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DPS to shut down Capitol grounds ahead of Nakba Day rally

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www.kxan.com – Cora Neas – 2024-05-17 16:35:34

SUMMARY: The Texas Department of Public Safety will close access to the state Capitol on Saturday night in anticipation of a large-scale protest event on Sunday commemorating the Nakba, the mass displacement of Palestinians in 1948. The closure is deemed necessary for safety reasons. Organizers planned to bring attendees from Dallas and Houston but had to cancel due to facility restrictions. Despite obstacles, the protest will still take place, with organizers urging people to join. Previous pro-Palestinian rallies have been held at the Capitol since October 2023. The Department of Public Safety cited the closure decision as being out of their control.

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Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high up on Portland, Oregon amusement park ride

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 20:35:22

SUMMARY: Emergency crews in Portland, Oregon, rescued 28 people on Friday who were stuck upside down for about half an hour on the AtmosFEAR ride at Oaks Amusement Park. Portland Fire and Rescue collaborated with engineers to manually lower the ride while preparing for a high-angle ropes rescue if necessary. No injuries were reported. One rider with a pre-existing condition was hospitalized as a precaution. Park staff immediately called 911, and responders arrived within 25 minutes. The ride, operational since 2021 without prior incidents, will remain closed pending an investigation. Oaks Park expressed gratitude to responders and cooperative guests.

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Friar Point fatal fire: 7-year-old boy dead, grandmother hospitalized after fatal house fire in Houston, fire crews say

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-06-15 19:03:39

SUMMARY: A 7-year-old boy has died and his grandmother is hospitalized following a house fire on Houston’s south side. Firefighters arrived on the 3000 block of Friar Point at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to find the house engulfed in flames. Six people were inside: a mother, grandmother, and four children aged 4 to 9. The boy succumbed to the fire while the grandmother suffered second-degree burns but is expected to recover. The rest of the family was uninjured but traumatised. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire and the boy’s death. One firefighter partially fell through the roof but is unharmed.

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Princess Kate greets public for first time since cancer reveal

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www.kxan.com – Steff Danielle Thomas – 2024-06-15 16:46:31

SUMMARY: Kate, the Princess of Wales, attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday in honor of King Charles III's 75th birthday, marking her first public appearance since revealing her cancer diagnosis. Both Kate and the King are undergoing cancer treatments. In a recent update, Kate mentioned she is improving but still has challenging days due to chemotherapy. She expressed gratitude for the support she has received. Kate's diagnosis was publicly disclosed in March after suspicions arose due to her public absence and a digitally altered family photo. She participated in the ceremony, traveling in a horse-drawn carriage and watching a military fly-by from Buckingham Palace.

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