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November 10 Newsletter

Houston police officer killed in north Houston
Our hearts are broken over the death of  Houston Police Officer Sergeant Sean Rios who was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire Monday afternoon. Forty seven-year-old Sgt. Rios, a 25-year-veteran of the Houston Police Department, was killed in the 7900 block of the North Freeway after police say he engaged a suspect in a gun battle. We will never forget him, his four children, family and friends.
Houston to spend $6.2M in COVID-19 funds to expand HPD domestic abuse teams
Houston plans to use $6.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief dollars to expand the availability of police department teams that help respond to domestic abuse calls.
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Houston to honor vets in pandemic-modified Veterans Day celebration
With no parade scheduled for Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, local groups instead will be marking the occasion with events ranging from mostly virtual to drive-thru.

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President-elect Biden announces coronavirus task force made up of physicians and health experts
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force signaled his intent to seek a science-based approach to bring the raging pandemic under control.
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Australia has almost eliminated the coronavirus — by putting faith in science
The Sydney Opera House has reopened. Almost 40,000 spectators attended the city's rugby league grand final. Workers are being urged to return to their offices. Australia has become a pandemic success story.
Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies
President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of executive orders after being sworn into office on Jan. 20, immediately forecasting that the country’s politics have shifted and that his presidency will be guided by radically different priorities.
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States and Localities Shouldn't Count on More Federal Aid
Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are opposed to further aid for states and localities. It looks like the Senate will stay in GOP hands, so prospects for relief next year have dimmed.

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Home Sweet Home in Orbit

A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station, humanity's high tech home in the sky.
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