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Texas has completely removed its COVID-19 restrictions

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The state of Texas has just lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, as Texan governor Greg Abbott stated that Texas is ‘open 100%’ while also reportIng the ending of the statewide mask mandate.

Texas has experienced a consistent increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week, as did Mississippi, whose governor also announced that the state will also be opening at full capacity and lifting all restrictions.

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Texas has registered the third-highest death rate in the United States, after California and New York with 44,000 deaths.

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Elon Musk wishes to build a city around Texas launch site

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Naming it Starbase, Elon Musk has approached officials in Texas to discuss plans of building up around his new SpaceX rocket launch site with a city. The private launch site and rocket production facility is situated in Boca Chica Village, which he now wants to connect into his space oriented ventures.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño stated that this could be a possibility as long as SpaceX abides by all state incorporation statues. Musk took to Twitter to clarify that he wants to incorporate a larger area than just Boca Chica. ‘From thence to Mars, And hence the Stars’ he said.

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Japanese billionaire offering 8 people a trip to the moon

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight random people from around the globe to join him on a trip to the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaxeX. The voyage would be completely paid by Maezawa and his only requirements are that the individuals must want to push humanity forward and help the crew members do the same.

The voyage with the name dearMoon is scheduled for 2023. Maezawa explained on Twitter that the voyage would be a private one as he has already purchased the tickets aboard the spaceship. The plan initially involved artists, but Maezawa opened it up to all walks of life as anyone working on a creative endeavour should be deemed an artist.

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Dolly Parton gets jab of vaccine she helped fund

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75-year-old famous country music star Dolly Parton enthusiastically filmed herself getting the first dose of the vaccine she helped fund. Parton even adapts her famous song ‘Jolene’ into a pandemic related anthem, changing the title character’s name into ‘Vaccine’. Parton has funded the Moderna vaccine, for which she received immense praise.

Parton blended her humorous approach of getting the jab with the seriousness of the matter, stating she is both old and smart enough to get vaccinated. This is due to vaccine hesitancy being a major concern of the population, even though President Joe Biden has assured there will be enough vaccine for every adult in the country by end of May.

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