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Houston: Largest city in Texas
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,320,268. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 7,066,141 in 2019.

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Supreme Court allows Trump to end census early [Video]

Supreme Court allows Trump to end census early

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a lower-court ruling that had ordered the country's decennial population count be continued until Oct. 31. The Census Bureau said on Aug. 3 that it would wind..

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Amid record early votes, a battle over ballots [Video]

Amid record early votes, a battle over ballots

[NFA] Fears of contracting the novel coronavirus have pushed Americans to cast over ten million early votes in the 2020 election, and Republicans and Democrats are locked in a battle over those..

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Research shows benefits, risks of treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery [Video]

Research shows benefits, risks of treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery

Results of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial shed light on when antibiotics instead of surgery might be the better choice for treating appendicitis in some patients, according to a new study. The..

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'I want to be prepared': gun sales spike in Texas [Video]

'I want to be prepared': gun sales spike in Texas

Civil unrest and the upcoming presidential election have Texans, like Teanna Walker, a retired marine, scrambling for ammunition and guns. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Beta weakens as it crawls through Texas [Video]

Beta weakens as it crawls through Texas

Beta weakened to a tropical depression on Tuesday (September 22) as it crawled inland along the Texas coast south of Houston, unleashing heavy rains and flooding.

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Fire near Houston burns apartments being built

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George Floyd Mural Unveiled to Mark Birthday

George Floyd's being honored and remembered in his hometown ... with a new mural set to be unveiled just in time for his birthday. The mural is being painted in the Houston neighborhood where George..
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Houston student group wants virtual school until vaccine available

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3 killed after stairwell collapse in Houston; bodies not recovered

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'Ain't nobody better': Carlos Correa burnishes postseason cred as Astros blast A's 10-5 in ALDS opener

The Astros and Athletics traded homers in Game 1 of the American League Division Series with Houston emerging with an 10-5 victory.
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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead, 1 Injured

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3 dead in Texas after partial building collapse

Fire officials say three workers were killed and one was injured during a partial collapse of a high-rise building under construction in Houston. (Oct. 5)  
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County clerk: Texas gov.'s order suppresses voters

The clerk for the Texas county that includes Houston says Gov. Greg Abbott's move to restrict the number of drop-off sites for mail-in ballots is an intentional move to suppress the vote. Abbott says..
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91-year-old professor's virtual teaching goes viral during pandemic

Charles Krohn, a professor emeritus at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, is embracing a new way of teaching at the age of 91. Meg Oliver shares his story.
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Deadly water microbe warning after Texas boy dies

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Astronaut to vote from space in November election

One American plans to vote in the upcoming election, even though she'll be more than 200 miles above earth on November 3. Astronaut Kate Rubins is training for a mid-October launch to the International..
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Texas Warns Houston-Area Residents of Brain-Eating Amoeba in Water

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Houston sampling wastewater to track COVID-19

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Tropical Depression Beta swamps Texas: Houston gets over a foot of rain, roads are under water

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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast

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4 Houston officers fired after fatal shooting

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Houston museum uses confederate statue for healing

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