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Capitol Police beef up security for March 4 amid concerns over QAnon theory

Capitol Police beef up security for March 4 amid concerns over QAnon theory

drnadig/iStockBy LUKE BARR and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The United States Capitol Police said it has beefed up security on Capitol Hill this week due to “concerning information and intelligence” related to March 4, the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power.”The Department is aware of…Read more »

Fallout from Texas energy crisis that left millions in the dark continues

Fallout from Texas energy crisis that left millions in the dark continues

Martin Holverda/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(AUSTIN) — Texas lawmakers are looking to hold power companies and the executives who oversee them accountable for Texas’ recent energy catastrophe, which had deadly consequences. Millions in the state were left without heat and potable water following back-to-back winter storms.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Tuesday against…Read more »

Texas governor to end mask mandate, allow businesses reopen at full capacity

Texas governor to end mask mandate, allow businesses reopen at full capacity

PinkOmelet/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas’ statewide mask mandate and announced an executive order to allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity.”It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Abbott said at a news conference Tuesday.”COVID has not suddenly disappeared,” he added. “But it is clear from the…Read more »

At least 15 dead in California crash: Hospital officials

At least 15 dead in California crash: Hospital officials

wsfurlan/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News(IMPERIAL, Calif.) — At least 15 people have died from a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to officials with the El Centro Regional Medical Center.Hospital officials said they believe there were 27 passengers in the SUV that struck a semi-truck…Read more »