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Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge

Jul 03 2020

The Executive Committee of the Texas Republican Party voted on Thursday to push ahead and have their state convention in person this month despite a surge in coronavirus cases in Houston, where it will take place.

U.S. reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in single day, hits new global record

Jul 02 2020

The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states. | Video

Texas governor Abbott orders wearing of masks in effort to avoid lockdown

Jul 02 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases, billing the measure as a requirement to avoid another economic shutdown. | Video

Texas Republicans plan in-person convention during pandemic, pressured to change

Jul 02 2020

July 2 Texas Republican Party leaders will meet virtually on Thursday to decide if they will press ahead with an in-person convention in Houston later this month, or hold it online as recommended by the state medical association, a sponsor of the event.

New U.S. coronavirus cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemic

Jun 26 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million. | Video

Texas orders bars closed again, putting coronavirus reopening in reverse

Jun 26 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas, June 26 Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday ordered bars to close down again and restaurants to scale back service, throwing the state's emergence from a coronavirus shutdown into reverse after an alarming surge of new infections.

U.S. sets one-day record for COVID-19 cases, Texas pauses reopening

Jun 26 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas The governor of Texas temporarily halted the state's reopening on Thursday as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surged and the country set a new record for a one-day increase in cases. | Video

Texas keeps lights on in bars, bowling alleys despite virus surge

Jun 25 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision on Thursday to pause the rapid reopening of his state amid a spike in coronavirus cases tossed a political victory to his opponents but still keeps the lights on in every establishment from bars to bowling alleys. | Video

'Civil rights isn't over': Americans mark Juneteenth coast to coast

Jun 20 2020

ATLANTA Thousands marched through U.S. cities on Friday in Juneteenth observances marking the abolition of slavery more than a century and a half ago, an occasion freighted with special resonance this year amid America's reckoning with its legacy of racism. | Video

St. Louis removes Columbus statue, latest monument after racial protests

Jun 16 2020

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.

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