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Congress members Introduce Legislation in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, announced today that she has introduced H.R. 6292, the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants Act, to help struggling farmers, ranchers, and small businesses that suffered an economic loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

After Four Days of Marathon Negotiating, Still No Stimulus Deal In the Senate

Pressure has been intensifying for days on the Senate to pass a massive stimulus package to respond to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, but Monday came and went without much action.

Houston Couple Leaves $9,400 Tip at Restaurant to Help Staff Get Through Coronavirus Shutdown

The staff at a popular Houston restaurant got a $9,400 tip from some regular customers who wanted to help them get by during the coronavirus shutdown.

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Kobe Bryant, fiery NBA superstar and future Hall of Famer, is dead at 41

It's hard to believe NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, whose prodigious talent and fiery, win-at-all-costs spirit made him one of the most famous and decorated athletes in history, is gone.

Katy Prairie Conservancy offers Stewardship Saturdays each month for groups and individuals to help keep the Katy Prairie healthy

The Katy Prairie Conservancy invites the public to participate in Stewardship Saturdays, in which corporate groups, service organizations, and individuals can come out to the Indiangrass Preserve on the Katy Prairie and help maintain the health of this vital natural resource. Stewardship Saturdays, held on the first Saturday of each month, guide volunteers through several restoration tasks each week that keep the land healthy, including managing invasive species, clearing fences of vegetation, and planting native plants.

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Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at 90

Former Rep. John Conyers, a longtime Michigan Democrat who represented parts of Detroit for more than 50 years before his resignation in 2017, died Sunday at age 90, his son, John Conyers III, told CNN.

7 Takeaways From the CNN/New York Times Democratic Presidential Debate

Polls show that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday night in Ohio, her 11 rivals acted like it.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.

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Cokie Roberts, broadcast journalism legend, dies at 75

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced.

Governor Abbott Appoints Fonseca To 464th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ysmael D. Fonseca, Jr. Judge of the 464th Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

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