Nearly half a million people remained without power on Thursday morning in Texas after an unprecedented winter storm hit the state earlier in the week. People across the state struggled to stay warm and find enough food and clean water in the ongoing dangerous, freezing conditions. Millions of people across the state have been issued a boil water notice after the storm caused widespread blackouts at water treatment facilities. Meanwhile, the state’s political leaders have been inadequate in their response, if not completely absent. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came under fire Thursday after he was photographed boarding a flight to Cancún, Mexico for a family vacation as millions of people in his state struggled to stay warm — not to mention the fact that we are still very much in the depths of the global coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, Republican Texas
A video showing Florida police officers raiding the home of an ousted state coronavirus data scientist has gone viral on social media, amassing almost six million views.
On Monday the Florida Department of Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones, who was fired by the state’s Department of Health in May.
Jones posted a 30-second clip on Twitter, taken from a camera inside her home, that showed the tense moments after she opened the door to an officer at around 8.30 a.m.
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