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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Guidelines for Voting in Person Amid COVID-19 are Impractical

The state’s recommendations for voting in person amid COVID-19 reveal the depths officials are going to avoid expanding vote-by-mail as a safe alternative. It is an absolute treasure trove of co...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

How Bernie changed Texas

Stories of struggleBelieving in Bernie Sanders in Texas was once — and still can sometimes feel like — a lonely pursuit. Republicans called him radical — too extreme. Democrats argued that h...

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Actor Pearl V Puri extends helping hand for more than 100 spot boys, says ‘will always do what I can for people in need’

After taking care of street dogs in his locality and feeding strays in his area because of his immense love for animals, actor Pearl V Puri has now reportedly lent a helping hand to some spot boys, who had worked on shows that featured him after he got...

Australian beach life at risk as environment drops down agenda

Batemans Bay, Australia - Environmental defender Paul May is worried.He is worried about climate change. He is worried about a lack of government funding for environmental initiatives. And now he is also worried that the coronavirus pandemic will slow ...

White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter

A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national "antifa" organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.The spokesperson said ...

Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 employees in California, and plans to hire in lower-cost U.S. cities

Katrina Lake, CEO of Stitch FixAdam Jeffery | CNBCOn Monday, online retailer and wardrobe styling service Stitch Fix said it would lay off 1,400 stylists in California between now and the end of September. The cuts affect about 18% of its workforce.The...

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.&...

In Texas, summer camps can reopen but it’s still a mixed bag

For many kids around Texas, summer is a magical time. No school. No curfew. And time away from home at summer camp.With COVID-19, that seemed poised to change. However, Texas is one of many ...

Center for Public Policy Priorities, nonprofit progressive think tank, rebrands

The Center for Public Policy Priorities, a nonprofit progressive think tank that has long been a leading voice on healthcare and budget policy, has officially rebranded to “Every Texan.”The ...

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Joe Biden announced as latest Texas Dems convention guest

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi next week at the 2020 Texas Democratic Convention. Biden will be among those invited to speak at the conventio...

Nancy Pelosi to attend Texas Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats announced Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be attending the state party’s virtual convention next month as a special guest.The week-long convention is scheduled t...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

As coronavirus spreads among inmates, advocates call for release

Some Texans spent Memorial Day weekend tanning at the beach; others, namely dozens of family members of Texas prisoners, spent it protesting outside of Gov. Greg Abbott’s mansion in Austin.&nbsp...

Abbott facing bipartisan criticism over $295M contract for contact tracing

Republicans and Democrats are both questioning Gov. Greg Abbott over a $295 million contract for COVID-19 contact tracing. Most of the criticism has focused on the hasty process and its lack of ...

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....

Trump, Pence float moving Republican National Convention to Texas

In a series of tweets Monday morning, President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina.Trump attacked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, f...

Police fire tear gas at peaceful DC protesters as Trump speaks

The United States was gripped by a weekend of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide.  Lawyers representing Floyd's family...

George Floyd: Minnesota Attorney General Ellison to lead case

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said Sunday that the State Attorney General Keith Ellison would take the lead in any prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died on Monday after a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine m...

Treasury yields tick lower as investors await economic data, auctions

At 2:45 a.m. ET, the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 1.5576%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was lower at around 2.0049%.Market focus is largely attuned to the coronavirus out...

NASA chief, ahead of launch, says SpaceX capsule is ‘probably the safest vehicle’ to ever carry astronauts

Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), speaks during the World Agriculture Expo in Tulare, California.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesHours before the planned liftoff of SpaceX's first crewe...

Gun safety group to invest $8 million in ousting Texas Republicans

Fresh from a victory in Virginia where Republicans lost the statehouse for the first time in decades, Everytown for Gun Safety is planning on investing at least $8 million in Texas to flip the s...

Texas Supreme Court rules against citing COVID-19 exposure as a disability to vote by mail

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday voted against citing fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” in mail-in-ballot applications.Under Texas law, only voters who have a disability, ar...

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...

Guidelines for Voting in Person Amid COVID-19 are Impractical

The state’s recommendations for voting in person amid COVID-19 reveal the depths officials are going to avoid expanding vote-by-mail as a safe alternative. It is an absolute treasure trove of co...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Trump, Pence float moving Republican National Convention to Texas

In a series of tweets Monday morning, President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina.Trump attacked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, f...

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Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault.“A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Texas Supreme Court rules against citing COVID-19 exposure as a disability to vote by mail

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday voted against citing fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” in mail-in-ballot applications.Under Texas law, only voters who have a disability, ar...

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.&...

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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...

Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Ken Paxton is bluffing. Voting by mail in a pandemic is still on the table.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in a cheerful mood Wednesday evening when the Republican-stacked Texas Supreme Court agreed that fear of contracting COVID-19 did not legally count as a “di...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Barr asks US Attorney John Bash to review ‘unmasking’ before and after 2016 election, DOJ tells Fox News

Attorney General Bill Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the practice of "unmasking" before and after the 2016 presidential election, a controversy that has picked up steam after the Justice Department mo...

‘Unlock 1’ begins today; here’s what remains open and till when

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-necessitated nationwide lockdown ended on Sunday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended it in the containment zones for two more weeks till June 30. However, the central government i...

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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....

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

How Bernie changed Texas

Stories of struggleBelieving in Bernie Sanders in Texas was once — and still can sometimes feel like — a lonely pursuit. Republicans called him radical — too extreme. Democrats argued that h...