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Biden Administration Directs FEMA to Help Shelter Migrant Children

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in processing an increasing number of children and teenagers who have filled detention facilities at the southwest border, as criticism mounts over the treatment of young migrants. FEMA, which normally provides financial assistance during natural disasters, will help find shelter space …

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Biden Calls State Decisions to End Mask Mandates ‘Neanderthal Thinking’

Under the new orders in Texas and Mississippi, private businesses can maintain mask requirements. Many appeared on Wednesday to do just that, with Target and Macy’s among the largest to say face coverings would remain mandatory in Texas stores. Masks will be optional for customers in H-E-B, a popular grocery store in Texas[1]. Under Mississippi’s …

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Texas After the Storm

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The Impact of the Storm in Texas Could Lead to More Virus Cases, Experts Say.

More than a week after a powerful winter storm barreled through Texas, some experts say that the conditions — which forced hundreds of people across the state to huddle together in homes, cars and shelters to seek warmth — could lead to an increase in coronavirus cases. The devastating storm almost collapsed the state’s power …

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Biden Visits Storm-Battered Texas and Vows Federal Help ‘For the Long Haul’

WASHINGTON — At an emergency response center in Houston on Friday, President Biden praised officials who had slept in stairwells as they worked around the clock to help people with no power or drinkable water because of the devastating storms, low temperatures and breakdown of basic utilities that had paralyzed Texas. At a food bank, …

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Texas Hospitals Hard Hit by Covid Struggle Without Power and Water

AUSTIN, Texas — Some hospitals, short on heat or water, urgently raced to transfer their most critically ill patients elsewhere. Other hospitals were overflowing with patients injured in the winter storm or sickened during it, boarding them in hallways. At one hospital, the pipes burst, sending water spraying through the emergency room, while at another, …

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