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Houston ranks No. 10 in new list of America’s top 10 best cities, report says

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abc13.com – CultureMap – 2024-06-29 19:33:14

SUMMARY: Houston is receiving high praise for its prosperity, lovability, and livability according to a new report by Resonance Consultancy. The annual “America’s Best Cities” report evaluates the qualities of place, cultural diversity, and economic prosperity for U.S. cities with populations over 500,000. The report identifies these top 100 cities as vital to regional, national, and global economies. Houston ranked No. 10, with New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles taking the top three spots. For further details, visit Houston CultureMap.

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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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