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Baylor Scott & White, Blue Cross and Blue Shield reach temporary contract extension

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www.kxan.com – Kelsey Thompson – 2024-06-27 15:37:29

SUMMARY: Baylor Scott & White and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas have extended their contract by three months until October 1, 2024. The existing contract was set to expire, potentially impacting hospital, provider, and facility services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield members under Baylor Scott & White. Previously, a permanent agreement was reached between Ascension Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. During this extension period, longer-term agreements will be negotiated. Baylor Scott & White serves over three million Texans, while Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas covers around eight million members. More details are available online.

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Charli XCX endorses Kamala Harris with a viral ‘brat’ post embraced by presidential campaign

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abc13.com – KABC – 2024-07-22 01:59:45

SUMMARY: The Kamala Harris campaign is engaging young voters by embracing singer Charli XCX’s support and popular memes. After President Joe Biden endorsed Harris following his campaign withdrawal, Charli XCX tweeted that “kamala IS brat,” garnering over 10 million views. The Harris campaign quickly updated their profile picture to match Charli’s “Brat” album aesthetic. Fans have coined this as the “summer of Brat,” creating viral content linking Harris to the album. Other memes about Harris, including a notable quote about a coconut tree, have resurfaced, bolstered by supportive gestures from figures like Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.

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Police still looking for mother of newborn baby found in Lubbock dumpster

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www.kxan.com – Caitlyn Rooney – 2024-07-21 22:33:30

SUMMARY: In Lubbock, Texas, a newborn baby was found in a dumpster near 4th Street and Cherry Avenue early Saturday morning. The Lubbock Police Department (LPD) issued a statement seeking the public's help to locate the mother. LPD has refrained from commenting on the baby's due to the ongoing investigation. Authorities expressed gratitude for the community's support and urged people to focus their efforts on aiding the investigation. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Crime Line at (806)-741-1000. Further details are currently unavailable.

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Mayor Whitmire and acting police chief rebuke councilman’s critique on Beryl response in Houston

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-21 22:21:47

SUMMARY: Houston Mayor John Whitmire and acting Police Chief Larry Satterwhite criticized Councilman Edward Pollard’s remarks about the city’s Hurricane Beryl response. Pollard claimed unpreparedness led to the risk and death of HPD employee Russell Richardson, who drowned en route to work. Whitmire and Satterwhite defended the city’s mobilization efforts, asserting Richardson was following protocol. Whitmire emphasized the incident’s detrimental impact on the Richardson family and first responders, suggesting Pollard’s criticism was politically motivated and misdirected. Additionally, Whitmire argued that focus should be on CenterPoint Energy’s slow power restoration rather than the city’s preparedness.

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