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Gov. Abbott closes schools through May 4, extends social distancing through April 30

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new statewide order Tuesday afternoon closing all Texas schools through May 4, with the potential for future extensions, and extending his social distancing order for …

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Texas governor declares statewide emergency, says state will soon be able to test thousands

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday declared that the new coronavirus is a statewide public health disaster and said that Texas is on the verge of being able to significantly ramp up its testing capacity.

New Texas election process has Democrats expecting a delay in Super Tuesday delegate totals

Democratic leaders say the Texas secretary of state's office told them that a full accounting of how many delegates each presidential contender wins won't be available on election night. But the secretary of state's office says it does plan to have the results tabulated.

Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to end California law banning state-funded travel

After Texas passed a law in 2017 allowing foster care agencies to cite sincerely held religious beliefs to deny placements to gay couples, California banned state-funded travel to the Lone Star State.

Texas officials on the coronavirus: Keep calm and wash your hands

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency. But officials say the flu is still a bigger threat in Texas.

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Fed is headed for two quarter-point rate cuts this year: Survey

Economists now expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates multiple times this year – coming round to the view held by investors, though they haven't gotten all the way there …

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