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    Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his wife Susan Baker are at home in Texas recovering from the coronavirus, Baker spokesman John Williams confirmed Thursday, according to reports. The couple, who tested positive earlier this week, haven’t required hospitalization and have been quarantining at their Houston home, the Houston Chronicle reported. Baker, 90, felt well enough Thursday to do some paperwork while Susan Baker made pancakes, Williams told FOX 26 of Houston. The Bakers believe they contracted the virus while on a recent trip to Wyoming to see family, Williams said, according to the Chronicle. COLLEGES STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN CORONAVIRUS DUE TO PARTY CULTURE  Then-Secretary of State James Baker III, right, joins President George H. W. Bush...
    U.S. officials pried open the doors of the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday and took in excess of the creating soon right after Chinese officials vacated the facility on orders from the Trump Administration. Federal officers and neighborhood regulation enforcement surrounded the Houston facility Friday afternoon as the Chinese officials moved out of the building that the Trump Administration contends was a hub of spy exercise by the Chinese Communist Celebration. Forty minutes following the 4 p.m. eviction deadline handed, U.S. officers broke into a back door of the consulate and a man considered to be a Point out Office official led the way of the U.S. takeover, the Houston Chronicle reported. Federal officers and a locksmith pull on a doorway...
    U.S. officials pried open the doors of the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday and took over the building shortly after Chinese officials vacated the facility on orders from the Trump Administration. Federal officials and local law enforcement surrounded the Houston facility Friday afternoon as the Chinese officials moved out of the building that the Trump Administration contends was a hub of spy activity by the Chinese Communist Party. Forty minutes after the 4 p.m. eviction deadline passed, U.S. officials broke into a back door of the consulate and a man believed to be a State Department official led the way of the U.S. takeover, the Houston Chronicle reported. Federal officials and a locksmith pull on a door to make entry into...
    BEIJING — The U.S. has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in what a Chinese official called an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage relations between the two countries. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin condemned the action, which comes at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. He warned of firm countermeasures if the U.S. does not reverse its decision. “The unilateral closure of China’s consulate general in Houston within a short period of time is an unprecedented escalation of its recent actions against China,” Wang said at a daily news briefing. Besides its embassy in Beijing, the U.S. has five consulates in mainland China, according to its website. They are in...
    BEIJING – The U.S. has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in what a Chinese official called an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage relations between the two countries. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin condemned the action, which comes at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. He warned of firm countermeasures if the U.S. does not reverse its decision. “The unilateral closure of China’s consulate general in Houston within a short period of time is an unprecedented escalation of its recent actions against China,” Wang said at a daily news briefing. Besides its embassy in Beijing, the U.S. has five consulates in mainland China, according to its website. They are in Shanghai,...
    The mayor of Houston wants the city to fully lock down for another two weeks to slow down the increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, according to the Houston Chronicle. In the Houston area, 646 people have reportedly died of COVID-19. Cases in the region of the state increased by 1,596 from Saturday to Sunday. The positivity rate (number of people tested divided by the number of positive tests) in Texas rose to 16%—and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had previously said anything above 10% is a red flag. "Let's look at the numbers, look at the data, see where things are," Turner said Saturday, according to the Chronicle. "And then gradually, move forward again." Harris County Judge Lina...
    The Houston Chronicle on Sunday printed a 43-page obituary section of 900 deaths in the state over the past six months, including deaths from COVID-19. The section, titled "Tributes," includes the names of the deceased along with their funeral home, city of residence, and years they lived. The Houston Chronicle is the third-largest newspaper in the United States behind The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. The coronavirus has worsened in Texas over the past two weeks, and Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended a disaster declaration for all counties in the state. More than 258,100 cases have been reported in Texas, and more than 132,600 people have recovered. There have been more than 3,200 COVID-19 related deaths. Houston leaders have...