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They used their car to stay warm when a winter storm brought down the Texas power grid. In a state that doesn't require carbon monoxide alarms in homes, they had no warning they were poisoning themselves.

Texas has the largest number of uninsured residents in the nation, many of them working adults who can’t afford private or subsidized insurance but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. An effort to expand Medicaid this #TXlege  session is likely dead.

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At least 23 children have died in Texas’ long-term foster care system since summer 2019, according to a report by court-appointed monitors for state agencies in charge of the system.

Texas colleges and universities will get an additional $2 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus funding. Half must be used for financial grants to students struggling due to the pandemic, including undocumented and international students.

Texas officials, including those in Gov. Greg Abbott's office, knew for months that foster children were illegally placed in an unsafe shelter. It didn't end until a whistleblower came forward.


As snow blanketed much of Texas on Sunday, an 11-year-old gleefully played outside. It was his first time seeing snow. Less than 24 hours later, as temperatures plunged to near single digits and homes lost power, the boy died.

NEW: ICE deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment at an El Paso immigrant detention center, according to the witness' lawyers. With @ProPublica :

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Stop stockpiling groceries and household supplies. There's no shortage if everyone only takes what they need. #coronavirus  #COVID_19  #COVID19 

1/ People are buying diapers, wipes, soaps and toys to donate to children in overcrowded migrant detention centers. But they're being turned away.

No, frozen wind turbines are not the main culprit for Texas' power outages.