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Firm designs plan for cities to cope with social distancing, high voter turnout

Texas kicked off early voting Tuesday. People stood in long lines, voting in ways they’ve never done before. Some lined up before daylight on sidewalks outside major sports arenas to allow for more physical distancing.

Early voting started Monday in Georgia and nearly 127,000 people cast their ballot, a first day record for the state.

“There were hours-long wait times in some locations and glitches that added to the challenges,” said Mike Lydon, a principal at Street Plans. “Voting rights and having access to a safe and convenient polling location is going to really drive participation.”

Street Plans is an urban planning and consulting firm that deals with transportation. They got a grant over the summer to put together a physical design plan for cities to best cope with social distancing, capacity restrictions and high voter turnout.

“How you can make use of streets and public spaces to alleviate some

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Bess Abell, White House social secretary during Johnson administration, dies at 87

The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said her husband, Tyler Abell, who served in the final months of Johnson’s presidency as chief of protocol. His appointment carried ambassadorial rank and, along with his wife’s position, placed the Abells among the elite Washington power couples of that era.

Mrs. Abell’s acquaintance with the Johnsons dated at least to the 1950s, when Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex.) was serving as Senate majority leader and Mrs. Abell’s father, Sen. Earle C. Clements (D-Ky.), was majority whip. The Johnsons feted Bess and Tyler Abell when they married in 1955, and five years later, the Abells named their second son Lyndon, after the future president.

Mrs. Abell volunteered in the 1960 campaign that thrust Lyndon Johnson to the vice presidency, under President John F. Kennedy, and became personal secretary to Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird Johnson, after their victory. Upon Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Lyndon was

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Mom divides social media after sharing how she lives in a camper with her 5 kids: ‘It seems too small’

For this writer, who has no kids, raising even one child sounds impossible.

Take that, multiply it by five and confine everything to a 43-foot-long space? Now that sounds unfathomable.

That’s just a normal day for Kat Elizabeth, though. The TikToker lives in a mobile camper full-time, along with her husband and her five young children.

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If that sounds way too hard to imagine, don’t worry. Elizabeth offered a tour of her confined, on-the-go lifestyle, thanks to a viral video that’s now drawn more than 5 million views.

“People ask how I live in a camper with five kids, so here it is,” Elizabeth says at the start of her video.

As the mom shows, she and her husband sleep in a private bedroom, along with their infant son. The room also contains their washer and

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