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Chinese lunar probe returns to Earth with the world’s first samples from the far side of the moon

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www.kxan.com – The Associated Press – 2024-06-30 06:14:51

SUMMARY: China's Chang'e 6 probe returned to Earth on Tuesday with rock and soil samples from the moon's far side, marking a global first. The probe landed in Inner Mongolia, and its success was announced by Zhang Kejian, Director of the China National Space Administration. Chinese scientists hope the samples, including 2.5 million-year-old volcanic rock, will provide insights into the geographic differences between the moon's near and far sides. This mission underscores China's growing space ambitions, as it competes with the U.S. and other nations. President Xi Jinping hailed the mission as a significant achievement in space and technology.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard speaks out in 1st TV interview since announcing pregnancy

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abc13.com – GMA – 2024-07-12 08:47:45

SUMMARY: Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who spent over eight years in prison for her role in her mother's murder, recently announced her unexpected pregnancy despite previous warnings about fertility issues. In her first TV interview since revealing the , Blanchard, now 32, expressed excitement about this new chapter of her life. Since her release in December 2023, she has undergone cosmetic surgeries, divorced Ryan Anderson, and rekindled a relationship with her former fiancé Ken Urker, who is the father of her baby. Blanchard is focusing on her pregnancy and vows to protect her child from media exposure, aiming to give them the loving upbringing she lacked.

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Nonprofit status gives Austin School of Furniture Foundation new legs for charitable efforts

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www.kxan.com – Mercedez Hernandez – 2024-07-12 08:36:56

SUMMARY: The Austin School of Furniture Foundation (ASFF), driven by creativity and passion, has achieved nonprofit status, enabling it to expand its woodworking programs. ASFF Managing Director Austin Waldo shared that the school, established in 2018, offers classes from beginner woodworking to fine furniture making. Before the nonprofit designation, community classes were offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. The new status allows ASFF to grow its programs, including scholarships and tool stipends, and receive tax-exempt donations. Student Adam Baumeister appreciates the variety of tools used in classes, enhancing his learning experience.

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Eastex Freeway closed: IH-69 northbound mainlanes at Kingwood Drive shut down after deadly, wrong-way crash

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 07:35:53

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver has caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes of IH-69 Eastex Freeway at Kingwood Drive in Houston, Texas. The incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., resulted in the death of the wrong-way driver and left the other vehicle’s driver in critical condition. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. Houston police are directing traffic off the freeway, suggesting Loop 494 as an alternate route. For real-time traffic updates, sign up for notifications via the ABC13 app.

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