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Heatwave causes Texas deaths, tests power grid and swelters the South

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www.washingtonpost.com – – 2023-06-28 12:52:36

SUMMARY: A severe heat wave in the southern United States has broken records in Texas and led to at least nine deaths. The heat arrived earlier than usual, putting residents at risk of heat-related illnesses. officials have urged people to stay indoors, conserve energy, and use cooling centers. The extreme temperatures have caused a surge in heat-related emergency room visits compared to last year. The National Weather Service has warned of continued high heat and excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued for various states. This heat wave is an example of the impact of climate change and global warming.

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Houston’s New Faces of Pride parade’s new grand marshal Ian Haddock is empowering LGBTQ community

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abc13.com – Rosie Nguyen – 2024-06-22 14:18:28

SUMMARY: Ian Haddock, who became homeless at 16 after being kicked out for being gay, now leads an organization supporting Black LGBTQ+ members in Houston. Growing up in a religious family in Texas, Haddock faced struggles due to his interests in fashion, dance, and art. Upon realizing his sexuality, his mother expelled him, leading to years of hardship. Moving to Houston, he found acceptance and began advocating for HIV prevention. In 2016, he founded Normal Anomaly, a nonprofit aiding Black queer-plus individuals. Haddock aims to offer visibility and support, recently serving as grand marshal for Houston’s Pride parade.

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‘Edgar’ haircuts cause stir in Texas — why?

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-06-22 13:24:41

SUMMARY: The Edgar cut, a popular hairstyle among young Latinos in Texas resembling a blend of a bowl-cut and Caesar-cut, has sparked controversy. A San Antonio business owner faced backlash after posting an “anti-Edgar” meme, which some viewed as a joke while others saw it as offensive. The Edgar cut, linked to Latino culture, became widely popular after the 2020 release of a song and the rise of TikTok. It is associated with “trokiando” culture but can carry negative connotations and classist assumptions. Despite varying opinions within the Latino community, the hairstyle remains a contentious topic.

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Justin Timberlake breaks silence at Chicago concert following DWI arrest: ‘It’s been a tough week’

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-06-22 12:07:35

SUMMARY: Justin Timberlake returned to the stage in Chicago on Friday for his first concert since his DWI arrest in Sag Harbor, New York. Timberlake addressed the crowd, saying, “It’s been a tough week, but you’re here and I’m here.” He faced charges after being observed driving intoxicated early Tuesday. Police reported Timberlake had poor performance on field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test three times. Released without bail, he is due in court on July 26. Timberlake will perform in Chicago again Saturday before continuing his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour, which includes stops in New York and Boston.

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