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AUSTIN, Texas—Texas lawmakers are poised to vote Thursday on a Republican-sponsored election bill that has received pushback from civil-rights groups and major corporations. The Texas bill comes after voting laws passed in Georgia and Florida that Republicans say will increase election security and Democrats contend will restrict voting access, particularly to minority communities. Florida Gov. …

The coronavirus pandemic has added stress, anxiety and sadness to the lives of many Americans. Consumer Reports found many people are downloading mental health apps to help. However, you should try to find out what they do with the information you share first. “What companies tell you about what they do with your data is …

SINGAPORE—China’s government is restricting the use of Tesla Inc.’s TSLA -0.57% vehicles by personnel at military, state-owned enterprises in sensitive industries and key agencies, citing concerns that the American electric-vehicle maker’s cars could be a source of national security leaks, according to people familiar with the effort. The move follows a government security review of …

A person holds a smartphone in front of ‘Available on the App Store’ words and the Apple logo. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.’s competition regulator on Thursday launched an antitrust investigation into Apple. The Competition and Markets Authority said it would investigate Apple over complaints from …

Throughout his four-year term, Trump tried to nullify more than 100 environmental and occupational standards — rules and regulations that protect our air, clean up our water, and reduce the threat of global warming. Most important, these protections safeguard America’s greatest resources: our children and our workers. While court challenges blocked some of these actions, …

With the Senate set to flip to Democratic control in the 117th Congress, albeit by a razor thin margin, the policy priorities for the upper chamber are likely to significantly change. In so doing, the various Senate committees will have new chairs, and their agendas will likely vary at least in part on the partisan …

Inside the Forsyth County Detention Center, Javarius Ford, Sr. is awaiting his next court hearing. Due to the pandemic, court is currently canceled. His wife said she’s unsure when he’ll be in front of a judge at this point. “He’s not doing good at all,” said his wife, Shaketa Ford, by Zoom call Friday afternoon.Ford …

For all of Donald Trump’s abysmal behavior as president, he managed to get a few things right. He was correct in saying that Americans have lost millions of good-paying jobs due to bad trade deals. He was right that China’s aggressive rise poses a threat to global freedom and prosperity. And he recognized that America’s …

U.S. pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continentwide study published today in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss of 1.5 billion …

A new attack ad by a deep-pocketed, conservative organization ignores a key part of Senate candidate Sara Gideon’s health care platform in describing a Medicare buy-in as a “gamble.” The ad also neglects growing popular support for a “public option.” The ad by American Crossroads – a political action committee that has spent nearly $200 …