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Israel-Hamas war: US launches new strikes on Houthi fighters in Yemen amid continued Middle East unrest

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-02-24 17:35:15

SUMMARY: A coalition led by the U.S. and U.K. conducted strikes on the Houthis in Yemen in response to their attacks on commercial and naval vessels in the Red Sea. The strikes targeted various Houthi facilities, aiming to disrupt their capabilities. The international response was prompted by over 45 attacks by the Houthis since mid-November, posing a threat to global trade and regional security. The U.S. Defense Secretary emphasized the need for the Houthis to cease their illegal attacks. The escalating conflict between the Houthis and international forces has raised concerns about long-term goals and potential for broader regional conflict.

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Texas Longhorns notch 2nd consecutive Big 12 sweep, top Kansas Jayhawks 7-0

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-04-21 16:08:16

SUMMARY: Texas pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez threw a shutout to lead the Longhorns to a 7-0 victory and series sweep of Kansas. Gutierrez earned her eighth win of the season with four hits, four strikeouts, and a walk in 95 pitches. Reese Atwood tied the Texas record for RBIs in a single season with 66. Katie Cimusz hit a 3-run homer while Viviana Martinez drove in two with a double. Texas won their ninth consecutive game with help from multiple players having two hits. The Longhorns will play a nonconference game before heading back into Big 12 play for their final home series of the regular season.

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Kevin Bacon returns to Payson High School where ‘Footloose’ was filmed for prom night

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-04-21 14:21:12

SUMMARY: Kevin Bacon kept his promise and returned to Payson High School in Utah, where “Footloose” was filmed in 1984, after students launched a social media campaign. The school is set to relocate at the end of the year. Bacon thanked the students for their efforts and was awarded an honorary diploma. As part of the campaign, students pledged to create resource kits for his charity foundation, Sixdegrees.org. Bacon praised the students for turning his visit into a positive initiative. The iconic film about a town that bans dancing still resonates 40 years later, culminating in a memorable prom scene.

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Organization requests reduction in outdoor lighting during spring peak bird migration

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-04-21 13:50:08

SUMMARY: Audubon Texas is urging the State Preservation Board to reduce unnecessary outdoor lighting at the Texas State Capitol during peak bird migration from March to June. Millions of birds migrate through Texas, facing threats from light pollution and building collisions, with dozens of birds being killed or injured in 2023 due to building strikes in Austin. Texas is among the top deadliest cities for birds in the US. Audubon Texas is also running the Lights Out, Texas! campaign, asking residents to turn off excess outdoor lighting during spring and fall migration periods to protect birds.

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