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Oprah Winfrey cold calls Texas voters, first person leaves her nearly speechless

[Fox News] The media mogul partnered with Beto O’Rourke’s Powered by People organization. Oprah Winfrey recently summoned her cold-calling chops in order to encourage Texas voters to get to the polls — and the effort surprised the media mogul.  Winfrey, 66, partnered with Beto O’Rourke’s Powered by People organization.  In her first dial-out, the caller, named Christian, left Oprah nearly […]

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The wake of other boats in a pro-Trump parade in Texas caused 5 boats to sink, sheriff’s office says

(CNN) The wake generated by other boats caused five boats to sink on a Texas lake during a parade in support of President Donald Trump, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. The weather on Lake Travis, which is west of Austin, was calm Saturday, but the large number of boats moving together produced large […]

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“Bitcoin Pope” Hit With Cease and Desist Order by Texas Authorities

[DeCrypt] Texas Securities Commissioner issued the cease and desist order for a crypto fraud scheme that promises large returns. The Texas Securities Commissioner on Thursday demanded the immediate shutdown of a cryptocurrency investment program it alleges is operated by a would-be guru, one Eric Darwin Balusek, a.k.a. “Bitcoin Pope”. Texas State Securities Board Commissioner Travis […]

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Fears mount Hurricane Laura could be COVID-19 super-spreader in already struggling Texas and Louisiana

[NBC NEWS, GETTY IMAGES] People in a stadium in Lake Charles, La., wait to be evacuated before the arrival of Hurricane Laura this week. Texas and Louisiana were still struggling to contain the pandemic as Hurricane Laura bore down on them, and now officials fear a new wave of COVID-19 infections will come in the wake of […]

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US tops 5 million Covid-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally

[CNN] The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, […]

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Texas seeks millions from unemployed workers after state ‘overpaid’ benefits

[Houston Chronicle] The state is trying to claw back tens of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits that it mistakenly paid to thousands of Texans, many of whom have already spent the money and face difficulties paying it back. The Texas Workforce Commission has sent 46,000 notices to jobless workers seeking repayment of unemployment benefits that the […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Patients tested in California and Texas as WHO refuses to declare Health Emergency

[NEWSWEEK] Health officials are carrying out medical tests for the new coronavirus strain on patients who have recently returned from Wuhan, China, in Alameda County, California, and Brazos County, Texas. One of the patients is an unnamed student in Texas, who came down with a respiratory issue two weeks after traveling from Wahun. According to Reuters, […]

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