The dramatic number of new victims is still a potential undercount, as officials continue investigating deaths that happened around the time the storm knocked out power to more than four million customers.
"Starship SN10 landed in one piece!" SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted jokingly, after unmanned rocket exploded on the ground following what had seemed to be a successful flight and landing.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Abbott said he was lifting restrictions because of the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, and better testing and treatments.
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Shutdown of refineries and petrochemical plants along the US Gulf Coast led to the refineries flaring, or burning and releasing gases, to prevent damage to their processing units.
While Texas recorded one of its coldest days in more than a century, the unprecedented power crisis that followed was hardly unpredictable since the state had experienced a similar, though less severe, disruption during a 2011 cold snap.
Authorities failed to prepare for the weather despite warnings.
With many people still without electricity or safe drinking water, Tim Boyd, a now-former mayor of a West Texas town, came under fire for his Facebook post lashing out against freezing residents for complaining.
National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning for more than 100 million Americans living from east Texas to the East Coast state of Maryland.
Historic winter storm brings lower temperatures to Houston than in parts of Alaska, leaving millions of Texans without power and spinning killer tornadoes into southeastern US.
A rare deep freeze in Texas raises demand for power and forces the US state's electric grid operator to impose rotating blackouts, leaving nearly three million customers without electricity.
On Biden's first day in office, the Homeland Security Department suspended the Trump policy that sought to deter asylum-seekers from coming to the US.
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