the state’s mo...

Frontline DACA recipients anxiously await Supreme Court decision

In the Highly Infectious Disease Unit of Houston’s flagship Methodist Hospital, Javier Quiroz Castro enters the isolation room of a COVID-19 patient. The 29-year-old nurse is suited up in full p...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

Dr. Birx: ‘Critically important’ that people wear masks as states reopen amid higher than expected death tolls

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that even though states are beginning to reopen, with some beaches being made ...

Could out-of-state migration tip battleground Texas?

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the latest California resident to consider moving to Texas.Hundreds of thousands of others have already arrived ahead of him, sparking snide comments fr...

North Korea’s Kim vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country's nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, state media KCNA said on Sunday.The meeting of the ruling Worker...

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Al Gore visits Texas to register new voters and rally them against climate change

Former vice president Al Gore visited Houston on Wednesday to kick-off a tour in battleground states where he plans to boost voter turnout and rally people against the ongoing climate crisis....

Crenshaw should do ‘town halls, not podcasts’ says Navy vet challenging him

Elisa Cardnell, the Navy veteran and teacher running to replace Rep. Dan Crenshaw, says the Houston-area Republican should spend less time podcasting and more time speaking to his constituents.&...

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

The GOP-controlled Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe, a Republican, represents Texas’ 4th District that covers Northeast Texas.The conf...

Abbott’s budget cuts threaten higher education, environmental protection

For several weeks, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been sounding the alarm on a looming state budget shortfall.The state’s general revenue that lawmakers use to fund state services and age...