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Man charged with killing 18 older women in Texas goes on trial over one of the deaths
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Man charged with killing 18 older women in Texas goes on trial over one of the deaths

Nov 15th 2021, 8:04 AM 22,446 Views 0 Comments

Billy Chemirmir, 48, will appear in court in connection with the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.

Nine-year-old boy is latest victim of deadly Travis Scott concert in Texas
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Nine-year-old boy is latest victim of deadly Travis Scott concert in Texas

Nov 15th 2021, 6:50 AM 27,135 Views 11 Comments

Ezra Blount was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries in the crush of fans.

Eight people dead and several injured after 'crowd surge' at US music festival
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Eight people dead and several injured after 'crowd surge' at US music festival

Updated Nov 6th 2021, 10:18 AM 64,445 Views 14 Comments

A total of 23 people were also hospitalised.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

Oct 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 9,223 Views 30 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
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Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Oct 18th 2021, 10:43 PM 7,815 Views 4 Comments

The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted 48 hours.

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
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Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Oct 15th 2021, 9:35 PM 13,001 Views 42 Comments

The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks.

Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates
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Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates

Oct 12th 2021, 7:50 AM 30,905 Views 54 Comments

Democratic President Joe Biden last month announced the government would demand vaccines for federal workers.

Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order
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Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order

Oct 9th 2021, 7:14 AM 22,791 Views 57 Comments

Clinics had braced for the New Orleans-based appeals court to act fast.

Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law
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Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law

Oct 8th 2021, 8:34 AM 9,382 Views 9 Comments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he would appeal the judge’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions
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Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

Oct 7th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,570 Views 19 Comments

The ruling is the first legal blow to the contentious Texas law known as Senate Bill 8.

18-year-old student suspected in Texas school shooting in custody
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18-year-old student suspected in Texas school shooting in custody

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 8:03 PM 23,942 Views 9 Comments

The shooting stemmed from a fight that broke out in a classroom.

‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law
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‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 21,131 Views 77 Comments

The protest took place to coincide with hundreds of similar demonstrations across the US.

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
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Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law

Oct 1st 2021, 9:42 PM 10,331 Views 19 Comments

At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
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No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes

Sep 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,720 Views 19 Comments

Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
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Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

Sep 21st 2021, 9:51 AM 19,370 Views 67 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
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US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep 20th 2021, 1:29 PM 25,235 Views 21 Comments

Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
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US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Sep 9th 2021, 9:56 PM 13,384 Views 17 Comments

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
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Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 8:24 PM 30,661 Views 63 Comments

The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.

Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks
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Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:03 PM 27,138 Views 95 Comments

The law makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

Folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies aged 68
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Folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies aged 68

Aug 13th 2021, 9:56 PM 70,685 Views 48 Comments

Griffith worked closely with other folk singers, helping the early careers of artists like Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris.

Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting
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Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting

Jun 13th 2021, 7:44 AM 26,055 Views 18 Comments

A total of 14 people were wounded in the incident in Austin.

Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood
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Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood

May 11th 2021, 1:45 PM 16,619 Views 16 Comments

Video shows the tiger coming face-to-face with an armed off-duty sheriff’s deputy, police in Houston said.

Matthew McConaughey says he's seriously considering Texas governor run
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Matthew McConaughey says he's seriously considering Texas governor run

Mar 12th 2021, 11:30 AM 29,515 Views 32 Comments

McConaughey would face incumbent Governor Greg Abbott in November 2022.

Millions of Texans get their power back after deadly winter storm
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Millions of Texans get their power back after deadly winter storm

Feb 19th 2021, 8:12 AM 10,631 Views 8 Comments

US President Joe Biden has offered additional support through federal agencies to help authorities in Texas.

Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east
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Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east

Feb 18th 2021, 3:02 PM 15,487 Views 5 Comments

The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people.

Thousands of sea turtles rescued during freezing cold snap in Texas
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Thousands of sea turtles rescued during freezing cold snap in Texas

Feb 18th 2021, 10:56 AM 20,667 Views 9 Comments

The South Padre Island Convention Centre is now full of turtles.

'Unprecedented' snowstorms in Texas as wintry weather sweeps across the US
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'Unprecedented' snowstorms in Texas as wintry weather sweeps across the US

Feb 16th 2021, 8:14 AM 51,894 Views 14 Comments

“Things will likely get worse before they get better,” officials near Houston said.

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
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Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices

Dec 16th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,491 Views 20 Comments

“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.

Another metal monolith has appeared... this time in Texas
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Another metal monolith has appeared... this time in Texas

Dec 9th 2020, 1:51 PM 33,902 Views 31 Comments

A group of people loaded the monolith into a vehicle before driving off.

Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites
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Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites

Oct 10th 2020, 5:03 PM 38,747 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the move would restrict the right of some voters.

Coastal residents urged to flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Laura heads for Texas and Louisiana
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Coastal residents urged to flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Laura heads for Texas and Louisiana

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 10:47 PM 46,570 Views 35 Comments

Satellite images show that Hurricane Laura is threatening to smash homes and sink entire communities.

After wreaking destruction in Cuba and Haiti, 'major' Hurricane Laura storms towards Texas and Louisiana
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After wreaking destruction in Cuba and Haiti, 'major' Hurricane Laura storms towards Texas and Louisiana

Aug 25th 2020, 9:11 PM 16,721 Views 3 Comments

Evacuations in the two US States were ordered, as “destructive waves” are expected, as well as up to 30cm of rain which could cause flash flooding.

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as state braces for flash flooding
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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as state braces for flash flooding

Jul 26th 2020, 7:42 AM 13,048 Views 8 Comments

Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flash flooding.

Tropical Storm Hanna nears hurricane strength as it approaches Texas
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Tropical Storm Hanna nears hurricane strength as it approaches Texas

Jul 25th 2020, 1:04 PM 18,373 Views 7 Comments

Forecasters expect the weather system to bring heavy rain, storm surges and possible tornadoes.

Limerick man jailed in US for trafficking endangered rhino horns
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Limerick man jailed in US for trafficking endangered rhino horns

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:07 AM 28,051 Views 32 Comments

John Slattery was extradited to the US in May over charges relating to wildlife trafficking.

Texas resumes executions after months-long shutdown due to Covid-19
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Texas resumes executions after months-long shutdown due to Covid-19

Jul 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 33,549 Views 74 Comments

Billy Joe Wardlow, convicted for murder, was given the lethal injection yesterday evening.

US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics
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US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics

Jun 29th 2020, 5:11 PM 17,092 Views 42 Comments

The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.

Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close
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Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close

Jun 29th 2020, 3:28 PM 42,627 Views 11 Comments

Bars in seven Californian counties have been ordered to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Texas halts reopening as US virus cases soar
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Texas halts reopening as US virus cases soar

Jun 26th 2020, 7:06 AM 30,309 Views 30 Comments

Texas was among the most aggressive states in reopening in early June after months of lockdown.

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
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Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:53 PM 33,335 Views 0 Comments

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

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