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29 Apr
SPECIAL REPORT: Texas was hit by the biggest carbon monoxide catastrophe in recent US history during February's storm.

Many poisoning victims had no CO alarms in their homes — Texas is one of the few states that don't require them.
At least 11 deaths have been confirmed and more than 1,400 people sought care at emergency rooms and urgent care clinics for carbon monoxide poisoning during the weeklong Texas outage in February, just 400 shy of the total for 2020.

Children made up 42% of the cases.
Black, Hispanic and Asian Texans suffered a disproportionate share of the carbon monoxide poisonings, @ProPublica, @TexasTribune and @NBCNews found based on a review of hospital data.

They accounted for 72% of the poisonings, far more than their 57% share of Texas' population.
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28 Apr
JUST IN: North Carolina judge rejects bid to have body-cam footage of sheriff's deputies shooting Andrew Brown Jr. released to the public — but says his family would be allowed to view it.
Superior Court Judge Jeff Foster said turning over footage to news media could affect a potential trial of law enforcement officers who opened fire while serving a warrant on the 42-year-old Black man in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
But Foster ordered the sheriff to allow Brown's immediate family and lawyer to privately view body-cam footage from 4 deputies within the next 10 days.
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28 Apr
For years, experts have warned that a direct strike from a Category 4/5 hurricane to the Houston region could unleash a 25-foot wall of water and cause humanitarian, economic and environmental disaster.

Reporting by @Mike_Hixenbaugh (1/5) #NBCNewsThreads
@Mike_Hixenbaugh Studies estimate that such a storm could kill thousands, cause $100B in damage and result in the loss of 500,000 jobs.

One expert has warned that the resulting spills from thousands of chemical and crude oil storage tanks would be “America’s Chernobyl.” (2/5)
@Mike_Hixenbaugh Now, with President Biden pushing a $2.25T infrastructure package, some members of Congress from Texas say it’s time to finally fund the $26B coastal barrier project, known informally as the “Ike Dike.” (3/5)…
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27 Apr
Burning funeral pyres are seen during a mass cremation for those who died from the COVID-19 at a crematorium in Delhi, India, which recorded 350,000+ new coronavirus infections on Monday.

📷 Partha Sarkar / Getty
People wait with empty cylinders to refill with medical oxygen at Talkatora oxygen plant on Monday in Lucknow, India.

📷 Deepak Gupta / Getty
A woman lies in the back of a load carrier waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday.

📷 Amit Dave / Reuters
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26 Apr
NEW: Florida's Senate advanced a restrictive voting bill Monday that includes limits on casting ballots by mail and drop boxes over the concerns of Democrats and voting-rights activists, who say the bill would create significant new barriers to voters.
The Republican-led Senate approved the bill in a largely party-line vote, with one Republican joining all Democrats to vote against it after weeks of contentious debate.
The legislation would limit where drop boxes can be placed and would require those casting ballots that way to show identification to an election official first.
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23 Apr
In India’s Covid-19 crisis, the world’s worst, a family’s traumatic quest for help

#NBCNewsThreads (1/8)
Ujwala Dupare gripped the hand of her younger brother, Praveen Durge, while he lay struggling to catch his breath in the back of the car as the family frantically searched for an empty hospital bed in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. (2/8)
For more than 3 hours, the family went to about 12 hospitals across the city of Chandrapur, Dupare said.

“All of them turned us away.” (3/8)
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