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Texas Supreme Court Sides With GOP Governor, Limits Counties to One Mail-in Ballot Box Each

Wednesday  07:05,   28 october 2020

The court rules that the restriction wouldn't burden those living in geographically large cities with large populations."The Governor's October Proclamation provides Texas voters more ways to vote in the November 3 election than does the... >>>

Live updates: U.S. averages more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week, shattering records

Wednesday  07:05,   28 october 2020

More than 8.7 million cases have been reported nationwide since February, and at least 226,000 people have died of covid-19. More than 8.7 million cases have been reported nationwide since February, and at least 226,000 people have died of covid-19, >>>

Reading scores drop, math scores low. Will high school seniors be ready for graduation?

Wednesday  07:05,   28 october 2020

High school seniors are approaching graduation with less of a grasp on reading and still-low math scores — and that's before factoring in COVID.The average reading score for high school seniors dropped between 2015 and 2019, while math scores... >>>

National Guard responds as protests over Walter Wallace killing engulf Philadelphia

Wednesday  06:40,   28 october 2020

On Tuesday, police and protesters clashed for the second consecutive night, but officers, aided by National Guardsmen, took a more aggressive tack. Following a smaller protest that turned destructive on Monday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D)... >>>

Vanessa Guillen's sister says 'we still don't know the truth' about her death

Wednesday  06:40,   28 october 2020

The new episode of "Red Table Talk: The Estefans" features Gloria Estefan, her daughter and niece in conversation with the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen.Months after the remains of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen were found in Texas, her... >>>

'A big win for justice!': Texas officials scrap rule that would have allowed social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients

Wednesday  05:25,   28 october 2020

After backlash, Texas officials have reversed a rule that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability. Your browser does not support this video Lawmakers and advocates last week criticized the Texas... >>>

Texas to send National Guard to five cities if there is election unrest

Wednesday  05:20,   28 october 2020

The Texas Army National Guard on Monday said that it would send up to 1,000 troops to five cities across the Lone Star State to support local authorities ahead of Election Day.The dispatch says the Guard will send "postelection" support to local law >>>

Two firefighters critically injured in California wildfires as blazes threaten highly populated areas

Wednesday  05:20,   28 october 2020

Southern California Edison says it is possible its equipment started one of the fires; power outages continue amid strong winds and dry conditions. The Silverado and Blue Ridge fires are still relatively small, covering about 20,000 acres in... >>>

Almost half a million Americans contract COVID-19 in past week as infections surge

Wednesday  05:20,   28 october 2020

Almost half a million Americans contract COVID-19 in past week as infections surgeCHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus in the last seven days, according to a Reuters tally, as... >>>

'Binded by blood,' split over election: Asian American family embodies generational shift in politics

Wednesday  05:20,   28 october 2020

How generational differences help explain Asian American voting trends.To be respectful, Vital attended, but she didn’t actively participate. “I was incredibly uncomfortable. And I remember talking to my grandmother later,” Vital told NBC News over... >>>

Ohio bill at center of $60M bribery case is still set to take effect. A mayor is suing to stop it.

Wednesday  05:20,   28 october 2020

Ohio residents would see a small increase on their monthly electric bills, the result of a bill at the center of a bribery case.Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the fee, set to hit... >>>

Coronavirus tally in D.C. region hits two-month high; Hogan says earlier restrictions unlikely to return

Wednesday  04:55,   28 october 2020

The Maryland governor said the pandemic will probably get worse before it gets better. D.C., Maryland and Virginia reported daily numbers above their recent averages, with each jurisdiction seeing a rise this month. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R)... >>>

Carlisle A.H. Trost, former top U.S. Navy commander, dies at 90

Wednesday  04:55,   28 october 2020

The submarine commander served as chief of naval operations from 1986 to 1990. He led the Navy in facing a fundamental change in the mission of the world’s greatest maritime power “from a Cold War focus on sea control to a new emphasis on regional... >>>

The family of a Latino former Obama official suspected he died of Covid-19. They were right.

Wednesday  04:55,   28 october 2020

Patrick Hidalgo's family had to get answers about his sudden death from out of state, and they slammed Florida's governor for politicizing the virus response.Over seven months later, Hidalgo's family says they have answers to what they... >>>

Hospitals across 38 states report increase in coronavirus patients

Wednesday  04:15,   28 october 2020

Dozens of states are seeing a spike in the number of patients hospitalized with coronavirus compared to two weeks ago.The situation is especially dire in seven states — Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas — where... >>>