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Hospitals in some parts of Texas are filling with coronavirus patients, alarming health officials. “We don't have any identified hot spots or large outbreaks. We just have lots and lots of community transmission.”

A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Children in Texas’ youth lockups are suffering from widespread sexual assault and other constitutional violations, reform advocates wrote Wednesday in a complaint urging a federal investigation into the state’s five youth lockups.

UT-Austin's band will not play "The Eyes of Texas" at this Saturday’s football game after a survey revealed many members are unwilling to play the school song, @thedailytexan  reported. The song has ties to minstrel shows where performers wore blackface.

Asian American voters are not a monolith. But recent polling suggests that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders overall may turn out in higher numbers for Democrats in 2020.

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Breaking: Voters in Harris County, Texas’ most populous county, can continue casting their ballots for the fall election at 10 drive-thru polling places. #tx2020 

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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 :

1/ You might be seeing headlines or tweets tonight that claim Texas says 58,000 non-citizens have voted in Texas. That is not true. That is not what the state has said. Here is what we know. #txlege 

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.

1/ A postal workers' union leader in San Antonio said today that the agency sought to hide evidence of problems when a congressman visited a facility this week.

1/ He has a birth certificate and a Social Security number. But ICE has detained this U.S. citizen for three weeks.

@SenTedCruz  successfully blocked a resolution honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He opposed "partisan" language that noted her dying wish was that her successor wouldn’t be chosen until after the 2021 presidential inauguration.

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