Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday,though he has no symptoms, the governor’s office announced. An ardent opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, Mr. Abbott has taken his opposition to such requirements all the way to the state Supreme Court. He will now be isolated in the Governor’s Mansion while …

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It’s Time to Talk About ‘Hard Things’

“This sounds like a question not about how to have a hard conversation, but whether to have one.” — Anna Sale, the author of “Let’s Talk About Hard Things” The sex could be better, but you aren’t sure how to bring it up. A friend’s husband dies, but you’re at a loss for what to …

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Fact check: Sen. John Cornyn falsely claims there are ‘30,000’ US troops in Taiwan

Some of the criticisms lobbed at the Biden administration, however, have gotten certain facts wrong. On Twitter, Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, contrasted the number of US troops in places like South Korea, Germany, Japan and Africa to the much smaller number previously in Afghanistan. The Senator argued that “(t)he numbers indicate we …

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Tropical Depression Fred touches off tornadoes in the Carolinas.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Fred touched off a chain reaction of tornadoes and tornado warnings across the Southeast on Tuesday, especially in the Carolinas, one day after the storm system made landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Throughout the night, the Weather Service issued at least 10 tornado warnings in North and South Carolina, meaning …

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Milwaukee LaborFest canceled due to ‘logistical challenges’

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The Milwaukee Area Labor Council announced that the 2021 LaborFest parade and gathering has been canceled due to logistical challenges. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The 2021 event was supposed to take place on the Summerfest grounds on Monday, Sept. 6.  “Unfortunately due to logistical challenges, LaborFest 2021 …

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