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United States: Department of Justice seeks order to block Texas abortion law

The Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of a controversial Texas law that bars abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Government lawyers argued the law has “gravely and irreparably impaired women’s ability to exercise their constitutional right to an abortion across the […]

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Tropical storm Nicholas strengthens into Hurricane; Could produce “life-threatening flooding” across Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Nicholas strengthened into a hurricane late on Monday, and is set to batter the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana with rising seawater and rains that could cause widespread and life-threatening flooding. The hurricane, carrying winds of 120kph was about southwest of Freeport Texas, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a bulletin […]

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Man walks on Texas beach dressed as Michael Myers ahead of Hurricane Nicholas’ landfall

Ahead of Hurricane Nicholas’ landfall in Texas, a man was captured walking down Galveston beach dressed as someone’s worst nightmare, Michael Myers. This is claimed to be an early Halloween prank on the man’s to the list of the most bizarre things seen ahead of or during a storm in Texas. The man was identified […]

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Texas sues six school districts for imposing mask mandate at public schools

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Friday that he’s suing at least six districts that defied Governor Greg Abbott’s order prohibiting mask mandates at public schools. Paxton said the Elgin, Galveston, Richardson, Round Rock, Sherman and Spring school systems are among those not following the law, adding that an ongoing list of those out […]

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One-year-old dies after being left in a hot car all day in Texas

A one-year-old girl has died after being left in a hot car all day in the Houston area, Texas, authorities said. The baby’s mother drove three children, ages 5, 3 and 1 to day care, where she dropped off the 5-year-old and 3-year-old, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The mother returned home and went […]

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100-foot tall rocket built by startup Firefly explodes off California coast after self destruct command

A 100-foot tall rocket built by startup Firefly burst into flames mid-air after launching from California on Thursday. The rocket built by the Texas based startup appeared to have a smooth liftoff as it soared out over the Pacific Ocean and approached supersonic speeds. But then, soon the rocket began to cartwheel, turning over itself, […]

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US Supreme Court refuses to block new Texas law that bans abortions for most women

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to not block a new law in Texas that bans abortions for most women. The so-called Heartbeat Act bans terminations after the detection of what anti-abortion campaigners call a foetal heartbeat – a point when many women do not know they are pregnant. The law gives any […]

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United States: New pro-gun law allows Texans to carry guns openly in public without permit or training

A new pro-gun law in Texas that went into effect Wednesday allows most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without obtaining a permit or training, a measure that experts say will make it more challenging for law enforcement to protect the public from gun violence. The controversial “constitutional carry” […]

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Two Black men sue Walmart over racial discrimination, false arrest while trying to return defective television

Two Black men stepped into a Texas Walmart last year expecting to exchange a defective 58-inch television one of them purchased. Instead, their September 10, 2020, trip to the Walmart in Conroe, Texas, led to theft accusations by white employees against Dennis Stewart and Terence Richardson, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday in […]

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Two young brothers steer car to safety after their father was fatally shot while driving

Two young brothers had to take control of their SUV and steer themselves to safety when their dad was fatally shot on Friday night while driving on Texas freeway. Their father, a 29-year-old man, had been driving a Toyota Sequoia on Interstate 10 in Houston with his sons, ages 8 and 6, when he was […]

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Texas man wins $5.5 million lawsuit claiming restaurant overserved him alcohol

A Texas man won an alcohol-related lawsuit against La Fogata Mexican Grill on claims that overdrinking caused an altercation with another customer. Daniel Rawls was awarded $5.5 million by the Andrews County 109th District Court, according to the Houston Chronicle. In an incident which took place in May 2019, Rawls alleges that the bar’s negligence […]

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Houston man shot six times last week still waits for surgery at hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus cases

A man who was shot six times last week in Houston has been waiting for surgery at a hospital overwhelmed by COVID-19. “Everybody is really surprised I’m still in this bed a week later,” said Joel Valdez. According to a spokesperson from the Harris Health System, Ben Taub Hospital is currently operating with an ICU […]