The ‘headache’ Trump left behind for Biden on the White House lawn

Tray Ling
The White House was in need of substantial upgrades to its future security apparatus, updates that would include digging deeply and extensively, from the upper main driveway to the lower, across acres of pristine green grass. Times had changed since the last substantial overhaul of systems, and with the country facing new, known and unknown security threats from various entities, it was paramount the updates happen, the United States Secret Service told the White House, according to two people familiar with the plan who spoke to CNN.

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$3.5M Tobocman house for sale in Bloomfield Township

Tray Ling

Take a classic contemporary house designed by the late Irving Tobocman.

Save the architect’s lauded lines and volumes, but strip back to the studs for exotic woods and Italian marble.

Then hire Seattle’s futuristic Val Design Studio to rebuild the kitchen and the main closet. Commission Shelby Township furniture artist Anton Maka to invent one-of-a-kind pieces throughout. Finally, accent the house with art and sculpture.

What’s next? Decide you love a different house more and put this finished project up for sale, including everything inside. This property adds new resonance to the phrase “as is.”

Sleek horizontal lines are a Tobocman trademark, here in a long cedar swath. The owners did a massive renovation inside -- all the surfaces and art. From this angle the main change is the new garage door. Instead of solid, it's today's popular style, rectangles of opaque glass.

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Texas House expected to pass election overhaul bill Friday

Tray Ling
The GOP-led House passed Senate Bill 7 early Friday afternoon, on a 78-64 party line vote. It will next head back to the Senate.

Due to the bill being significantly rewritten in the House, it will likely end up in a conference committee, where members appointed from both chambers will work largely behind closed doors to pull from both the House and Senate approved versions to create a final bill. The language developed there will likely be the final version that would end up on the governor’s desk.

The Texas legislative calendar ends on May 31.

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Texas House gave initial approval of controversial election changes in 3 a.m. vote

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AUSTIN (Nexstar) — In a floor debate that started Thursday and spanned into the early-morning hours of Friday, the Texas House debated and voted on controversial changes to the state’s election rules.

The Republican-backed legislation has been the focal point of a contentious battle over what Republicans call election integrity and Democrats label voter suppression.

The GOP-led Texas House gave its initial approval early Friday around 3 a.m., in an 81-64 vote.

“I filed this bill to, you know, ensure that we have a equal and uniform application of our election code and and to protect people from being taken

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Texas House Approves Voting Restrictions Bill : NPR

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Republican state Rep. Briscoe Cain (center) stands with co-sponsors as he speaks in favor of the election bill Thursday in the House chamber at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

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Republican state Rep. Briscoe Cain (center) stands with co-sponsors as he speaks in favor of the election bill Thursday in the House chamber at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

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Texas legislators approved new, more restrictive state election rules after a session that lasted from Thursday night into the early hours of Friday. The GOP-backed state Senate bill passed the House at

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