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Trump refused to commit to transfer power if he loses — Cornyn and some other Texas allies say don’t worry, he will


September 25, 2020

“Trump has been empowered by the deafening silence or craven approval of elected Republican enablers,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin, casting the election as a “choice between democracy and tyranny…. Every elected Republican who does not immediately denounce his threat to our sacred democracy is no longer fit to serve.” Sen. John Cornyn was among the majority of Republicans …

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Warming up with more sunshine


September 25, 2020

Sunshine will be the rule for the next few days across North Texas. With more sun, temperatures will be going up as well. The upcoming weekend will be dry and very warm with highs in the upper 80s to around 90. A cold front is expected to arrive Sunday night with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The front will …

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The border strains under the weight of the partial closure even as coronavirus thrives in the U.S., Mexico


September 25, 2020

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Street vendor Patricia Ramirez stares at the thinning line of cars along Juarez Avenue and moans with dread. Ramirez is four months pregnant with her second child. She sells trinkets — everything from candy and gum to Mexican flags — mostly to people crossing the border. But there are few customers now and sales have declined …

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Dallas police investigate shooting, crash that left 1 dead on U.S. 75 service road


September 25, 2020

Dallas police are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon that left one person dead near the intersection of the northbound U.S. 75 service road and Lemmon Avenue. Police were called to the scene on North Central Expressway about 4 p.m., and witnesses told them someone in a vehicle fired several rounds into the victim’s car. The shooting victim then lost control …

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State complies with motor voter law, allowing Texans to register to vote online for first time


September 25, 2020

AUSTIN — Less than two weeks before the voter registration deadline, Texans for the first time can register to vote online, but only while updating their driver’s licenses. Last month, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio gave the state a Sept. 23 deadline after ordering the Department of Public Safety to comply with the federal motor voter law. That law, …

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What you need to know about coronavirus, plus a map of every case in Texas


September 25, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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Dallas County adds 704 coronavirus cases, but only 20% are considered new; three new deaths reported


September 25, 2020

Dallas County on Thursday reported 704 more coronavirus cases — 141 considered new and 563 from previous months. Three new deaths were also reported. Labs either report coronavirus cases directly to the county health department or to the state health department, which then relays the information to individual counties. Of cases reported Thursday, Dallas County health officials said, 692 came …

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Attorney General Ken Paxton goes after alleged mail-ballot fraud in Gregg County race in East Texas


September 25, 2020

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced the arrest of a Democratic county commissioner and three associates in Gregg County in East Texas on charges of election fraud in a 2018 election. In an announcement with potential significance for the November elections when voting by mail is expected to increase significantly because of the threat of COVID-19, Paxton …

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A Dallas elementary school once facing closure now celebrated among nation’s best


September 25, 2020

Just two years ago, Edward Titche Elementary School in Dallas was facing the possibility of closing because it had long been failing state academic standards. But this week, Titche was one of 28 Texas schools named a National Blue Ribbon School, an honor awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to recognize campuses that are high performing and closing achievement …

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