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FILE - This Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo shows a closed sign near an entrance to a playground at an elementary school in Walpole, Mass., amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they're scrambling t…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, a Chicago police officer notifies a cyclist that the trails in Promontory Park, along Lake Michigan, are closed in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to shut down the trails alon…

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An NYPD officer wears personal protective equipment while maintaining order along a line to enter COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York. Police have stepped up efforts to pressure New Yorkers to practice social distancing at the epicenter o…

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A North Charleston police officer carries a protective mask around his gun belt while working traffic at Roper St. Francis' North Charleston office Monday, March 16, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is providing drive-thru specimen collecting for patients suspecte…

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A police officer wears a mask as he speaks to a man at the check point for a coronavirus drive-thru test facility, Monday, March 16, 2020, in San Antonio. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.

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A Denver Police Department officer wears a surgical mask while directing traffic at a coronavirus drive-thru testing site outside the Denver Coliseum Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Denver. Officials planned to administer 150 tests but the line of vehicles wrapped around three city blocks.

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Police check cars and pedestrians at a checkpoint at the entrance to the Village of Key Biscayne, Fla., Monday, March 23, 2020. The village issued an emergency order, banning all travel, starting Monday, within the village by non-residents, with a few exceptions.

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WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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Members of the 1207th Rhode Island National Guard unit stand at the Westerly, R.I., Amtrak station Friday, March 27, 2020, to inform passengers from New York of the 14-day quarantine restrictions if disembarking in Rhode Island ordered by Gov. Gina Raimondo. At the time of the photo, no pass…

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Members of the 1207th Rhode Island National Guard wait for disembarking passengers at the Amtrak station in Westerly, R.I., Friday, March 27, 2020, to inform passengers from New York of the 14-day quarantine restrictions if disembarking in Rhode Island ordered by Gov. Gina Raimondo. No passe…

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In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, an electronic sign in downtown Westerly, R.I., informs motorists coming of a quarantine policy announced by Gov. Raimondo. Travelers from New York will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in the state.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo addresses the media during a press at the State House in Providence. At rear right is Behind the Governor is Col. Christopher P. Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard.

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BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, but some say at least one state’s measures are unconstitutional.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said she doesn't want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from U.S. government custody but wants to know why they're still being held as the coronavirus spreads.

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A man smokes a cigarette while standing near closed stores at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism …

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Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's touris…

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Empty benches are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's touris…

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FILE - This March 19, 2011, file photo shows visitors hiking the shifting dunes of White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, N.M. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer said Friday, March 27, 2020, restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 have hurt the state's tourism i…

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RIO RANCHO, N.M (AP) — The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and the fate of the summer art market season is uncertain.

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Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's touris…

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Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's touris…

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An empty street and closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer say…

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An empty central plaza and shopping district is shown amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's tourism industry …

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In this March 5, 2020, photograph, visitors climb a gypsum dune in White Sands National Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Most national parks are open as a refuge for Americans tired of being stuck at home because of the coronavirus. Entry fees have been eliminated, but many parks are cl…

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In this March 5, 2020, photograph, a woman practices modern dance while visiting White Sands National Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Most national parks are open as a refuge for Americans tired of being stuck at home because of the coronavirus. Entry fees have been eliminated, but man…

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Andrea Schry, right, fills out the buyer part of legal forms to buy a handgun as shop worker Missy Morosky fills out the vendors parts after Dukes Sport Shop reopened, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New Castle, Pa. under the new conditions specified for gun stores. The store had closed last w…

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A gun store customer that gave his name only at John waits in line, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. As consumers are buying all kinds of goods in large quantities amid coronavirus concerns, putting pressure on inventories, John stated that he was there to buy ammunition because mo…

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Handguns sit in a display case at Nimrod Haven Hunting & Fishing in Hanover Township near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Pennsylvania's state-run background check system for gun purchases processed more than 4,300 transactions on Tuesday, about three times its typical dail…

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Todd Payne mounts a scope to a carbine rifle at Ross Coin and Gun on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Just as grocery stores have been stripped bare by Americans panicked by coronavirus, guns and ammunition have started flying off the shelves.

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Signs on the front doors of Dukes Sport Shop show the hours and conditions to comply with conditions to reopen Wednesday, March 25, 2020, after being closed by last week's ordered shut down of non-essential businesses by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, in New Castle, Pa.

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People wait in line to enter gun seller Tanner's Sports Center in Jamison, Pa., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Pennsylvania's state-run background check system for gun purchases processed about three times its typical daily rate on Tuesday, as guns and ammunition have been flying off store shelves…

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CORRECTS TO CULVER CITY, INSTEAD OF LOS ANGELES An employees stands at the entrance to a guns shop Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down. "We will be closing them, they are not an essential fun…

Harrison County election officials urge constituents to take advantage of early voting opportunities as the March 3 primary election approaches.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to report that 27 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program — including 14 convicted sex offenders — were arrested in 2019 by DPS and other agencies. Additionally, $40,500 in reward money was paid for anonymous tips that …

AUSTIN — The Office of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force (SASTF) today held its inaugural meeting at the Texas State Capitol. The meeting included discussions on the structure and vision for the task force, and served as a kick-off for phase one of the task force—which will…

Needed infrastructure and trade agreements likely won’t happen as long as Democrats press for impeaching President Donald Trump, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Tyler said Friday.

State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, returned to his Harrison County roots last week and addressed an audience at the Harrison County NAACP while on the campaign trail in his run for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat.

AUSTIN — Whether you’re in need of notebooks, rulers or running shoes, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and other items during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A statewide dust-up between the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and the leader of a hard-right political group left at least two East Texas lawmakers scratching their heads as they tried to learn whether — and why — the House leader would target their neighbor, state Rep. Travis Clardy.

The parents of three Boy Scouts electrocuted at an East Texas lake in 2017 were celebrating news Monday that regulations were coming to help prevent a similar occurrence again.

A controversial elections bill that would raise penalties for certain election-related offenses and establish tighter rules for assisting disabled, elderly or absentee voters is set for a public hearing and vote this week in a Texas House committee.

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

Blasting the Senate for taking a symbolic approach on school district taxes, a panel of House lawmakers heavily altered then approved the upper chamber’s version of priority property tax legislation late Thursday. And committee members pointedly included a provision meant to rebut claims tha…