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Protesters across the U.S. are descending on city streets to demand justice and systemic change when it comes to racial injustice at the hands of police officers.


Even the zoo has had to close until further notice.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

As Texas continues to relax its protective shutdown measures, attractions such as zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are starting to reopen in a limited capacity in San Antonio. 


JOLENE ALMENDAREZ | TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO

This weekend, hundreds of people in San Antonio rallied to demand justice for George Floyd -- a black Minneapolis man who died after being forcibly restrained by a police officer -- and bring awareness to issues of police brutality and racial injustice in America.


John Schulze

The coronavirus threat forced museums to close their doors in March, costing a collective $33 million every day in lost revenue from admission, gift shop sales and event rentals while under protective shutdowns. 


Blood donation centers around the country are experiencing critical shortages in inventory earlier than expected as drives and donations have decreased dramatically due to COVID-19 concerns.


Dallas Williams / Texas Public Radio

Texas already had the nation's highest uninsured rate pre-pandemic and the gap is expected to widen much further in its wake. The outbreak leveled the U.S. economy and caused massive layoffs, costing people not only their jobs but also their employer-sponsored health care coverage.


Shelter-in-place orders and distancing guidelines have kept COVID-19 case numbers at a manageable level so far, but the threat of community transmission is still very real.


MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

A federal judge on Tuesday opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering that all state voters regardless of age qualify for a mail-in ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

At least 2.6 million Texans filed for unemployment from March 15-May 15 due to widespread layoffs and furloughs caused by protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the state's unemployment office.


The next phase of Gov. Abbott's plan to restart the economy includes reopening Texas' approximately 5,500 bars, taverns and nightclubs at 25% capacity this Friday


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