U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills : Up First The U.S. is nearing 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, almost a year since the country's first death from the disease. Also, Judge Merrick Garland finally gets a confirmation hearing, but this time it is to take the role of President Biden's attorney general. And, Texans who were fortunate enough to have power last week during a devastating winter storm are now facing massive electricity bills. Why?
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U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

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U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

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The U.S. is nearing 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, almost a year since the country's first death from the disease. Also, Judge Merrick Garland finally gets a confirmation hearing, but this time it is to take the role of President Biden's attorney general. And, Texans who were fortunate enough to have power last week during a devastating winter storm are now facing massive electricity bills. Why?