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Houston weather: ABC13 identifies tornado, straight-line wind differences through damage in Spring Branch, Cypress, Waller Co.

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abc13.com – Elyse Smith – 2024-05-17 19:53:25

SUMMARY: A recent storm in southeast Texas caused confusion between straight-line winds and tornadoes. Both types of winds impacted Houston and surrounding areas. Straight-line winds can be just as dangerous as tornadoes, with 100 mph winds causing extensive damage in downtown Houston. Meteorologists use indicators like tree damage to distinguish between straight-line wind and tornado damage. Signs of a tornado include stripped trees with shredded appearances and debris embedded in them. Unfortunately, the storms resulted in five fatalities in the Houston area. For more information, follow ABC13 Meteorologist Elyse Smith on social media.

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Body found: Harris County investigators respond to fire-related call, reportedly find man dead inside home on Thistle Street

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-13 10:40:28

SUMMARY: Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at a home on Thistle Street early Thursday morning, discovering a deceased man. It is unclear if the man died due to the fire. SkyEye footage showed damage to a trailer or mobile home with a fire hose surrounding the area. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fire-related call was received just before 8 a.m. ABC13 is gathering more information and will provide updates. They encourage the public to submit tips or story ideas through their website. Watch ABC13 for live updates on this developing story.

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Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication – KXAN Austin

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www.kxan.com – MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press – 2024-06-13 10:02:27

SUMMARY: The Supreme Court unanimously upheld access to mifepristone, a key medication in two-thirds of U.S. abortions, dismissing the legal standing of opponents to challenge FDA approvals. The ruling, authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stressed that federal courts aren't the appropriate venue for these disputes. This decision secures mifepristone's availability, a drug deemed one of the safest by the FDA. Opponents argued its eased access endangers women's , but the court found no forced compliance on doctors opposing abortions. The outcome, significant for the FDA's regulatory integrity, arrives amid political stakes as elections near. Another abortion-related case remains pending.

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Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park fulfills Lakota prophecy

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-13 08:58:48

SUMMARY: A rare white buffalo calf, born in Yellowstone National Park, is seen as a fulfillment of Lakota prophecy and a sign to protect the earth, according to spiritual leader Chief Arvol Looking Horse. The calf’s birth follows a severe winter that resulted in the death or relocation of over 1,500 bison. Erin Braaten photographed the calf in the Lamar Valley. The birth holds deep spiritual significance for the Lakota, akin to the second coming of Jesus Christ. A ceremonial event celebrating the calf’s birth is planned for June 26, despite conflicting views on bison population management in Yellowstone.

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