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Expanded mail-in voting in Texas during coronavirus crisis blocked again

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Dan Patrick: America needs to 'turn to God' to fix racism

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US appeals court blocks expanded mail-in voting during pandemic in Texas

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Bexar County GOP chair spread conspiracy theory that George Floyd killing may have been staged to hurt Trump

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Fact-check: Has the NAACP always endorsed Joe Biden?

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Abbott says Texas doesn’t need U.S. military to deal with protest violence

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Federal judge rejects conservative lawyers’ challenge to State Bar of Texas fees

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Protests could lead to spike in coronavirus cases, health and local officials warn

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Texas conservatives ask court to strike down Abbott’s coronavirus orders

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Texas Supreme Court: Mail-in voting can’t expand due to lack of coronavirus immunity

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Abbott says Amarillo has `turned the corner’ on coronavirus

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Pelosi to appear at Texas Democrats' virtual state convention

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Texas parks are taking camping reservations again

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Cops worry if virus kills them, families won’t get death benefits

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Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting amid coronavirus fears is blocked

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Coronavirus in Texas: San Antonio Food Bank president criticizes food distribution contract given to events company

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Back and forth: Ruling on expanded mail-in voting during pandemic is blocked

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U.S. Approves Plan to Build the Nation’s Largest Solar Project in the Desert by 2022

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Coronavirus in Texas: Former Texan reportedly tapped for White House domestic policy role during push for more states to reopen

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Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to limit mail-in balloting

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Trump Joins the Tesla Fray, Declares California Should Let Elon Musk Open His Plant "NOW"

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As her party railed against attempts to expand mail-in voting, a Texas GOP congressional candidate gave a "green light"

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Coronavirus in Texas: Federal officials split on what to include in next coronavirus relief package

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Lawsuit seeks to block Texas vote-by-mail restrictions

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Legal fight: Is vote by mail a coronavirus option in Texas?

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