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Record-breaking Texas heatwave enters third week as thousands lose power | Texas

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amp.theguardian.com – – 2023-06-24 07:06:00

SUMMARY: A record-breaking heatwave is on its third week in Texas, spreading to other parts of the southern United States with tens of thousands of people without power or air conditioning. Over 40 million people are under heat alert, and various regions, including Texas, reach unprecedented heat index values with 125°F in Corpus Christi. The heatwave, likely due to human-caused climate change, has been estimated to be five times more likely due to the climate crisis.

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Detroit splash pad shooting: 2 children among injured, authorities say

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 22:36:21

SUMMARY: Eight people, including two children, were injured when a shooter opened fire at a splash pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The suspect, who fired up to 28 times, later died by suicide at a nearby home after being tracked by law enforcement. The incident, deemed random, occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a city park. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard confirmed the recovery of a handgun and three empty magazines. The crime scene remained active, and victims’ conditions were not immediately known. The shooting coincided with the start of summer vacation and follows previous local tragedies, including the Oxford High School shooting in 2021.

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TEA releases 2024 STAAR results for grades 3-8

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-15 21:01:48

SUMMARY: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Spring 2024 STAAR assessment results for grades 3-8, showing a decline in mathematics and science performance. Math proficiency hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels, and reading-language arts showed varied results: Grades 3, 5, and 8 decreased by 2%, while grades 4 and 6 saw increases of three and four percentage points. Social studies results remained steady, mirroring 2023. The high school STAAR test showed mostly “steady performance” since its 2023 redesign. Parents can view their child's results on the TEA family portal at TexasAssessment.gov.

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Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high up on Portland, Oregon amusement park ride

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 20:35:22

SUMMARY: Emergency crews in Portland, Oregon, rescued 28 people on Friday who were stuck upside down for about half an hour on the AtmosFEAR ride at Oaks Amusement Park. Portland Fire and Rescue collaborated with engineers to manually lower the ride while preparing for a high-angle ropes rescue if necessary. No injuries were reported. One rider with a pre-existing condition was hospitalized as a precaution. Park staff immediately called 911, and responders arrived within 25 minutes. The ride, operational since 2021 without prior incidents, will remain closed pending an investigation. Oaks Park expressed gratitude to responders and cooperative guests.

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