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Simone Biles secures third trip to the Olympics after breezing to victory at U.S. trials – KXAN Austin

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www.kxan.com – WILL GRAVES, Associated Press – 2024-06-30 22:52:30

SUMMARY: Simone Biles secured a spot in her third Olympics by winning the U.S. Olympic trials with a total score of 117.225. Three years after withdrawing from Tokyo events to focus on mental , Biles looks stronger than ever at 27. Joining her in the five-woman team are Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, and 16-year-old Hezly Rivera, with Joscelyn Roberson and Leanne Wong as alternates. Biles returns with new personal safeguards, including regular therapy. The U.S. team, likely favorites, hope to reclaim the gold from Russia, who cannot compete due to political conflicts. This may be Biles' final performance on American soil.

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Police investigate death of Autumn Oxley, Virginia woman featured on MTV reality show ’16 and Pregnant’

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-07-24 03:40:23

SUMMARY: Authorities in Sandston, Virginia, are investigating the death of Autumn Oxley, who was on MTV's “16 and Pregnant” in 2014. Police responded to a medical emergency on Saturday at around 3:00 p.m., where 27-year-old Oxley was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is still under investigation. Oxley appeared on the show's fifth season, documenting her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Drake. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Henrico County police. The report was published by Olivia Diaz on July 24, 2024.

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Woman arrested for arson, connected to fire at central Austin hospital

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-07-24 03:18:51

SUMMARY: A woman, identified as 44-year-old Carmel Esther Norris, was arrested for arson related to a fire at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Medical Center in central Austin, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) reported. The incident, which occurred around 5:44 a.m., involved a fire in a patient room that was extinguished before crews arrived. An employee suffered from smoke inhalation. Norris allegedly set the fire using a smuggled lighter, causing an estimated $50,000 in damages to the hospital and $1,000 to the room. She confessed during an interview with arson investigators and was booked into Travis County Jail.

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French prosecutors investigate rape allegations of Australian woman visiting Paris – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – The Associated Press – 2024-07-23 23:28:09

SUMMARY: French prosecutors are investigating an alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Australian woman visiting Paris amid preparations for the 2024 Olympics. The woman reported the assault to Paris authorities and said five men were involved, seeking refuge in a restaurant where emergency services assisted her. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular support, describing the incident as very traumatic. Despite initially planning to return home, the victim decided to stay in France. Paris security is heightened, with 35,000 police officers deployed daily for the Olympics, peaking at 45,000 for the opening ceremony, along with 10,000 soldiers.

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