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Parts of Texas are being told they shouldn’t expect power Tuesday night or even longer, as winter storms leave millions without power

Millions still don’t have power in Texas, and Austin power providers have said outages will continue. Austin Energy said that outages will likely extend into Wednesday. The privately owned Electric Reliability Council of Texas has not provided a clear timeline either. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Energy utility services […]
Parts of Texas are being told they shouldn’t expect power Tuesday night or even longer, as winter storms leave millions without power
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The top 10 places Americans moved to at the height of the pandemic in 2020

Millions of Americans have requested mail-forwarding services amid the coronavirus pandemic. MyMove, analysing US Postal Service data, found that Americans moving between February and July 2020 mostly fled urban cores for more suburban areas. The country’s largest winner of residents was Texas. Six of the 10 places on this list […]
The top 10 places Americans moved to at the height of the pandemic in 2020
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At least 60 residents of a luxury Houston apartment complex managed to get a COVID-19 vaccine — but Texas health officials say it’s not an approved provider.

At least 60 residents of a luxury Houston apartment complex have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the general manager told the Daily Beast. A spokesperson for Houston’s Health Department, however, has said that the apartment complex is not a registered vaccine provider. Texas Department of State Health Services’ map of local […]
At least 60 residents of a luxury Houston apartment complex managed to get a COVID-19 vaccine — but Texas health officials say it’s not an approved provider.
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Pennsylvania, Texas, and Minnesota are setting aside some of their ballots in case a judge throws out the votes. Here’s why.

In Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Harris Count, Texas, federal judges have ordered election officials to “segregate” certain ballots. For Pennsylvania and Minnesota, the vote-by-mail ballots that arrive after Election Day are being set aside in case another court invalidates them. In Texas, around 127,000 votes that were cast at drive-thru locations […]
Pennsylvania, Texas, and Minnesota are setting aside some of their ballots in case a judge throws out the votes. Here’s why.
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‘TAKE TRUMP TO PRISON’: Vandals target a Trump billboard in Houston

A billboard put up by the right-wing PAC Turning Point Action for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in Houston, Texas, was vandalised this week. The vandalism was first reported on Twitter by Houston-based lawyer Rogelio Garcia, who said the sign had been vandalised about a week after it had been […]
‘TAKE TRUMP TO PRISON’: Vandals target a Trump billboard in Houston
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The Houston Police police chief called it ‘inexplicable’ that 4 of his officers fired 21 shots at an incapacitated man during a mental health call. They have been fired.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has fired four officers who were involved in the April shooting of 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez. On April 21, five Houston officers responded to a mental health crisis call. On scene, Chavez approached them with what police believed was a weapon and two officers fired three […]
The Houston Police police chief called it ‘inexplicable’ that 4 of his officers fired 21 shots at an incapacitated man during a mental health call. They have been fired.
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Houston mayor says the city’s coronavirus crisis could’ve been avoided if Texas’s governor hadn’t obstructed local efforts to control the outbreak

Mayor Sylvester Turner blames Gov. Greg Abbott for hindering his efforts to wrestle control of Houston’s coronavirus outbreak. Texas is the third hardest hit state in the US, and Harris County, where Houston is located, has the highest caseload. Texas reopened on May 1, which Turner believes was premature and […]
Houston mayor says the city’s coronavirus crisis could’ve been avoided if Texas’s governor hadn’t obstructed local efforts to control the outbreak
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Houston wants police to fine people $250 for not wearing masks as the coronavirus ravages the city. The Houston police chief is urging people to wear a mask for the ‘greater good’

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday ordered police to issue citations to people who fail to wear masks in public. People who ignore the citation could face a $US250 fine. Turner wants to reduce the city’s high coronavirus positive rate to 5% by the end of August. Houston Police Chief […]
Houston wants police to fine people $250 for not wearing masks as the coronavirus ravages the city. The Houston police chief is urging people to wear a mask for the ‘greater good’
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Dozens of truckers shut down a busy Houston interstate to protest low pay

Roughly 70 truckers slowed traffic in protest on a Houston interstate Monday. The independent truckers say brokers haven’t paid them for completed work and continue to underpay. Houston police arrested one protester and issued citations, and they say they’re investigating the wage-theft claims. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Dozens of truckers shut down a busy Houston interstate to protest low pay
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7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US

Multiple cities and towns in the US have seen their land dip lower, which could damage infrastructure and make them more vulnerable to flooding. The main cause of sinking land is often excessive groundwater pumping, which creates a change in pressure and volume that causes the land to cave in. […]
7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US
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What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities

A $US250,000 home can range from a small city condo to a house in a spacious suburban culdesac. We teamed up with Trulia to see what a $US250,00 home looks like in the 25 most populous cities in the US. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. With $US250,000, you can buy […]
What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities
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United’s terminals at Houston’s largest airport just got a $180 million upgrade. Here are 4 dazzling restaurants travellers can now check out.

United Airlines’s Terminal E at George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is getting a culinary makeover. The reimagining of Terminal E was completed by airport dining experts OTG. OTG’s investment in United’s Houston terminals totaled $US180 million. The four restaurants were designed by Rockwell Group and all feature unique […]
United’s terminals at Houston’s largest airport just got a $180 million upgrade. Here are 4 dazzling restaurants travellers can now check out.
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No, Houston won’t be getting a sex robot brothel

Officials on the Houston City Council officially blocked the opening of what would have been the first sex-robot brothel in the US. A Toronto-based company, KinkySdollS, hoped to extend their “adult love dolls rent-before-you-buy service” that they have in Toronto to Houston. Prior to the vote, a petition against the […]
No, Houston won’t be getting a sex robot brothel
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Zappos Has Figured Out How To Make Waiting For Your Baggage At The Airport Fun

Travelling on the day before Thanksgiving is a nightmare. But Zappos saw this as a perfect opportunity to act on their ” Deliver Happiness” mantra. Throughout the day, lucky travellers in Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will win prizes like Northface jackets and Oxo home appliances. Zappos took large sections […]
Zappos Has Figured Out How To Make Waiting For Your Baggage At The Airport Fun