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14-year-old Indian-American scientist wins $25,000 for discovery that may lead to cure coronavirus

A 14-year-old Indian-American scientist may have started the path for the discovery of a cure for coronavirus. Anika Chebrolu from Texas, USA just won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which came with a US$ 25,000 prize. Her invention is a discovery that could provide a potential therapy to Covid-19. Anika’s winning invention uses in-silico […]

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Black man who was paraded using a rope by two white officers on horseback sues police for $1 million

A black man who was led by a rope down a Texas street by two white officers on horseback has sued the city and its police department for US$ 1 million. Galveston Police apologised last year after footage emerged of Donald Neely, 44, arrested for criminal trespassing. A lawsuit filed alleged the officers’ conduct was […]

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Texas teenager breaks record for the world’s longest legs

A 17-year-old teenager from Texas BROKE two world records thanks to her long legs. Maci Currin from Cedar Park, Texas was certified by Guinness World Records as having the world’s longest legs and the longest legs on a teenager. She stands 6 feet, 10 inches tall. Her legs – both of which measure over 4 […]

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Texas woman who sold stolen goods on eBay jailed for 54 months, fined $3.8 million

Texas woman has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for stealing millions of dollars in merchandise and then selling it on eBay. 63-year-old, Kim Richardson agreed to pay US$ 3.8 million in restitution  following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Secret Service. The woman shoplifted during her travels across the US […]

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Deadly brain-eating microbe found in Lake Jackson water

A deadly brain-eating microbe has been found in the public water supply in Lake Jackson, Texas. Residents have been warned from using tap water. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba can cause an infection of the brain, which is usually fatal. Infections are rare in the US, with 34 reported between 2009 and 2018. Officials in Lake […]

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Several boats taking part in a parade to support President Donald Trump capsize

Several boats drowned in a lake in the US state of Texas during a parade to support President Donald Trump in November’s election. Officials said choppy water was likely caused by the large number of vessels moving closely together on Lake Travis, near the state capital, Austin. Images showed boats with Trump campaign flags manoeuvring […]

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SpaceX to build resort in its Texas facility

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is planning to launch a resort on Texas’ Gulf Coast with a spaceport at the Boca Chica Village, where the company is testing its Mars mission. The plans were revealed through a job posting shared last weekend, mentioning the search for a candidate to fill up the job of “a talented Resort […]

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Hurricane Hanna threatens flash flooding in coronavirus hit Texas

Hurricane Hanna’s winds have lashed the south Texas coast, knocking out power to thousands before it was downgraded to a tropical storm that still threatened flash flooding in the area already badly hit by Covid-19 infections. “7 AM Radar update – Showers with heavy rain were developing from Victoria extending SE into the Gulf of […]

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Texas man attends “COVID-19 Party” thinking that the virus is a hoax, dies

A 30-year-old Texas man died of the novel coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” party hosted by an infected person. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far. “Someone will be […]

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American Airlines passenger de-boarded for not wearing mask

American Airlines de-boarded a passenger from a flight after he refused to wear a face covering in compliance with its Covid-19 safety policy. Brandon Straka was asked to wear a face mask on Flight 1263 from New York to Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday. When Mr Straka refused, he was asked to leave the flight, the […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ protestors show up on horses in Texas

Protests in US cities over the killing of George Floyd are gaining momentum. In an interesting visual from a protest site in Texas, horses seem to be stealing the show. A photo shared on Twitter by a journalist from a protest site in Texas shows people mounted on horses as they protested African-American George Floyd’s […]

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Principal travels 1,500 miles to congratulate each of his 240 graduating seniors

They couldn’t receive their diplomas on stage because of the coronavirus outbreak, so he brought the graduation to them instead. A Texas high school principal traveled 1,500 miles over a 10-day period to congratulate each of his 240 seniors personally at their homes. “One of our core values at our school is to ignite joy,” […]