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 2020-06-01 00:43 

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Abbott declares disaster as politicians take their stands...

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for all Texas counties Sunday, "in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage."For Abbott, who has been governing since mid-March mostly on the basi...

 2020-05-31 23:06 

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DC mayor: We have to be concerned about virus rebound...

MIAMI — In hindsight, Rosa Jimenez Cano realizes that attending a protest against police brutality was risky — and not just for the usual reasons."This can be kind of a tinderbox for COVID," the 39-year-old venture capitalist said afte...

 2020-05-31 22:27 

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LIVE VIDEO: Protesters across the U.S. call for justice for George Floyd...

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 2020-05-31 22:04 

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US cities clean up, prepare for another night of unrest...

MINNEAPOLIS — America's cities boarded up windows, swept up glass and covered graffiti Sunday as the country's most significant night of protests in a half-century spilled into another day of unrest fueled by killings of black people at the ...

 2020-05-31 21:42 

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LIVE VIDEO: Protests in various cities calling for justice for George Floyd...

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 2020-05-31 18:24 

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Herman: A sad Sunday morning on Sixth Street...

It was Sunday, around 9 a.m., and I figured this might be kind of the calm after or between the storms in downtown Austin. It was fairly deserted, save for some folks (like me) surveying the damage from the Saturday night protest/riot/rally/mayhem/whateve...

 2020-05-31 17:15 

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WATCH: Mayor Adler discusses police protests over the weekend...

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke with American-Statesman reporter Tony Plohetski after multiple protests against police brutality were held in downtown Austin over the weekend. [...]...

 2020-05-31 15:19 

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19 arrested after downtown protests; another rally planned Sunday...

At least 14 people were arrested Saturday and five more early Sunday as protests against police and racism spawned fires and looting in downtown Austin.Austin police said charges ranged from robbery to assault on a peace officer to obstructing a highway.A...

 2020-05-31 15:19 

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Organizers cancel Sunday rally following 19 arrests in downtown protests...

A march planned for the grounds of the Texas Capitol on Sunday has been canceled, event organizers said.The Austin Justice Coalition planned a march to stand in solidarity with Minneapolis as they continue to fight for Justice for George Floyd as well as ...

 2020-05-30 23:56 

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Austin protests against police violence spread, scatter...

Seven hours after demonstrations against police violence started in downtown Austin Saturday, protesters showed no signs of flagging.Continuing demonstrations that started at Austin Police Department headquarters at noon, crowds moved to the Capitol, City...

 2020-05-30 20:26 

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Austin protest against police violence moves to Capitol...

Crowds of protesters have gathered on the south steps of the Capitol, continuing demonstrations that started at Austin Police Department headquarters at noon Saturday.Texas Department of Public Safety troopers worked with Austin police officers to remove ...

 2020-05-30 19:36 

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Austin officials call all police officers to report to duty; governor sends troopers to help...

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that he is making state resources available to cities to help control local protests of police violence. The offer came as Austin Police Department officials issued a citywide request for assistance, which means all Aus...

 2020-05-30 18:27 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sends troopers to help with protests in Austin and other cities...

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that he is making state resources available to cities to help control local protests.Abbott is offering troopers to help municipal police in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to ensure public safety. He said the T...

 2020-05-30 16:48 

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Following rowdy night, second round of protests starts at Austin police headquarters...

Protesters, holding signs and wearing face masks, have gathered in front of the Austin Police Department's headquarters to rally against police brutality.So far the mood is very different from an overnight demonstration that ended with officers firing...

 2020-05-30 16:21 

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LIVE VIDEO: Minnesota governor and faith leaders presser amid George Floyd protests...

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 2020-05-30 15:48 

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Following rowdy night, second round of protests planned at Austin police headquarters...

Protesters plan to again meet at Austin Police Department headquarters Saturday to rally against police brutality. This follows an overnight demonstration that ended with officers firing bean bag shots and making several arrests. The Saturday protest, at ...

 2020-05-30 12:53 

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Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm authorities again...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis, and the governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn't have...

 2020-05-30 06:46 

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Dozens protest George Floyd's death in front of Austin police headquarters...

About a hundred protesters denouncing police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week gathered in front of the Austin Police Department's headquarters in downtown Austin around midnight Saturday.A line of officers wearing helme...

 2020-05-30 03:08 

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Fatal police shooting of Michael Ramos goes to Travis County grand jury, DA says...

The police shooting that killed 42-year-old Michael Ramos in April will be presented to a grand jury, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said Friday."I reviewed the case today with my Civil Rights Director, and we believe the investigation...

 2020-05-30 02:53 

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Demonstrators in Houston, Dallas join nationwide George Floyd protests...

Protesters took to the streets in some of Texas' largest cities on Friday to decry the death of George Floyd this week after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck while he pleaded for air.Video and images posted on social media showed protest...

 2020-05-29 21:18 

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Austin protests against police brutality while grappling with own issues...

As protesters and even fellow police condemn a Minneapolis officer's kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed man who pleaded for air before he died, many will gather in downtown Austin this weekend to denounce police violence, including a fatal police sh...

 2020-05-29 20:32 

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Police arrest suspect in East Austin slaying, identify victim...

3:30 p.m. update: Austin police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old man whom authorities are linking to a deadly shooting at an East Austin apartment complex Thursday night.Officers responded shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday to reports of gunfire at the Spring...

 2020-05-29 19:30 

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Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy...

A Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer early Friday while searching a home after a neighbor reported a suspicious person in the area, authorities said.The shooting happened in the Sienna Plantation subdivision in Missouri Cit...

 2020-05-29 17:10 

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Williamson County reports 24th known coronavirus death...

Williamson County on Friday reported its 24th death from COVID-19, the disease linked to the coronavirus. The county's current number of known coronavirus cases is 596.The person who died was a man in his 60s, county officials said.Because of privacy ...

 2020-05-29 16:32 

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Governor acknowledges 'abject failure' in protest response...

MINNEAPOLIS — With smoke drifting over Minneapolis, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday acknowledged the "abject failure" of the response to this week's violent protests and called for swift justice for police involved in the death of Geor...

 2020-05-29 14:53 

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CORONAVIRUS IN TEXAS: Delays, privacy concerns slow efforts to track the virus using digital contact tracing...

Nearly three months into the coronavirus crisis in the United States, there's little progress on a federal -- or even state-level digital -- contact tracing effort to track the spread of the virus. Such technology would utilize the power of smartphone...

 2020-05-29 14:51 

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LIVE VIDEO: Minnesota Gov. speaks after days of volatile protests over death of George Floyd...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks following days of volatile protests in Minneapolis over death of George Floyd....

 2020-05-29 14:38 

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Trump says violent Minneapolis protests dishonor George Floyd's memory, Twitter labels 'shooting' tweet as 'glorifying violence'...

As the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct building burned early Friday, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling the city's mayor "very weak" and saying that "thugs are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd."...

 2020-05-29 11:58 

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Police seek suspect in deadly shooting at East Austin apartments...

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a man at an East Austin apartment complex.Austin police responded shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night to reports of gunfire at the Springdale Estates apartment complex on Springdale Road at P...

 2020-05-29 11:40 

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Minneapolis protests escalate as police precinct set on fire, CNN reporter arrested; Trump lashes out at looters on Twitter: What we know...

A Minneapolis police precinct was torched late Thursday night as protests intensified following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody this week after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee.Amid the escalating [...

 2020-05-28 20:37 

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Bastrop County coronavirus cases climb 31% in a week...

Bastrop County's local health authority said it's not yet known if the coronavirus has peaked in the rural county of about 85,000 residents as the number of positive cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, continues climbin...

 2020-05-28 20:21 

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Man shot in Cedar Park now charged with burglary, police say...

A man is now in stable condition after being shot in Cedar Park early Thursday after what police say was a drug-related altercation.Cedar Park police responded to the 2000 block of South Lakeline Boulevard after receiving a call about the shooting at arou...

 2020-05-28 20:05 

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Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.Still, the move appea...

 2020-05-28 19:38 

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Man accused of Austin shooting rampage deemed competent to stand trial...

A former Texas Capitol staffer accused of killing of his neighbor and going on a 2018 shooting rampage in South Austin has been found to be competent to stand trial, according to the Travis County district attorney's office.The competency finding will...

 2020-05-28 15:09 

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Fact-checking Trump's claim about MSNBC host...

This piece was originally published on PolitiFact.com on May 26, 2020Twice in the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has revived the unsupported assertion that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdered a member of his staff when he served in Congress in 200...

 2020-05-28 13:31 

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1 critically injured after Cedar Park shooting, police say...

A person was critically injured in a shooting in Cedar Park early Thursday, Cedar Park police said.Police responded to the 2000 block of South Lakeline Boulevard after receiving a call about the shooting around 4 a.m. The area is northwest of the intersec...

 2020-05-28 12:45 

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China approves sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, jeopardizing the city's autonomy...

China approved sweeping new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday, in a move that jeopardizes the city's autonomy, has sparked pro-democracy protests and drawn fierce criticism from the United States. Critics have warned the law coul...

 2020-05-28 12:45 

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'Stop killing black people': George Floyd's death sparks protests in Minneapolis, Memphis, LA...

Protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis. They chanted for justice in Memphis. They stopped freeway traffic in Los Angeles.The death of George Floyd continued to ripple across the U.S. on Wednesday night as the calls became louder for the [...]...

 2020-05-28 12:13 

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'Stop killing black people': George Floyd's death sparks protests in Minneapolis, Memphis, LA...

Protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis. They chanted for justice in Memphis. They stopped freeway traffic in Los Angeles.The death of George Floyd continued to ripple across the U.S. on Wednesday night as the calls became louder for the arrest of t...

 2020-05-28 12:06 

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Soldier stopped active shooter, saved 'countless lives' by striking him with car, police say...

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. A local police chief is calling a Fort Leavenworth soldier a hero for ending an active shooter incident Wednesday on the Centennial Bridge.The soldier, a 34-year-old man, intervened by striking the shooting suspect with his car, Leavenwo...

 2020-05-28 11:20 

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1 hospitalized after Cedar Park shooting, police say...

A person was injured in a shooting in Cedar Park early Thursday, Cedar Park police said.Police responded to 2000 South Lakeline Blvd. after receiving a call about the shooting around 4 a.m. The area is northwest of the intersection of U.S. 183 and Texas 4...

 2020-05-27 23:53 

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San Marcos police responding to shooting give all-clear, officials say...

San Marcos police responding to a shooting at the 1200 block of Sadler Drive say it is now safe for residents to leave their homes.Authorities said the shooting happened at the Sadler House Apartments and are asking people to avoid the crime scene while t...

 2020-05-27 14:06 

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'Contain potentially misleading information': Twitter fact-checks Trump's tweets...

WASHINGTON Twitter fact-checked and labeled some of President Donald Trump's posts as misleading on Tuesday. Trump responded by saying Twitter was "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and threatening to "strongly regulate" o...

 2020-05-26 23:46 

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Biden calls Trump a 'fool' for mocking masks during pandemic...

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's comments came a day after he wore a black face mask while making his first public appearance in more than two months....

 2020-05-26 22:37 

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Woman shot, killed in Pflugerville, police say...

A woman was found dead after a shooting in Pflugerville on Tuesday afternoon, police officials said.Pflugerville police said they responded to a shots fired call at the 15800 block of Foothill Farms Loop at 4:41 p.m.Officers at the scene found a woman wit...

 2020-05-26 20:59 

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Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man...

The death Monday night after a struggle with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities....

 2020-05-26 17:52 

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Georgia governor offers state as alternative GOP convention host...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, sent an open plea to Trump on Tuesday to consider his state as an alternate site for the quadrennial convention, which is set to gather more than 2,500 delegates and thousands more guests, press and security official...

 2020-05-26 17:45 

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Video shows officer kneeling on neck of black man who died...

The death Monday night after a struggle with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities....

 2020-05-26 17:43 

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4 killed on Texas 71 in Bastrop County identified...

Police have identified four people who died in two separate crashes on Texas 71 in Bastrop County last week.Both crashes occurred along the highway in the Cedar Creek area.Eulisses Martinez Zavala, 20, of Bastrop; Ramero Arenas Aguilar, 60, of Austin; and...

 2020-05-26 16:40 

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Facing death threats and no pay, mayors are the front-line commanders of the coronavirus pandemic...

Mayor Nan Whaley has faced her share of emergencies in Dayton, Ohio.A rapid-fire line of tornadoes tore through her city a year ago. In August, a [...]...

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