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Austin ISD offers paid experience through summer internship program

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www.kxan.com – James Crosnoe – 2024-06-24 11:49:10

SUMMARY: The Austin Independent School District has launched a paid summer internship program for 36 high school students in the area, providing work experience, skill development, and community engagement. Starting mid-June, students are paired with companies like JE Dunn, O'Connell Robertson, and iCode Austin, working 20 hours a week for a $2,000 stipend. While financial benefits are significant, students like Joaquin Sanchez of Akins High School value networking and professional opportunities. The seven-week program, running until July 26, is supported by Austin Ed Fund, Austin Chamber, and the Travis County Summer Youth Employment Program. More details are available on the Austin ISD website.

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2024 Olympics: How to watch the opening ceremony on KXAN live from Paris

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-21 18:42:02

SUMMARY: For the first time in Summer Olympic history, the opening ceremony will take place outside a stadium, with delegations parading through downtown Paris on the Seine River past iconic landmarks. The historic ceremony occurs on July 26 at 12:30 p.m. CDT, with broadcasts available on KXAN, Telemundo, and NBC Olympics. The 3.7-mile route begins at the Austerlitz bridge, passes sites like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and ends at the Iéna bridge near the Eiffel Tower. Grandstands and 80 monitors will enhance the experience for spectators. Over 10,000 athletes and 94 boats will be involved, watched by millions globally.

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What pushed President Biden to withdraw from the reelection race?

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-07-21 17:54:06

SUMMARY: Two days after announcing his return to the campaign trail, President Joe Biden shocked his staff by dropping out of the 2024 presidential race. Despite consistent statements insisting he would continue, growing pressure from fellow Democrats and personal considerations led to his decision. Senator Joe Manchin and others called for Biden, 81, to pass the torch to a new generation. Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the party. Sources revealed his staff was blindsided by the announcement. Biden emphasized focusing on his current presidency, while his family supported the decision due to concerns.

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2024 Olympics: How to watch gymnastics, swimming, track finals; full schedule

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-21 17:13:59

SUMMARY: The 2024 Paris Olympics highlight gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. Simone Biles aims to add to her seven Olympic medals despite previous struggles with “the twisties.” The U.S. men's gymnastics team seeks its first gold since 2004. In swimming, Team USA faces fierce competition from Australia. Track star Sha'Carri Richardson aims to prove she's the fastest woman, while Noah Lyles competes for the men's 100 meters title. Coverage details for gymnastics, swimming, and track events are available on NBCOlympics.com, with extensive broadcasts on KXAN, USA Network, and E! at various times. Sign up for the KXAN App for updates.

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