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Olympic opening ceremony could be scrapped if security risk is too high – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press – 2024-04-14 22:45:11

SUMMARY: French President Macron has raised concerns about the security threat for the Paris Olympics opening ceremony on the River Seine. He mentioned a possible shift to the Stade de France if needed. With France on high security alert, plans for the event have been adjusted to limit risks, including shortening the parade and restricting access for spectators. Despite potential security challenges, Macron expressed confidence in the ability to successfully host the event. Precautionary measures will be taken, such as establishing security perimeters and utilizing advanced technology for safeguarding efforts. Macron reassured the public of their safety at the event.

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Storm recovery in Houston: CenterPoint works to restore power to half a million customers as temps are expected to rise

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abc13.com – Lileana Pearson – 2024-05-18 10:01:54

SUMMARY: The Houston area continues to recover from severe storms that caused widespread power outages and damage. Nearly half a million customers in Harris County are still without electricity, with temperatures expected to reach the high 90s. CenterPoint Energy has restored power to almost 300,000 people but 520,000 are still affected. The company is focusing on restoring power to homes and businesses, with repairs underway before sunrise. Cooling centers are operating to help residents cope with the heat, with some communities expected to be without power through the weekend. The storm caused an estimated $5 billion in damage to the city.

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This Texas city is the 3rd worst for bed bug infestations in the U.S.

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-05-18 10:00:00

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Texas restaurant named one of the most beautiful in the US, according to OpenTable

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www.kxan.com – Devin Willems – 2024-05-18 09:00:00

SUMMARY: OpenTable, in collaboration with People’s magazine, has compiled a list of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in America, offering unforgettable dining experiences. From great halls to homes-turned-eateries, these restaurants can be found in every corner of the country. One example is Tillie’s in Texas, located in a 200-year-old Vietnamese town hall with impressive antiques, offering a modern interpretation of classic gourmet dishes. Other restaurants on the list include The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil in California, The Garden Room in Georgia, and Verōnika in New York. To learn more about each restaurant or to book a reservation, check out OpenTable’s full results.

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