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Texas: State in the southern United States
Texas is a state in the South Central Region of the United States. It is the second largest U.S. state by area and population. Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

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44 Spring Breakers Who Partied In Cabo Now Have Coronavirus [Video]

44 Spring Breakers Who Partied In Cabo Now Have Coronavirus

According to The New York Times, forty-four Texas spring breakers who recently vacationed in Cabo, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Four of them are asymptomatic. They are all in..

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U.S. spring breakers test positive for virus [Video]

U.S. spring breakers test positive for virus

A group of American students have tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from their spring break trip in Mexico. Gloria Tso has more.

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U.S. appeals court allows Texas abortion ban amid pandemic [Video]

U.S. appeals court allows Texas abortion ban amid pandemic

A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday (March 31) that Texas is allowed to limit a woman's ability to get an abortion under the state order stopping non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus..

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70 Gen Z'ers Went To Cabo Together. 28 Of Them Came Back With COVID-19 [Video]

70 Gen Z'ers Went To Cabo Together. 28 Of Them Came Back With COVID-19

Young people of Gen Z have been called out repeatedly for ignoring calls for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Some have continued to crowd beaches and party on booze cruises, often..

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Price-Gouging Allegation Leaves 750,000 Face Masks in Limbo [Video]

Price-Gouging Allegation Leaves 750,000 Face Masks in Limbo

The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks.

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Elderly Woman Trapped On COVID-19 Ship Fears Being Carried Off, Not Walking Off [Video]

Elderly Woman Trapped On COVID-19 Ship Fears Being Carried Off, Not Walking Off

Four passengers have died aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship stricken with the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, the MS Zaandam has two more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The remaining..

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An astronaut's survival guide to social-distancing [Video]

An astronaut's survival guide to social-distancing

Stick to routines, stay connected with family and sneak away to recharge every day - those are some of the tips NASA astronaut Nick Hague gave for surviving the coronavirus crisis, which he said was..

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Women Get Hit With Delay In Reproductive Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Women Get Hit With Delay In Reproductive Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and infected at least 73,000 and killed more than 1,000. According to Reuters, it didn’t just hurt the economy but has hit women’s reproductive needs...

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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Trump & Dan Patrick on Quarantine 'Minilogue' | THR News [Video]

Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Trump & Dan Patrick on Quarantine 'Minilogue' | THR News

The late-night host gives commentary on the president and Texas lieutenant governor calling for people to return to work earlier than initially planned and joins the rock musician for some FaceTime.

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Says Older Americans Should Take Risks During Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Texas Lieutenant Governor Says Older Americans Should Take Risks During Coronavirus Pandemic

While on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' Dan Patrick expressed the need for America to return to normal.

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Tito’s Vodka to Begin Producing Hand Sanitizer [Video]

Tito’s Vodka to Begin Producing Hand Sanitizer

Tito’s Vodka recently announced their plan to convert their distillery located in Austin, Texas, into a hand sanitizer production facility.

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Age And The Coronavirus [Video]

Age And The Coronavirus

80% of coronavirus deaths in the US so far have been among people 65 and older. The CDC looked at 4,226 confirmed coronavirus cases as of March 16, reports Business Insider. Statistically, deaths, ICU..

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Senator John Cornyn Doesn't Find Term 'Chinese Virus' Controversial [Video]

Senator John Cornyn Doesn't Find Term 'Chinese Virus' Controversial

President Donald Trump called the coronavirus the “Chinese virus” and caused some controversy. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he didn’t find the president’s phrasing of the virus..

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'Queer Eye' Texas For Season 6 [Video]

'Queer Eye' Texas For Season 6

Get ready, cowboys: the Fab Five are heading to the Lone Star State. Netflix confirmed Wednesday that production on the sixth season of “Queer Eye” had kicked off this week in Austin, Texas. As..

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SXSW Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns [Video]

SXSW Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

The annual film, tech and music festival was scheduled to start next week in Austin, Texas, on March 13.

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Grand Princess cruise ship to disembark in Oakland [Video]

Grand Princess cruise ship to disembark in Oakland

The Grand Princess cruise ship currently stranded off the California coast due to a coronavirus outbreak is expected to dock as early as Monday (March 9) at a port in Oakland. Gloria Tso reports.

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Life in limbo aboard the Grand Princess [Video]

Life in limbo aboard the Grand Princess

Kathleen Reid, a passenger aboard the Grand Princess, which is ordered to remain off the coast of San Francisco and may have passengers with coronavirus, details life on the vessel, but says 'nobody..

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Coronavirus Found In 2 New States, Washington's Toll Climbs [Video]

Coronavirus Found In 2 New States, Washington's Toll Climbs

At least 52 new cases of the fast-spreading coronavirus have been reported across the United States. This includes the first cases in Tennessee, Texas and the city of San Francisco. The number of..

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'You will pay the price': Schumer to conservative justices [Video]

'You will pay the price': Schumer to conservative justices

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday told conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices "you have released the whirlwind" if they move forward on a controversial abortion case.

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'It's going to be pretty close': Sanders [Video]

'It's going to be pretty close': Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday described his opponent Joe Biden as a 'decent human being' but said he's ready to take him on in a 'neck and neck' race to clinch the..

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'Incredible comeback' for Biden: Trump [Video]

'Incredible comeback' for Biden: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in on the 'Super Tuesday' nominating contests, saying it was an 'incredible comeback' for former vice president Joe Biden.

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Demonstrators gather as Supreme Court weighs abortion rights case [Video]

Demonstrators gather as Supreme Court weighs abortion rights case

As justices weighed a major abortion rights case concerning a Louisiana law, supporters and opponents demonstrated outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Wall Street jumps on Biden's Super Tuesday win [Video]

Wall Street jumps on Biden's Super Tuesday win

Healthcare and tech stocks boosted Wall Street Wednesday after Joe Biden's surge in the Super Tuesday Democratic primaries. Fred Katayama reports.

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Biden Snags Texas In Super Tuesday [Video]

Biden Snags Texas In Super Tuesday

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A resurgent Joe Biden rode a wave of momentum to win Texas and eight other states, while Bernie Sanders was leading in Super Tuesday’s biggest race in California, setting up a..

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He Kissed His Mother Goodbye. Then He Learned She Had Coronavirus.

A fence builder said he spent five hours with his dying mother at a Texas nursing home before learning she had tested positive for the virus.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Trying to Lead in a Pandemic Without Picking Sides

The Texas governor hasn’t defied President Trump, like some of his fellow Republican governors have. He also hasn’t ignored public health recommendations. He’s aiming for crisis management that..
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Airline refutes Mexican authority's account of spring break coronavirus outbreak

College students from Texas who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after spring break in Los Cabos traveled to the Mexican beach resort on Viva Aerobus, the airline said, and were there a week..
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Coronavirus Sweeps Through a San Antonio Nursing Home

The virus infected 66 of the facility’s 84 residents and killed an additional resident, with several infected employees working at other facilities in Texas.
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Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governor

Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday.
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95-year-old Texas woman won't let coronavirus wreck her birthday

LaVon Oglesbee has had a lot of birthdays. She knows the secret to making them special. Hint: It's already in the house.  
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28 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, but returned to find that 28 had tested positive. Dozens more are being monitored.
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Truck carrying toilet paper catches fire in Texas

A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate. (April 1)  
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Texan spring break group tests positive for coronavirus after Mexico beach trip

Twenty-eight students who returned to Texas after spring break at Mexico's Cabo San Lucas beach resort have tested positive for coronavirus, although Mexican officials pushed back against the..
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U.S. appeals court allows Texas abortion curbs amid pandemic

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Texas to enforce limits at least temporarily on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring the postponement of non-urgent..
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In Texas airports, troopers check travel history

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be in airports across the state indefinitely to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's executive orders that anyone traveling from hotspot locations will have to..
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Family recreates trip to Disney after parks close due to coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus wasn't stopping this Texas family from feeling the Disney magic from their own home.
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AP Top Stories March 31 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday March 31st: NY Gov. Cuomo asks for medical volunteers; Penn. Gov. says schools to stay closed indefinitely; Residents with COVID-19 die in Mass. veterans home; Texas..
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25 years after her death, singer Selena inspires fans across the US to pursue their dreams

Years after her death, Texas singer Selena Quintanilla lives on in the hearts of many Americans.
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Texas Abortion Clinics Can Keep Operating, Judge Rules

A Texas order said abortion was a nonessential medical procedure that had to be delayed because of the coronavirus. A federal judge ruled that amounted to a ban on abortion.
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U.S. judge stops Texas from curbing abortions during coronavirus crisis

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked Texas officials from banning most abortions in the state as part of their order to postpone surgeries and procedures deemed not medically necessary during the coronavirus..
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Undocumented immigrants working on pandemic's front lines fear for health and home

USA TODAY spoke with DACA recipients working on the front lines of the pandemic in California, Florida, Texas and the suburbs of New York City.
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TX Gov: NYC, New Orleans travelers must quarantine

Texas joined other states Thursday in imposing quarantines on travelers from the New York area, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., and put similar restrictions on people arriving..
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Coronavirus gouging? Texas AG sues auctioneer for allegedly jacking up prices on 750,000 face masks

The Texas attorney general is accusing an auctioneer of price-gouging disinfectant wipes, hand soaps, and 750,000 high-quality face masks
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Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on Facebook that Democrats were terrorists and should be shot on sight, prosecutors said.
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Solo childbirth, halted fertility treatments: women's healthcare takes hit from coronavirus

In New York, a mother-to-be faces childbirth without her husband. In Texas, hundreds of women seeking abortions are turned away. Across the country, women are facing postponed mammograms and suspended..
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Passersby check out virus-themed murals in Austin

Artists paint a series of coronavirus-themed murals on the outsides of boarded-up businesses in Austin, Texas. (March 26)  
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In spite of the novel coronavirus, Texas teachers parade through students' neighborhoods

Despite COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio, Texas teachers staged a car-pool parade through students' neighborhoods with signs saying, "we miss you!"
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Fires of U.S. culture wars flare amid coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New Jersey's Democratic governor refused to..
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Once upon a time, coronavirus tried to ruin story hour. But Granzo and Theezy found a way.

A grandmother and grandson in Austin, Texas, share a love of books. When coronavirus threatened their story time, they made it work.  
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Texas' lieutenant governor suggests grandparents are willing to die for US economy

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appeared on Fox News' 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' and said the U.S. should go 'back to work.'
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Texas and Ohio Include Abortion as Medical Procedures That Must Be Delayed

The moves by the states set off a new front in the political fight over abortion during the coronavirus pandemic.
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More severe storms are in the forecast for Friday as a cold front roars east

More stormy weather was in the forecast Friday across portions of the eastern U.S., a day after severe storms lashed Arkansas and Texas.  
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Special Southwest Edition Ram 1500 adds to pickup's Texas-size appeal

Special editions of pickups are a profitable sales tool for the Detroit Three. This version of Ram will be less expensive than the Laramie Longhorn.
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Prisons restrict inmates, staffers' movements as they try to keep coronavirus out

The federal Bureau of Prisons, along with Texas, California and Florida, have cut off inmate visitation to prevent them from contracting coronavirus.
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No milk, no bleach: Americans awake to coronavirus panic buying

In Union, New Jersey, a Target opened at 8 a.m. and had sold out of its full stock of milk and bottled water five minutes later. In Austin, Texas, some gas station pumps ran dry. Not a bottle of bleach..
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Pregnant teen falls from Texas border wall and dies as migrants take more risks to cross

A 19-year-old pregnant Guatemalan who fell attempting to scale the border barrier near El Paso has died. Her unborn child did not survive.
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'People are terrified': Daily life on hold as Americans face coronavirus threat

In Texas, a photographer worries about paying his bills. In Pennsylvania, an aspiring dancer struggles with a canceled audition. In suburban Los Angeles, a mother wonders whether anyone will show up..
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U.S. FAA revokes operating rights for company that transported baseball, hockey teams

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued an emergency order revoking the operating certificate of a Texas company for conducting dozens of unauthorized charter flights and..
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Justice Dept sets in motion mass DNA collection from detained immigrants; effort has drawn fierce resistance

The Justice Department on Friday set in motion the mass collection of DNA from detained immigrants, building on a program in Michigan and Texas.
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