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The U.S. government’s deficit in the first three months of the budget year was a record-breaking $572.9 billion, 60.7% higher than the same period a year ago, as spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic surged while revenue declined.

The House is debating the rules governing impeachment charges against President Donald J. Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors".

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The House approved a non-binding resolution requesting that Vice President Mike Pence remove President Donald J. Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment. 

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Due to the recent amount of precipitation in the form of snow Nolan County has received, the Commissioners Court have lifted the burn ban. 

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The Nolan County Commissioners Court will meet in regular session on Monday to discuss County business,  possible burn banana two appointments to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.

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The City Council of the City of Sweetwater, Texas, will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 9 a.m. via GoToMeeting videoconferencing in Sweetwater. The Council will discuss various city business. 

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President Donald Trump has said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. 

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Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Chao, GOP leader and wife of Senate majority Leader, Mitch McConnell resigned from her position Thursday in the Trump Administration. Her resignation came as a response to the President's handling of the deadly riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol on We…

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Undeterred by an attempted insurrection, a united Congress certified the results showing Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. Biden will be the next President of the United States.

Social media giant Facebook has banned President Donald Trump from posting for the remainder of his term in office. 

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After inciting a crowd of his supporters at a rally coined as "Save America" with rhetoric such as: “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” and “Let the weak ones get out,” he went on. “This is a time for strength.” and promising to join his supporters at …

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Four people are dead, 52 were arrested and 14 police officers are injured after a melee in the nation's capital Wednesday afternoon. The FBI is opening up an investigation into the havoc brought about by pro-Trump rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol building just as Electoral College voter…

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President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as the lawmakers convene in a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.

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With 100 percent of the precinct votes in, votes are being counted in the runoff election between Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue. Perdue has 2,194,578 votes or 49.81 percent to Ossoff's 2,211,603 votes or 50.19 percent of the vote. 

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Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate run-offs. He will be the first Black senator in his state’s history and his victory over Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, puts the Senate majority within the Democratic Party's reach.

Positive cases of COVID-19 are still on the rise in Nolan County.  As of Monday, January 4, the number of cases was at 323 with 19 deaths. On December 30, there had been 296 cases with 17 deaths.  

Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden's ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations.

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The College Football Playoff semifinal in Texas will be allowed to call itself the Rose Bowl Game, but Pasadena officials don’t want the New Year’s event relocated in the future.

As state leaders push hospitals for quicker vaccinations against COVID-19, health officials acknowledge Texas some shipments have been delayed or needed to be replaced, and some providers report they don’t yet have enough to start giving shots to the next round of eligible patients.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats' push to immediately bring President Donald Trump's demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks up for a vote, saying the chamber would “begin a process” to address the issue.

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The Nolan County Commissioners Court has reinstated the burn ban due to dry weather of late. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House returned to the Capitol Monday to vote on an override of President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill. A vote was expected Monday evening. If approved by two-thirds of the House and Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pandemic aid secured, Congress turned Monday to confront the White House on additional year-end priorities after President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a $2 trillion-plus COVID-19 relief and federal spending package that will provide relief for millions of Americans.

DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Bonnen, the outgoing speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, as coronavirus hospitalizations in the state hovered just below their summer peak.

There are currently 305 active cases of COVID-19 in Nolan County. A week prior, it was 275. At the beginning of the month, it was 202 with 6 dead. There are now 17 dead from the virus.

President Donald Trump following through on threats to veto the annual defense policy bill, it is a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency

(ABILENE) - Texas State Technical College student Quincy Butler has set a goal for himself.Butler, who completed his first semester in Welding Technology this fall, wants to be a traveling welder. He is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree in order to achieve his goal.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000, evidence that the job market remains under stress nine months after the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy into recession and caused millions of layoffs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked Trump administration officials to rescind federal virus relief funding that Houston used to expand people’s voting options, according to a document revealed Tuesday.

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All State offices, including the DL office, will be closed for the Christmas holiday.  

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The Sweetwater Health Department reports that the number of active COVID-19cases has gone up. On Tuesday,. the Health Department reported 282 cases. It is currently at 292 with 15 deaths. 

There are 1.61 million cases of COVID in Texas as of December 22 and 26,164 deaths in the Lone Star State. Across the nation, there have been 18.1 million COVID cases in the United States with 320,000 deaths. 

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