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Protests took place across North Texas over the weekend in response to police killings of George Floyd and other black Americans nationwide.

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A weekend of protests over the death of George Floyd led to vandalism, arrests and a curfew in Dallas. Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster for Texas and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson declared the same for the city. 

Dallas Begins Making Arrests As Texas Cities Enforce Curfews

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Protesters gather in front of Dallas City Hall in downtown Dallas, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.
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Dallas police enforced a nighttime curfew by making dozens of arrests Sunday night, in a crackdown after several days of demonstrations that saw multiple eruptions of violence.

Eddie Gaspar / The Texas Tribune

The Texas Democratic and Republican parties are planning very different conventions this summer as the coronavirus pandemic persists — and drawing a growing national spotlight along the way.

Protestors at City Hall
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A curfew began at 7 p.m.  Sunday in downtown Dallas and nearby neighborhoods. Police Chief Renee Hall said it will be in effect until 6 a.m., and those hours will continue for the next several days. 

In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, an evacuee lies on a cot at an evacuation shelter for people with special needs, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, Fla.
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Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go?

Haxe of tear gas on I 35 in Austin
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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday afternoon that the entire state of Texas will be placed under a disaster declaration in response to demonstrators in several Texas cities protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody.

Olinka Green of Dallas spoke to the crowd in front of City Hall.
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Protests over the police killings of black Americans continued for a second day in Dallas. Saturday's events started peacefully, but police later used tear gas to disperse protesters in downtown, while other demonstrators briefly shut down highways and damaged businesses. 

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Several North Texas community and religious leaders gathered Saturday for a virtual conversation in light of protests across the country following the killings of black Americans by police officers.

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The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up.

Hardik Kalra stocks meat in a cooler at a local super market May 29 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Dallas and Fort Worth Friday night in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, black Americans recently killed by police officers.

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The death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody, was “horrific,” Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday.

Paul Sancya / Associated Press

Joe Biden will close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention next month that was moved online over fears of the coronavirus.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday he will extend the early voting period for an unspecified amount of time during the November election as concerns continue to persist around in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hugh Parmer speaks at a press conference.
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Hugh Parmer, who led Fort Worth from 1977 to 1979 and served in both houses of the state legislature, has died. He was 80.

Jennifer Whitney / The Texas Tribune

Starting Monday, low-income Texas families can apply for $285 in federal aid per child to make up for the free and reduced-price meals they missed while schools were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clockwise from top left: Alessandro Golinelli, Francesca Golinelli, Alexander Golinelli, Luz de María Gonzalez and Claudia Golinelli outside their home.
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The moment Alexander Golinelli calls every evening to say he's almost home, his wife, Claudia Golinelli, springs into action.

She brings a clean T-shirt, a clean pair of shorts and flip-flops to the garage for her husband, whose work as an electrician potentially exposes him to the coronavirus while he's in people's homes and businesses. 

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More North Texans are struggling with hunger at a time when it’s harder to leave the house than ever — so some local organizations are delivering food to people who need it.

Sam Johnson, Former Texas Congressman And Vietnam War Veteran, Has Died

May 27, 2020
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Former U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, a Texas congressman for more than 25 years and Vietnam War hero, died Wednesday in Plano, a family spokesperson said. He was 89.

David J. Phillip / The Associated Press

The City of Dallas’ mobile coronavirus testing service is making house calls, but it saw low numbers over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot.

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COVID-19 is affecting nonprofits that help people in need. About 40 million people nationwide have filed for unemployment during the pandemic — meaning many nonprofits will likely face their biggest challenges yet.

Justin Martin talked about this with Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County.

Michael Stravato / The Texas Tribune

With voting in the primary runoff election starting next month in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas secretary of state on Tuesday issued “minimum recommended health protocols” for elections, including a suggestion that voters bring their own hand sanitizer to the polls and that they "may want to consider" voting curbside if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

Joe Brown at lecturn speaking at a September 2019 press conference.
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A U.S. attorney in Texas who was appointed by President Donald Trump announced his resignation Tuesday, providing no explanation for his unusually abrupt departure.

Downtown Frisco
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In the booming suburbs north of Dallas, the city of Frisco grew faster than any other large city in the country over the last decade. That’s according to a new analysis from the Census Bureau.

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The Dallas Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo will both re-open Friday — and visitors can expect some new additions and new protocols. 

Both zoos are experiencing something they've never really encountered before: No visitors.

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Mackenzie Clark's distressed bell-bottoms splay out on the sidewalk as she crouches low to the ground, her camera lens pointed up at a group of recently graduated high school seniors. 

Wanda Cooper-Jones in a #RunWithAmaud tee shirt.
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He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. 

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A Parkland Health & Hospital System report last year found high rates of health disparities in certain ZIP codes in southeast Dallas. The report's co-author says those health disparities alone — along with bigger social distancing and job challenges — put those areas at high risk for coronavirus.

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