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21 Israeli soldiers killed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Josef Federman and Najib Jobain | Associated Press – 2024-01-22 20:17:09

SUMMARY: The Israeli army suffered its deadliest attack in the 3-month war against Hamas, with 21 soldiers killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in central Gaza. Israeli government faces pressure to halt the offensive and secure the freedom of over 100 hostages. The war has caused widespread destruction and a humanitarian disaster in Gaza, with over 25,000 Palestinians dead and a quarter of the population facing starvation. Regional tensions are high, with Iran-backed groups targeting U.S. and Israeli interests in support of Palestinians. Israel is proposing a two-month pause in fighting in exchange for the release of hostages, while international pressure increases for peace negotiations and a Palestinian state.

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Actor Dabney Coleman, known as bigoted boss Mr. Hart in ‘9 to 5,’ dies at 92

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-05-17 23:53:56

SUMMARY: Dabney Coleman, the iconic character actor known for playing smarmy villains in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” passed away at the age of 92. Coleman’s daughter confirmed his death, stating that he passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Monica. With a career spanning over four decades, Coleman was recognized for his versatile talent and deadpan delivery. He won awards for his work in TV shows like “The Slap Maxwell Story” and “Sworn to Silence.” Known for playing obnoxious characters, Coleman also appeared in popular films like “War Games” and “You’ve Got Mail.” Despite his success, some of his TV shows struggled to find a mass audience. Throughout his career, Coleman remained a reserved and shy individual, leaving behind a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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Houston storm damage: Midtown drivers still traveling under leaning power pole despite CenterPoint Energy alerted to hazard

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-05-17 22:21:19

SUMMARY: Thursday’s thunderstorm in Houston caused power poles to crash down across the city, with concerns raised about poles that were only partially displaced. Residents reported a leaning power pole in Midtown, but no action had been taken by CenterPoint Energy to fix it. Numerous businesses and homes were left without electricity, with residents facing humid conditions due to the lack of air movement. The storm also brought down buildings, trees, and caused damage to businesses along the Eastex Freeway. CenterPoint Energy stated that most outages would be restored by ‘early next week’ but some areas may take longer.

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Cypress tornado damage: Residents in Towne Lake neighborhood react to overnight tornado damage to community

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abc13.com – Pooja Lodhia – 2024-05-17 22:18:26

SUMMARY: A tornado with peak winds of 110 miles per hour hit the Cypress area in Texas. Residents described the sudden and destructive impact, with debris flying everywhere and damage to homes and property. Some residents were caught off guard and did not take the storm seriously until they heard things hitting their houses. The community is coming together to support each other as they deal with the aftermath of the tornado, with some facing challenges like power outages and difficulty finding hotel rooms. The Heritage at Towne Lake community, meant for those 55 and above, saw significant damage.

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