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Winter storms cause power outages for millions in Texas
Snow on Mockingbird Lane approaching Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Snow on Mockingbird Lane approaching Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, U.S. Credit: Joe Mabel, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

An unprecedented winter storm has left roughly 4.3 million Texans without electricity due to a surge in demand, with people not having electricity for over 24 hours. Other states, including Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon, were also affected by the severe weather conditions.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has urged "all Texans to remain vigilant against the extremely harsh weather" and air travellers were warned that they should expect delays or cancellations.

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt first known U.S. governor to be infected with Covid-19
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt address his remarks during a roundtable discussion with Governors and small business owners on the reopening of America’s small businesses Thursday, June 18, 2020, in the State Dining Room of the White House.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt address his remarks during a roundtable discussion with Governors and small business owners on the reopening of America’s small businesses Thursday, June 18, 2020, in the State Dining Room of the White House. Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has been tested positive for Covid-19, making him the first known U.S. governor that has been infected with the novel Coronavirus. Stitt reported he was feeling fine except for a "little bit achy" and would be self-isolating and working from home for the foreseeable future.

Stitt has been pushing to reopen Oklahoma and has disregarded guidelines and advice from medical health professionals. He also attended Trump's Tulsa rally where he did not wear any face covering. Stitt doesn't believe he could have contracted the virus at the rally as it was "too long ago."

Law
McDonald's employees injured by customer
McDonald's Sign
McDonald's Sign Credit: unsplash.com/@joia15

A customer shot two Oklahoma City McDonald's employees after she was asked to leave the store's lobby, which has been closed for dining due to social distancing restrictions. When told to leave, the woman took out a gun and opened fire on the employees. Three workers were shot and a fourth suffered a head injury, neither injury was life-threatening.