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Texas Reports Highest 1-Day Death Toll Since Coronavirus Pandemic Began

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has set another single-day record for coronavirus deaths but Gov. Greg Abbott says there could be a “glimmer of hope” in Houston.

Texas reported 129 new deaths Thursday as July remains by far the state’s deadliest month of the pandemic. Health officials also reported more than 10,000 confirmed new cases for the third consecutive day.

It has been nearly three weeks since Abbott shut down bars again, a reversal made as cases spiked in Texas following what had been one of the swiftest reopening in America. The surge saw hospitalizations quadruple from June to July.

But Abbott told Houston television station KRIV there are signs for optimism as hospitalization rates in that city have steadied in recent days. The governor says “we’re certainly not out of the woods yet, but this could be a glimmer of hope."

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Biden Caught on Hot Mic Swearing at Fox News Reporter

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity.

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