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North Carolina woman is accused of using her $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan for shopping sprees

Published on Feb. 25, 2021

A North Carolina woman allegedly used a business that no longer existed to get a $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan. She then took some of the money on shopping sprees at Louis Vuitton, IKEA, diamond stores, and more.

Texas congressman says emergency aid will help Texans pay high energy bills

Published on Feb. 21, 2021

A Texas congressman told CNN that federal emergency aid will go towards helping Texans pay high electricity bills and storm repairs. This comes as mayors have asked the state to cover these costs, with one aying there would be “hell to pay” if they don’t.

Texas official: “Residents are frustrated. They are angry. They are cold.”

Published on Feb. 17, 2021

This was part of CNN’s live updates as winter storms hit states in mid-February. Texas’ Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo illustrated in a Feb. 17 briefing how drastic her region’s circumstances were following the second winter storm.

California condor eggs laid at Oregon Zoo boost recovery for the endangered species

Published on Feb. 16, 2021

The California condors were nearly extinct just a few decades ago. Nine eggs laid by the still-endangered species at the Oregon Zoo in the last month signal hope as numbers recover following losses from California wildfires.

Chicago officer charged with attempted murder

Published on Feb. 10, 2021

A Chicago police officer will be arraigned next month for charges of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice stemming from an incident last October.

32 fired Georgia state troopers cleared after yearlong cheating investigation

Published on Feb. 1, 2021

In January 2020, an entire class of Georgia State Patrol cadets was fired following allegations that they cheated on an exam. After a yearlong investigation, 32 of the troopers were cleared.