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Texas surpasses 4 million total COVID-19 cases 

Texas surpassed 4 million coronavirus cases on Sunday, reaching the mark not quite 17 months after the state recorded its first confirmed case of the disease. The state logged 5,264 new COVID-19 …

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Texas law restricting access to abortion medications goes into effect Dec. 2 after governor signs bill

Just weeks after a near-total ban on abortion went into effect in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ceremonially signed a separate bill into law on Friday that will restrict Texans’ access to …

Citizen enforcement of Texas abortion ban could spread to other laws

The Texas anti-abortion law that incentivizes ordinary people to file lawsuits against health care providers has human rights advocates and legal experts worried that the legal maneuver will spread …

Texas abortion providers ask U.S. Supreme Court to fast-track their challenge to state’s near-total abortion ban

Texas abortion providers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their challenge to the state’s law that nearly bans abortion on an expedited basis without waiting for an appellate court …

Despite his victory in Texas and no credible evidence of widespread fraud, Donald Trump calls for election audit legislation

Former President Donald Trump has asked Gov. Greg Abbott to add an election audit bill to this year’s third special session, continuing his push to cast doubts on the election results of the …

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CDC director warns of ‘dire straits’ in COVID-hit areas of US

Parts of the U.S. health system “are in dire straits,” as the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant forces some states to prepare for rationed medical care, said …

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