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Texas Governor Says 'No Reason Today To Be Alarmed' As Coronavirus Cases Set Record

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas hospitals have "abundant" capacity. Mayors from the state's largest cities asked Abbott for the authority to require face masks amid the spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Laurel Wamsley is a reporter for NPR's News Desk. She reports breaking news for NPR's digital coverage, newscasts, and news magazines, as well as occasional features. She was also the lead reporter for NPR's coverage of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.