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The Wall Street Journal is reporting (from behind a paywall) that the U.S. Department of Education has asked the University of Texas system for documents on gifts from, or contracts with, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The federal government is investigating the lab as a possible source of the new coronavirus, though there is no evidence that the virus was genetically engineered.


From the WSJ:

"An official at the University of Texas System said it plans to respond to the department in a timely manner and declined to provide information about any potential links to the entities mentioned in the letter."

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The City of Austin law department has more than 100 attorneys and staff. Yet when time came to litigate a new land use proposal last year, the city turned to an outside firm. That decision has so far cost the city $119,583 in a hitherto fruitless lawsuit.

Financial records reviewed by The Austin Bulldog show that the city paid that amount to the firm Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP, mostly for attorney Jane Webre, who charged $480 an hour.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

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