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Blackouts Prompt False Claims About Renewable Energy

Failures in thermal energy sources have caused the most issues

(Newser) - With millions of Texas residents still without power amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame, the AP reports. “This is a perfect example of the need for reliable energy sources like natural gas & coal,” Sen. Steve...

Texans Just Eclipsed a 2016 Mark
Just Eclipsed
a 2016 Mark

Texans Just Eclipsed a 2016 Mark

9 million people have cast ballots already in the state, more than in 2016

(Newser) - In the middle of a pandemic, during an intense election campaign, Texans are voting like there's no tomorrow. More people have voted already in the general election than cast ballots in 2016, the Hill reports. The state reports voting has topped 9 million, a record, as of Thursday; in...

Judge Loses Election, Releases Young Defendants

At least seven were released after being asked if they were going to kill anyone

(Newser) - A day after losing his re-election bid, a Texas judge released nearly all of the juvenile defendants who appeared before him after asking them whether they intended to kill anyone, the AP reports. Harris County prosecutors expressed concerns after Judge Glenn Devlin made the decision Wednesday in Houston. The juveniles...

Porn Site's Scholarship Goes to Middle-Aged Mom

Her boss is accused of trying to have her killed

(Newser) - MaryAnn Uribe has had a rough few years. In 2014, for instance, her former employer allegedly tried to have her killed. But, thanks to a purveyor of Internet pornography, things are looking up for the 48-year-old mother of two in San Antonio, Texas. Uribe has been announced as the recipient...

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