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Parks and Wildlife Commission approves new rules aimed at protecting mountain lions

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www.kxan.com – Christopher Adams – 2024-05-24 21:30:47

SUMMARY: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved new rules to protect mountain lions. Previously, traps for mountain lions were not regularly checked, leading to concerns of inhumane deaths. The updated regulations prohibit keeping live mountain lions in traps or snares for over 36 hours and ban “canned hunts” where animals are bred to be killed in confined areas. Violations result in a Class C misdemeanor, though the aim is to encourage ethical behavior rather than penalize. Mountain lions inhabit remote regions of Texas, predominantly in the south and west, occasionally appearing in the western Hill Country.

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Truck driver narrowly escapes train collision, moment caught on camera

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-13 05:53:14

SUMMARY: The driver of an 18-wheeler narrowly escaped a massive collision with a train near Atlanta, Georgia. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at Allatoona Road near Interstate 75, Bartow County. Zack Hatcher, who was behind the stalled truck, captured the event on , showing the driver fleeing moments before impact. The train, unable to stop in time, collided with the trailer, causing debris to fly. Miraculously, the truck driver was unharmed. Authorities reported this was the eighth incident at this crossing since 2017 but the first collision. AAA provided safety tips for drivers near train crossings to prevent such accidents.

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Mavs Fall Short In Game 3 Of the NBA Finals

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-06-13 00:37:35

SUMMARY: The Dallas Mavericks faced off against the Boston Celtics in game three of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center. Despite a strong start by the Mavericks, the Celtics secured a win with a final score of 106-99. This loss puts the Mavs down 3-0 in the series, a deficit no team has ever overcome in NBA history. Luka Doncic, who contributed 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists, fouled out with just over four minutes remaining. The next game, game four, is scheduled for Friday, June 14th, at 7:30 PM in Dallas.

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New restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protection – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Jamey Keaten | Associated Press – 2024-06-12 23:38:06

SUMMARY: The head of the U.N. refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, acknowledges the Biden administration's new asylum-seeker restrictions but warns they may violate international refugee protection laws. The UNHCR's 2023 “Global Trends” report revealed 120 million people were forcibly displaced, akin to Japan's population. Grandi noted most displaced people are in poor or middle-income countries, highlighting crises in overlooked regions like Sudan and Africa. He criticized the U.S. asylum restrictions but praised plans to resettle 125,000 refugees. Grandi also mentioned global refugee hardships, with Syria still facing the biggest crisis, affecting nearly 14 million people displaced internally and abroad.

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