His lights stayed on during the Texas storm.

Now he owes $16,752. nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/…
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said Ds and Rs must work together to make sure Texans "do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills." nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/…
NEW: Texas' utility regulator just ordered electric companies to stop disconnecting customers bc of unpaid bills and stop sending invoices, @jsmccullou reports.

Gov. Abbott says energy bill spike is "the top priority for the Texas Legislature right now." texastribune.org/2021/02/21/tex…
"Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the state’s Public Utility Commission has issued a moratorium on customer disconnections for non-payment and will temporarily restrict providers from issuing invoices." nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/…

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11 Feb
NEW: Judge says he will NOT raise bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18yo. accused of killing two people in Kenosha, who is currently out on $2 million bail.

Prosecutors had requested a $200K increase because Mr. Rittenhouse did not have his current address listed with the court.
The judge repeatedly criticized prosecutors for asking for the increase. He ordered that Mr. Rittenhouse share his address with the court clerk and a sheriff, but NOT with prosecutors.

"We don't know where an accused murderer's at," Kenosha DA told judge. "I'm not OK with that."
The judge also lectured @KimMotleysLaw, a lawyer for the victims, on Plessy v. Ferguson (the Supreme Court case upholding segregation) when she noted the bail conditions of a non-white defendant in a different case.

Judge said he's "not going to decide anything" based on race.
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3 Oct 20
15 hours of newly-released audio from the Breonna Taylor case reveal chaotic, conflicting accounts from people on either side of her apartment door — the one officers knocked off its hinges in March before killing her.

In today's @nytimes:
@nytimes Some of the main revelations:

• Officer who FBI says fired fatal shot: "It’s like a surreal thing. If you told me I didn’t do something at that time, I’d believe you. If you told me I did do something, I’d probably believe you, too."

• The only officer who has been charged (with endangering Breonna's neighbors) said he thought he saw someone inside armed with an AR-15. No such weapon was found.

He also said he had expected one unarmed woman w/ no criminal record to be home alone.
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2 Oct 20
NEW: Two very different accounts emerged today from either side of an apartment door in Louisville — the one that police officers knocked off its hinges as they charged into Breonna Taylor's home
Among 15hrs of grand jury audio:

• Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend said he was "scared to death"
• Police swear they announced; boyfriend says he & Breonna didn't hear
• Jurors were skeptical about some evidence
• NOT included: prosecutor statements/recs
So many more harrowing details emerged in the 15 hours of audio from the Breonna Taylor grand jury.

I and @NYT_Wright @jeligon @shailadewan @richoppel @sergenyt @GiuliaMcDonnell combed through all of it today.

This is what you need to know: nytimes.com/2020/10/02/us/…
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27 Sep 20
I'm now in downtown Portland, where protesters were holding a calm rally at the Justice Center until the police ordered them out of the street over a loudspeaker.

More people poured into the street instead.
Then the protesters burned an American flag, drawing more people -- and media -- into the street. #Portland
Portland riot police just arrived, and protesters scattered from the street into the park / sidewalks. Police detained at least one protester.

"Portland, you not scared, right?" a protester shouts over a loudspeaker.
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26 Sep 20
I'm at a rally in Portland hosted by the right-wing Proud Boys, known for provoking and fighting with protesters.

People are hanging around, blasting music. Lots of Trump flags, some guns.

Someone just shouted "Fuck Antifa" resulting in the following call and response:
Here's some more background on the rally and fears of officials in Portland, from me and @ByMikeBaker: nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/…
Shane Moon, a Proud Boys member who was severely injured when he was run over by a man in a truck outside a bar in Vancouver (Wash.) earlier this month, says "I will live and I will die for this fraternity."
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24 Sep 20
NEW: Fox News won a legal victory today when a federal judge dismissed a defamation suit brought against Tucker Carlson by Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he was president.

(w/ @grynbaum) nytimes.com/2020/09/24/bus…
Karen McDougal emailed me and said the ruling was an "unfortunate decision" and that "the only thing left to do is vote."
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Here's some background on Karen McDougal's claims against Fox News and Tucker Carlson, from our story in December, when the lawsuit was filed: nytimes.com/2019/12/05/us/…
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