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North Texas children stuck in Las Vegas after their mother’s murder

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www.cbsnews.com – – 2023-06-12 22:41:00

SUMMARY: A Texas woman is struggling to bring her sister's children home after her sister was murdered while on vacation in Las Vegas. Her ex, Fernando Gomez, has been charged with her murder. The children have been unable to return home to Mesquite due to jurisdiction issues preventing them from leaving Clark County. Since Gomez still has parental rights for the youngest children, there is a legal battle delaying the process. The family is asking for donations to help cover expenses during this difficult time.

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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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Tips on water conservation during summer drought months

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www.kxan.com – Rich Segal – 2024-06-13 08:16:59

SUMMARY: Recent rains have slightly improved the water levels in Lakes Buchanan and Travis, but water conservation remains crucial during the peak summer heat in Austin. To drought-proof lawns and plants, using a thick layer of mulch can help retain soil moisture. Indoor water conservation is also essential; leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Meteorologist Rich Segal discussed water-saving tips with Elizabeth Simmons from the “Take Care of Texas” nonprofit, who highlighted optimal times for watering lawns and gardens for maximum efficiency.

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Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida is set to be demolished

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-13 07:29:42

SUMMARY: The three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died in a 2018 mass shooting, begins its demolition on Friday. Previously serving as evidence in the shooter’s trial, the building’s destruction was delayed due to heavy rain. The project aims to be completed before the school’s 3,300 students return from summer vacation. Families of victims have varied opinions on the demolition; some see it as a painful but necessary step in healing, while others wanted it preserved for educational purposes. The building’s removal follows precedents set by other sites of school shootings. The replacement plans remain undecided.

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