Houston officials have canceled next week’s Republican state convention, which was to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Mayor Sylvester Turner asked Houston First, the nonprofit manager of the convention center, to cancel the convention after David Pearse, the city’s top medical authority, said the convention was a “clear and present danger” to public health.

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