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Melinda French Gates to donate $1 billion in support of women’s rights – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Michelle Chapman and Thalia Beaty | Associated Press – 2024-05-28 15:36:45

SUMMARY: Melinda French Gates has announced a $1 billion donation over the next two years to support women and families globally, including reproductive rights in the U.S. This is her second billion-dollar commitment within five years, following her 2019 pledge to empower women. Leaving the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she received $12 billion to focus independently on these causes. Through her organization, Pivotal Ventures, she's directing $200 million in new grants to U.S. groups protecting women's rights. Additionally, she plans to give $250 million to improve women's globally and pledged $20 million each to 12 individuals for nonprofit causes.

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Houston ranks top 10 best cities for summer travel on new Forbes Advisor report

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 17:17:52

SUMMARY: Houston, Texas has been recognized as a top summer travel destination, ranking No. 10 in a report by Forbes Advisor. The study, published on June 1, evaluated 43 major U.S. cities based on city experience, air travel experience, and driving experience. The findings suggest that Houston is an attractive option for travelers this summer. For more details, readers are directed to Houston CultureMap. The report underscores Houston’s appeal, promising an influx of visitors from across the country. This content was reported by KTRK-TV, with all rights reserved for 2024.

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Missing swimmer reported at Central Texas park

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-22 16:10:42

SUMMARY: A recovery effort is underway in Travis County, Texas, after a report of a missing swimmer at Arkansas Bend Park on Saturday. At around 2:30 p.m., Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call about an adult swimmer using an electric underwater scooter who did not resurface. Multiple first responder boats attempted a rescue, but the effort transitioned to a recovery mission. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and will search until sundown, resuming at sunrise if necessary. The situation is still developing, with updates expected.

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NE Harris County fire on East Mount Houston Road leaves 2 firefighters hospitalized with injuries

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 15:22:11

SUMMARY: Fire crews are addressing a blaze at the Prestige Auto & Metal Recycling plant in northeast Harris County, Texas. The fire, located at the 7600 block of Mount Houston Road, led to the hospitalization of two firefighters for smoke inhalation, both in stable condition. Adequate water supply is a challenge due to a lack of hydrants, necessitating shuttling water by fire trucks. Officials from various agencies, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, are involved. The cause and specific location of the fire remain unclear, with no evacuation orders or air quality updates issued.

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