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President Joe Biden has officially declared Texas a major disaster area as the state continues to struggle with widespread power outages and water shortages in freezing winter conditions.

Biden’s approval will unlock federal funds for those that need grants for temporary housing and home repairs. Texans in need can also get low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

Millions of Texas residents grappled with power outages. Over half the state is experiencing disrupted water service, including a boil-water notice to more than 14 million as of Friday.

According to CNBC News, part of the Lone Star State’s water supply could be contaminated.

Biden’s declaration will also provide funding for cost-sharing with state and local governments as well as some private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures and hazard mitigation measures. Many counties will have access to the relief.

Among those approved for the federal government, emergency declarations are Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Last week, Texas received generators, blankets, water, and meals.

Biden has plans to visit Texas to access the federal response sometime next week. His administration is working closely with the state Gov. Greg Abbott on the disaster response.

Texas’ Electric Reliability Council said that it returned to normal conditions on Friday, restoring power for millions of its customers.

However, data pulled from Poweroutage.us around 10:30 am (ET) Saturday morning, more than 78,000 Texans remain without power.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency fuel waiver for the state of Texas on Friday. It will immediately permit the state to temporarily forgo certain fuel standards to help gas shortages in impacted areas.

Texas refiners have paused close to a fifth of the country’s oil production amid the historic winter storm.




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Open Post: Megan Thee Stallion is off the market

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Sorry fellas. After a long dry spell, rapper Megan Thee Stallion has finally found someone to quench her thirst.

According to the gossip blogs, Megan is dating Flint, Michigan rapper BFB Da Packman. He reportedly chased her for months until she finally gave in and agreed to a date.

Packman is best known for his independent singles “Free Joe Exotic”, “Honey Pack” and “Honey Pack Remix.”
 

He also gained internet fame for posting photos of himself working at his day job, wearing his U.S. postal worker uniform.

While Packman does have a day job, his money is far from short. He reportedly owns his own private jet and a fleet of luxury cars.
 

Women everywhere admire the fact that 26-year-old Packman is a hard working brotha who also raps on the side.

Over the weekend, Lizzo shared a video of herself chatting with Packman via Skype. She seemed interested enough to agree to go out on a date with him.

Megan and Packman have one thing in common — their love for food.
 

 

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British Twitter Trending After Meghan Markle Interview With Oprah

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During a two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped some major bombshells about the royal family, causing a media frenzy in the United Kingdom this morning.

While the interview has yet to air in the UK, Twitter is ablaze with responses from Americans who have already seen it.

Following the interview, British Twitter has been the subject of countless jokes and memes, with the word “British Twitter” also trending.

 




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Twitter Reacts To Burger’s King Tweet “Women Belong in The Kitchen” on International Women’s Day

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Burger King is under fire for tweeting a blatant sexiest comment on International Women’s Day that read: “Women belong in the kitchen.”

Shortly after posting their tweet, they followed up with a series of other tweets clarifying that “If they want to, of course, about 20% of chefs are women” and announcing a scholarship to “assist female Burger King workers in pursuing their culinary dreams.”

On Twitter, many users are taking what intended to be a market ploy personally and are taking issue with the fact that women are, once again, the butt of the joke.




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