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Tesla relocates from California, sets up new corporate HQ in Texas

Tesla relocates from California, sets up new corporate HQ in Texas

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Enlarge / Tesla is not completely abandoning California, but it has moved its HQ to Austin, Texas. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told investors that the US's largest electric carmaker has moved its headquarters from California to Texas. In 2020, Musk personally relocated to Texas, which is home to SpaceX facilities and a…
The provisions in Texas’ restrictive abortion law are not popular, an NPR poll finds

The provisions in Texas’ restrictive abortion law are not popular, an...

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Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11 in Austin in opposition to a restrictive new abortion law. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11 in Austin in opposition to a restrictive new abortion law. Jordan…
A Texas Doctor Says He Defied The Abortion Law, Risking Lawsuits

A Texas Doctor Says He Defied The Abortion Law, Risking Lawsuits

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Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021 in Austin. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021 in Austin. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images Texas outlawed abortions past the six-week mark in a law that went…
Texas law could force social media to host misinformation and hate speech

Texas law could force social media to host misinformation and hate...

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Enlarge / US and Texas flags flying outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin.Getty Images | PA Thompson Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday signed a ban on social media "censorship" into law, imposing new restrictions on tech companies that are certain to spark a court battle similar to one happening in Florida. Industry groups…
News Brief: Texas Abortion Law, Ida’s Aftermath, Sackler Family Immunity

News Brief: Texas Abortion Law, Ida’s Aftermath, Sackler Family Immunity

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The Supreme Court allows Texas to implement a law making most abortions illegal. Storm's remnants cause problems for states besides Louisiana. Judge approves Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement.
Texas OB/GYN: My Existence Is In Violation Of The New Abortion Law

Texas OB/GYN: My Existence Is In Violation Of The New Abortion...

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Ahead of Texas' abortion ban going into effect on Sept. 1, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, an OB/GYN, about what it means for abortion providers and patients there.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, pictured here in July, is not experiencing any symptoms, his office said Tuesday. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, pictured here in July, is not experiencing any symptoms, his office said Tuesday. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been fully…
School mask battles rage on as more children fall ill, fill hospitals

School mask battles rage on as more children fall ill, fill...

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Enlarge / Second-grade teacher Wendy Verrall takes students temperatures during the first day of class at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, California, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. While battles over mask mandates in schools rage on in several states, the delta-fueled COVID-19 surge continues to sicken more and more children, sending some to the…
DOJ Threatens To Sue Texas Governor Over Using State Troopers To Turn Back Migrants

DOJ Threatens To Sue Texas Governor Over Using State Troopers To...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed the Biden administration for high levels of migration along the southern border. Eric Gay/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed the Biden administration for high levels of migration along the southern border. Eric Gay/AP AUSTIN, Texas — A new order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott…
Texans regret opting in to power plan that remotely raises thermostat temps

Texans regret opting in to power plan that remotely raises thermostat...

Some Texas residents who opted in to programs that remotely raise thermostat temperatures during heat waves regretted that decision last week. Power companies in multiple states offer promotions to enroll users into services that let the companies remotely adjust smart thermostats' temperatures by a few degrees when energy demand is high. These programs apparently worked…

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